The late Sir Peter Snell, KNZM OBE, will be honoured at a tribute event at Cooks Gardens on Monday, 27 January 2020 from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
Whanganui District Council, together with Athletics Wanganui and the Whanganui Sports Heritage Trust, has organised this free event and all are welcome.
Members of the public taking part are asked to meet at the Cooks Street entrance to Cooks Gardens from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
The event will feature a tribute lap of the Cooks Gardens track followed by speeches from Whanganui Mayor, Hamish McDouall, and athletics representatives.
Former New Zealand middle to long-distance runner and 1972 Olympic medallist, Rod Dixon, will also attend and speak at the event.