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Merit Prize money is equal for men and women. Product prizes are offered in the Marathon and Half-Marathon events for remaining places up to 10th place in the Open fields, and for the first three in each 5-year age group starting with the age group 35-39 years.
* All prizes are in NZ dollars and those prizes above $500 are subject to 20% resident withholding tax.
* Please see waiver and release details regarding prizes when entering.
Elite Prize - The Top of the Bridge Prime awards
The Top of the Bridge Prime awards recognise the first male and first female runners in the full marathon to cross the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This is approximately 15km from the event start line at Devonport.
The top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge is defined as the official timing mats on the bridge for the purposes of the awards and event officials will also be present at this point to adjudicate.
The two winning elite athletes will each receive a cash prize of $500 each. To be eligible for the prize the runners must complete the full marathon distance.
Auckland Cross Country and Road Runners Trust – Full Marathon Prize
One award each to the highest placed New Zealand male and female NZ residents of $750 ( tax paid)
Award is available to those athletes under the age of 25 years on race day.
Prize giving will be held at Victoria Park and commences at 12.00am. The following prizes will be awarded on stage:
- Half Marathon 1st, 2nd and 3rd - 12:00 to 12:10pm
- Marathon 1st, 2nd and 3rd - 12:10 to 12:25pm
The age group merit prize list and all age group merit prizes will be available from the Information & Prize tent in Victoria Park from 12:00 am onwards. If not collected on event day,merit prizes can be collected from the Auckland Marathon office within 3 weeks of the event. Prizes not collected by that time will be deemed forfeited by the winner. To claim your merit prize you must present your valid race number.
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