2 November 2014

Run for charity

Why not run one of our great events and raise money for charity at the same time?

Marathons all over the globe raise millions of dollars for charity, and we want Auckland to be right up there as one of the biggest. That's why we introduced a brand new Charity Programme for the 2013 Auckland Marathon to allow runners to compete and raise funds for their favourite charities, and it was a huge success. Together our amazing runners raised over $1 million for some truly worthy causes, as well as priceless awareness for charities all over the world.

The response to the 2013 Charity Programme was fantastic, but we want the 2014 Auckland Marathon Charity Programme to be bigger and better in every way possible. How much can we beat the 2013 fundraising figure by in 2014? Can we reach $2 million? $5 million? Or even $10 million! Every cent raised makes a difference, so let's work together to break fundraising records in 2014.

There are two ways that you can raise money for your favourite charity
  • You can sign up for one of our 'Golden Charity Entries'. These are very limited special entries in both the half and full marathon allocated to a small number of carefully selected charities. If you sign up for one of these places for the 2014 event you'll need to raise a pre-agreed amount of money for the charity that you run for. This will be set by the individual charities, but will be around $1500 for the half marathon and $2500 for the full marathon. On race day you will wear a special gold bib, which will mark you out as one of a select group of runners pioneering our focus on charity fundraising.

Find out more about our new Golden Charity Entries.

OR

  • Once you get your entry in the event of your choice just go to fundraiseonline.co.nz and set up a fundraising page. You can then email all your friends, family and work colleagues and let them know what you're planning. It doesn't matter if it's the kid's race, or the marathon that you've entered; you can raise money whatever the distance. Get in touch with the charity that you've decided to run for and let them know what you're planning. Ask them how they can help you.

We've got some great fundraising tips to get you started.

We have big plans to make the 2014 Auckland Marathon Charity Programme better than ever before, so watch this space for more information on how you can get involved. If you work for a charity and would like to become a Golden Charity for the 2014 Auckland Marathon, please email for more information.

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