Record Entry Sell Out for the Half Marathon
The 2013 adidas Auckland Half Marathon reached capacity in a record time of just over 8 days. Entries for all events are accepted on a first come, first served basis and there is no wait list. Entries for the Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km Challenge and KIDS MARATHON are still open, be sure to get online today and ENTER NOW.
2013 Course Change
We are currently working on a proposed course change for the 2013 event that will further enhance the world renowned beauty and scenic reputation of its course, as well as adding to the enjoyment of participants in the Marathon and Half Marathon events.
Subject to all relevant authorities’ approvals, the course change will take in the majestic views of Auckland City from the Southbound lanes of the Northern Busway from Smales Farm bus station right through to, and over the Southbound extension lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, off at Shelly Beach Road connecting up to Sarsfield St and continuing along the current course down Curran St and around Westhaven Drive.
Should the proposed course change not be viable, for whatever reason, then the race course used in 2012, and previous years, will be used for the 2013 event.
New 2013 Charity Programme
We are pleased to have introduced a new charity programme to the adidas Auckland Marathon for 2013. Our goal is to make the adidas Auckland Marathon one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the world, and we need your help to do this. There are two ways to get involved…
Go gold – adidas Auckland Marathon Golden Charity Entries
As a part of the Charity Programme, we are excited to offer a VIP experience, the Golden Charity Entries. are limited to just a handful of runners and are the most exclusive entries available in the race.
With a Golden Charity Entry you'll receive free training plans and support, fundraising tips, and an exclusive gold bib to wear on race day. If you want to find out more about the Golden Charity Entries and sign up for one, click here. All of the charities below have Golden Entries, be quick because they are in very limited supply!
Alternatively, if you get an entry in the race through the public entry system why not raise funds anyway, even if it's a couple of hundred dollars? Just get in touch with any of the charities above or another close to your heart and let them know you'd like to run on their behalf.
Interested in finding out more? Go to the following link for more information on getting involved in the adidas Auckland Marathon Charity Programme.
Breathe easy with the Nissan Leaf
The adidas Auckland Marathon is thrilled to welcome Nissan New Zealand on board as the exclusive vehicle sponsor for the event.
Runners pounding the pavements may have already caught sight of the two Nissan X-Trail vehicles presented to marathon organisers - the first of a number of initiatives set to be announced in coming months involving Nissan’s innovative fleet. Keep an eye out too, for the zero emissions all electric Nissan Leaf that will be our lead car for the marathon. It’s a distinctive blue colour and carries the “Breathe Easy" slogan."
adidas Auckland Marathon Managing Director Stephen Brown says Nissan provides an exciting addition to the event’s sponsor family. “The extensive and impressive range of new Nissan models, along with the company’s experience in activation and leveraging major international marathons such as the prestigious New York Marathon provides our event with unique expertise and some exciting new initiatives.”
Nissan New Zealand Managing Director John Manley says the company is thrilled to have signed a three-race partnership with New Zealand’s premier road race.
“We’ve seen this event grow to become one of Auckland and New Zealand’s most anticipated annual events and Nissan New Zealand is pleased to be able to offer the adidas Auckland Marathon team some practical solutions as part of our sponsorship which we know will assist them hugely to meet their goals.”
Runners can breathe easy knowing that this year’s official race car, the Nissan LEAF, runs completely on electricity, and will easily outdistance our best runners without emitting irritating diesel or petrol fumes.
Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements from Nissan New Zealand as we move closer to the start-line.
Introducing adidas #mygirls
Feeling a bit daunted by the task ahead? It might help to know that a team of six inspiring New Zealand superwomen are right there with you. The adidas #mygirls will be training, blogging, facebooking and tweeting right up to the big day – when they’ll be running alongside you. They are modelling guru Sarah Tetro, hockey legend Honor Carter, TV stars Nicole Whippy and Natalie Medlock, The Crowd Goes Wild reporter Meghan Mutrie and blogger and journalist Bronwyn Williams. Meet them at www.facebook.com/mygirlsnz.
Buddy up with adiRun
As well as your newest virtual training buddies, make a few real ones with the adiRun training club in Newmarket. Every Tuesday evening, marathon training becomes a team sport as runners from all over Auckland get together for a bit of camaraderie and some expert guidance. Just turn up at the adidas store at 312 Broadway from 5.30pm, ready to set out at 6pm on a training run that suits you.
adidas Auckland Marathon adds Power to its Sponsor Family
Nissan New Zealand is excited to be the new, exclusive vehicle sponsor of the adidas Auckland Marathon.
Nissan New Zealand recently presented marathon organisers with two of its X-Trail vehicles.
These serious SUVs are just a warm up for the main event – with more great initiatives involving Nissan's innovative fleet set to be announced in the lead up to race day.
Nissan New Zealand Managing Director, John Manley, says the company is thrilled to have signed a three-race partnership with New Zealand's Premier Road Race.
"We've seen this event grow to become one of Auckland and New Zealand’s most anticipated annual events and Nissan New Zealand is pleased to be able to offer the adidas Auckland Marathon team some practical solutions as part of our sponsorship which we know will assist them hugely to meet their goals."
adidas Auckland Marathon features at the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon
adidas Auckland Marathon in association with ATEED, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand has exhibited at this year’s Los Angeles marathon expo. The Los Angeles marathon has over 23,000 participants.
Managing Director, Stephen Brown, said. "We were pleased to have the opportunity to promote the adidas Auckland Marathon in the USA for the second time and market New Zealand's Premier Road Race to a North American audience. LA and Auckland have a close association in being Sister Cities. Approximately 35,000 visitors went through the venue over the two days. We aim to further develop our presence at LA Marathon over the next few years."
The adidas Auckland Marathon thanks ATEED, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand for assisting them to the 2012 LA Marathon.
adidas Auckland Marathon course is officially certified to IAAF standard
The adidas Auckland Marathon course is officially certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). The adidas Auckland Marathon course and times can be used to qualify for other International Events including Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other major International Marathon and Half Marathon events. The Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon courses are also fully certified by the IAASF and AIMS
adidas Auckland Marathon secures three more years of sponsorship
adidas has extended its sponsorship deal with the adidas Auckland Marathon for another three years, making it a decade-long commitment.
adidas become the naming sponsor of the Auckland Marathon, New Zealand's premier running event, in 2004. It has now committed to supporting the adidas Auckland Marathon until 2014.
"We're very proud to put our name to the adidas Auckland Marathon," says adidas' New Zealand country manager, David Huggett.
"It's a perfect fit for adidas as running is one of our key areas of focus globally, and we pride ourselves on setting the standard for the particular needs of the sport.
adidas Auckland Marathon managing director Stephen Brown says the Auckland Marathon, which dates back to 1992, has gone from strength to strength during adidas' period of sponsorship.
"adidas' sponsorship has enabled us to expand the marathon and take it to a truly global stage. This year's marathon field will be largest assembled in New Zealand for 17 years. The confidence of knowing that our valuable relationship with adidas will continue for the next three years will help us to plan ahead with certainty and continue to grow."
adidas Auckland Marathon gains AIMS full membership status
The adidas Auckland Marathon has become a full member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the global body that fosters and promotes distance running throughout the world. AIMS works with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association. AIMS is an association of more than 300 race organisations located in over 90 countries.
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