Registration & Expo
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You must pick up your race pack and race items at the Registration & Expo prior to race day. A Sports Expo will be held in conjunction with Registration and exhibitors include sponsors, suppliers and official merchandise.
Race Pack Pick Up
Participants must bring their eTicket and photo ID with them to collect their Race Number and Race Pack from Race Headquarters, Registration & Expo, (Viaduct Event Centre), 161 Halsey Street, Auckland City, between the following hours:
- Thursday 30 October 12:00pm to 7:00pm
- Friday 31 October 10:00am - 7:00pm
- Saturday 1 November 9.30am - 5:00pm
Race packs include your race number, IPICO timing chip (which is loaned to you), any ferry/bus tickets you have purchased, exclusive race T-Shirt and gear bag.
Note: The KIDS MARATHON event will be timed this year therefore KIDS MARATHON participants will receive a timing chip with their race packs.
Participants may collect other participants race packs provided they bring their own photo ID and the eTicket of the other participant with them. Please note if you are collecting on behalf of someone else you will cause delays for yourself, other participants and registration staff. The organisers do not encourage the collection of multiple race packs.
If you forget your eTicket, you can still collect your race pack from Registration. Staff at the Registration Help Desk will assist you, but you must bring some form of photo identification with you. Please be aware the registration process will take longer.
A different coloured race number will be provided at Registration for entrants in each event for ease of identification. The Race Number must be worn on the front of your singlet/shirt and be visible at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification or you being removed from the course during the event.
Please complete the section on the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions and importantly a contact name and number (other than your own) in case of emergency.
IPICO Timing Chip
At registration, all participants will be issued with an IPICO timing chip. The timing chip is loaned to you to allow the timing provider to time you and provide your result to you. You must tie it to your shoe laces as shown below before you start and wear it on your shoe throughout the race and over the finish line. Please ensure you run over (and not beside) the timing mats at the start, on the course and the finish to give the technology the best chance of capturing your times. You must return your timing chip at the end of the finish chute. There is a facility (Chip Check) at the Registration & Expo to check your timing chip.
Note: When you finish the race you must remove the timing chip from your shoe and place it in the collection bags at the end of the finish chute. It is your responsibility to return the timing chip via the collection bags in the finish chute before leaving the finish area. All non-returned chips will be charged to you at $25.00 incl GST each.
If you do not finish the event, please ensure you return the timing chip to the Timing Chip Collection officials at the end of the finish chute or mail it back to us as soon as possible at Timing Sports - tag return, P O Box 301431, Albany 0752, Auckland.
IMPORTANT: All non-returned chips will be charged to you at $25.00 incl GST each
ASICS Event T-Shirts
ASICS event T-Shirts will be distributed with your Race Pack at Registration prior to the event to all entrants in the Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon events. Entrants in the Heart Foundation 5km Challenge and KIDS MARATHON will not receive a T-Shirt.
Please ensure you identify your correct T-Shirt size on the entry form (due to T-Shirts being printed to order, a change of size once ordered, will not be possible). The T-Shirts are designed to be a smaller fit for the technology fabric to work effectively, if you prefer a looser or longer fitting t-shirt then select the next size up to what you would normally wear. Please note: If you were a size XL verging on XXL in 2013 then order XXL and if you were a size 16 verging on 18 in 2013 then order 18.
Please note: T-shirt sizes cannot be swapped or changed at Registration.
Ferry and Bus Tickets
Ferry and North Shore Bus tickets MUST be purchased when completing your online entry/paper entry form. Ferry Tickets are limited to 7,000 passengers traveling from Auckland City across to Devonport for the Marathon and Half Marathon starts, as well as from Devonport to Auckland City for the Quarter Marathon start. Return supporters tickets for the Marathon and Half Marathon starts are also available. All tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. Please refer to the Entry Information for further information on these services. There are also 2 sailing Birkenhead/ Bayswater/ Devonport services available.
Participants can purchase a $8.00 one-way ferry ticket when registering.
Ferry and Bus tickets will be available for purchase at the Registration & Expo ONLY if stocks are not sold out prior. Ferry and Bus tickets will not be available for purchase on event day.
Race Pack Gear Bags
Marathon, Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon
At Race Headquarters, you will be supplied with a Race Pack Gear Bag and bag tag (please ensure your bag tag is marked with your race number and name with a pen). This bag is for you to leave any surplus gear that you have at the start in Devonport (Marathon & Half Marathon). This will then be transported to the finish for collection, once you have completed your event. Only this gear bag will be accepted for storage.
Gear Trucks will be provided by Courier Post for Marathon and Half Marathon participants, to leave excess clothing in the supplied gear bag, at the start. Please place your gear bag in the Cage with the number range that corresponds to your Race Number. All clothing is to be placed in the Gear Bag provided at Registration (NOT A SPORTS BAG OR ANY OTHER BAG) and clearly marked with your Race Number and name on the bag tag. Gear bags can be collected from the Gear Trucks located by the Motorway Flyover at the finish venue, Victoria Park.
Heart Foundation 5km Challenge
A Gear Bag facility is provided for the 5km Challenge at the northern end of Victoria Park by the Victoria Park flyover bridge. You can leave your gear bag there prior to your race (please ensure your bag tag is marked with your race number and name with a pen).
Note: Any gear placed in a bag other than the Gear Bag provided will not be accepted, and will be the responsibility of the participant to get to the finish.
Late Entries at Registration
Late entries will be accepted at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until 5:00pm Saturday 1 November if the event field is not sold out. NB: 5km Challenge and Kids Marathon do not have an entry limit.
Entry Transfers at Registration
Entry transfers can be made at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until 5:00pm Saturday 1 November. You need to bring the e-ticket of the entrant with you, a completed hard copy of the entry form, along with your own personal photo identification e.g. drivers licence. The organisers recommend that entry transfers are completed in advance of the Registration Expo where possible. To find out how to transfer prior to Registration, click here.
Minor Spot Prizes
Spot prizes for all events will be drawn randomly and a list of all winners will be available at the Registration & Expo at the Spot Prize area. Spot prizes must be collected prior to 5:00pm Saturday 1 November. Prizes not collected by that time will be deemed forfeited by the winner. To claim your minor spot prize you must present your valid race number.
The 2014 Registration & Expo will be held at the Viaduct Event Centre situated on the Halsey Street extension Wharf, at the Viaduct Harbour. The centre provides a professional, five-star environmental standard, creating an impressive experience for all. The 6000m2 exhibition and hospitality centre offers spectacular views of the Waitamata Harbour.
If you would like the opportunity to promote, sample or sell your product at the 2014 Auckland Marathon 3 day Sports Expo please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of 2013 Exhibitors:
Exclusive 2014 Unitec Run & Walk Events Series Packages including guaranteed 2014 Auckland Half Marathon Entries on sale at Expo
A limited number of 2014 Unitec Run & Walk Series Packages including Guaranteed 2014 Auckland Half Marathon entries will be on sale at the Auckland Marathon Expo. Visit the Unitec Run & Walk Expo booth to purchase yours, but be in quick as there are only 350 available!
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Marathon-Photos www.Marathon-Photos.com will be photographing the race again this year. To view and order your photos online, simply find the event on their website and type in your race number or surname. If you subscribe your email address in advance, they'll send a direct link to your images once they are online here.
HeartRacer Become a Heart Racer, raise funds for the Heart Foundation and you could get an adidas sports watch! Simply click on the Heart Racer logo on your eTicket to open your very own fundraising webpage.
Nissan is a proud to join the sponsors of the Auckland Marathon. Our zero emissions, all electric Nissan Leaf will lead the marathon this year enabling the front-runners to breathe easy. The Leaf is just one example of Nissan providing unique and innovative automotive products and services that deliver superior measurable values to all our stakeholders.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has two centrally located hotels in Auckland's CBD. Copthorne Hotel Auckland HarbourCity is located close to the Viaduct Basin and directly opposite Princess Wharf, giving quick and easy access to ferry transportation to the start line. Alternatively enjoy a restful night at Copthorne Hotel Auckland City, located in the University district on Anzac Avenue. The hotel offers city and seascape views and is just a short stroll to the ferry terminal.
“Timex, the leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces is proud to be the official timing sponsor of the 2013 Auckland Marathon. Visit the Timex stand at the Expo and on Event Day to check out the latest products as well as excellent special offers.
Timex has an unparalleled heritage of creating innovative, technologically advanced and reliable timepieces for athletes of all fitness levels, having introduced the first licensed IRONMAN brand watch in 1986. The Timex IRONMAN brand legacy of leadership, innovation and style in international sport is evident in the brand’s extensive anthology of elite training devices and fitness aids.
Fans are invited to engage with Timex New Zealand by finding us on Facebook or calling 0508 566 300 for stockist details.”
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The Age Run Melbourne, presented by People's Choice is more than just a “fun run”. For many participants, it is an opportunity to give back to the community by raising funds for a cause close to their heart.
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Come visit the IRONMAN team at the Auckland Marathon Expo to enter our competition and learn more about IRONMAN events in New Zealand including - IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship Auckland.
IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland comprises a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run, which is half of the full IRONMAN distance (a total of 113km or 70.3 miles).
The race is based on Auckland’s iconic waterfront with the swim in the Viaduct Harbour, two lap bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Albany and return and two lap run along the waterfront with the finish at the Viaduct Events Centre.
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Sony is once again a proud partner for the Auckland Marathon. Visit us on our display stand at the Expo to check out the latest products and some exclusive offers for every Marathon runner.
Gold Coast Airport Marathon
The 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held from 5 - 6 July 2014 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia. Join more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races. For more information visit www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au and make sure you come and say hello to us at the expo!
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New to our stable of events is Mazda O ROCK a 5km obstacle course race that combines off-road terrain and obstacles to allow those with a sense of adventure to define themselves! You’ll climb over fences, crawl under nets and barbed wire, slide down slides, jump over walls and face many other challenges all while running over a combination of dirt paths, grass fields and footpaths.
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Experience more of Auckland during your stay
Devonport Village. 10 mins by ferry from Downtown Auckland For a great walk/run follow the seafront to Torpedo Bay then up to North Head (spectacular views of Auckland City) then on to Mount Victoria. Distance: Approx 5.4kms.
Rangitoto Island. 25 mins by ferry trip from Downtown Auckland– Walk/run to the summit, through the largest Pohutukawa Forest in Australasia. The summit provides 360 degree views of the whole of Auckland. Takes approx 1hr walking to top.
Waiheke Island. 40 mins by ferry from Downtown Auckland is this paradise island. The Walking Festivalis on 27 October - 4 November.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Econonic Development (ATEED) are a proud sponsor of the Auckland Marathon. Visit us at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
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