The clubs first event was held on the 21.12. 2011 after event organizer Paul Hamblyn wanted to provide an opportunity for domestic athletes to achieve personal best times, before the summer middle distance races started in the new year. Good pace makers, quality fields and racing at a time conducive to running fast times were the main priorities.
In 2012 the event became the Bays Night of 5’s and the Blincoe Cup was introduced to the Men’s Elite 5000m race. Adrian is the current New Zealand 5000m record holder and ran his junior years with the North Harbour Bays Athletics Club.
The Night of 5’s continues to grow and now incorporates other track and field events into its programme.
Our goal is for this event to grow and to become the premium 5,000m race of the New Zealand domestic season.
This years event is proudly sponsored by: