The inaugural Athletics New Zealand 24 hour running championship will also be held on Saturday/Sunday at the AUT Millennium Stadium on the North Shore.
Australian Mick Thwaites looks to be the favourite in the men's race but the race for the New Zealand championship looks ineresting with last year’s winner of the Sri Chinmoy event Alexander McKenzie from Threntham entered, along with leading ultra-distance runners Wayne Botha (Takapuna) and Graeme Butcher (Masterton).
Penny Kirkwood from the Auckland YMCA club is favourite for the NZ women's title.
A total of 18 runners are entered for the gruelling 24 hour race, while a further 14 will contest the 12 and six hour events.
More information and race results 19th Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Track Race