All of the charities below have Golden Entries. Click on any of the listings and find out more about the charity, the work they do and how they will support you throughout your training and on race day. If you like what you read just hit the register button to enquire to the charity that you’d like to run for. You can of course register your interest with more than one charity and make your final decision later. The charities will have more enquiries than Golden Entries so you will need to convince them that you are committed to their cause and that you can raise the fundraising target to guarantee your Golden Entry. Good luck!
The Starship Foundation is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so Starship Children's Health can better care for its young patients. Donations are an extra to Government funding and provide a variety of initiatives such as building refurbishments, new technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training. Each stride you take in the Auckland Marathon on Sunday 1 November 2015 could help transform the lives of children at Starship.
Make A Wish
Johnny is 9 years old and in remission from Leukaemia. As part of his one true wish and because of his love for superheroes, Johnny spent the day fighting crime with Batman! From capturing The Joker to rescuing a damsel in distress, he then went on to save Auckland City from the Riddler's zombie apocalypse! You can make more wishes come true for kids like Johnny by becoming a Wish Racer in the ASB Auckland Marathon. Make-A-Wish grants the special wishes of kiwi kids with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength and joy at a very difficult time in their lives.
Blind Foundation is proud to be associated with the 2015 ASB auckland marathon. Every day, an average of three New Zealanders register with us for support with sight loss and right now there is a 12 month waiting list for a guide dog. Running in our auckland marathon team is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference. We receive no government funding for guide dogs, so with your help we can breed and train more guide dogs and help give independence to Kiwis who are blind or have low vision.
Oxfam New Zealand is a development charity, affiliated to Oxfam International, committed to working with local communities to achieve real and lasting change that will result in better lives for people living in poverty. This is your personal challenge. We’ll help you succeed. We’ve learned a thing or two from Oxfam Trailwalker and our past Auckland Marathon runners. And now, we’re here to help you. Running for Oxfam you’ll have access to our knowledge and experience supporting people to raise funds through life-changing participation events.
New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-government-funded charitable trust and is totally reliant on grants and donations. It is the country’s foremost breast cancer education and awareness organisation. Seven women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand. The NZBCF is committed to preventing New Zealanders developing and dying from breast cancer but we need your support. By choosing to join our Pink Ribbon Active Team YOU can make a difference.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Nearly half of all New Zealanders will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, so chances are you – or someone you care about – could be affected. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. There are lots of things we can all do to support and improve our mental health, and being active is one of them! Please sign up to be a MHF Golden Runner and help us make mental health
Step out for Cancer. 60 New Zealanders a day are diagnosed with cancer. Your support will help build a cancer free future. Every day of the week people just like you are fundraising for the Cancer Society Auckland in wacky and wonderful ways. They are climbing mountains, giving up chocolate, shaving their heads, baking cakes and taking up dares. You too can make a stand against cancer and become a community champion by running the ASB Auckland Marathon for us in 2015.
530,000 New Zealanders, including 1,000 children, need awareness raised of the impact that this condition (all 140 different types) has on their lives. So if you're thinking of taking on a personal challenge this year, why not fundraise for Arthritis New Zealand at the same time, and provide support to those in need.
Youthline is very excited to be playing a part in the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon. Being a youth development organisation, Youthline provides a range of community and people development services. This includes the first point of contact and crisis support for young people to access help, youth and family specialist services, early intervention, a school, family and individual counselling, youth leadership initiatives, community centres and research projects. Choose to run for Youthline and you will be supporting Kiwi youth by helping to raise essential funds for the flagship counselling helpline service.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
Each day in New Zealand 8 men are diagnosed and 2 men die from prostate cancer. It is the number 1 cancer in New Zealand men – 1 in 10 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime! Run for Prostate and help save the lives of our brothers, husbands, sons and granddads. The Prostate Cancer Foundation depends solely on the generosity of NZers for its funding –
there is none from the government.
Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch (DNZAB)
Every day, 50 more people in New Zealand are diagnosed with diabetes. DNZAB provides screening, education and support to help those with diabetes to live life well; additionally we aim to prevent diabetes where possible. We provide a range of free services from working with people directly in the community with our Mobile Diabetes Awareness Service to our Living Life Well roadshows, where we educate people about positive lifestyle choices. We receive no government funding so run for us to help us continue to support the wellness/hauora of all Aucklanders.