General Information

KEY Information

ASB AUCKLAND MARATHON

  • 01 November 2015
  • 6.00am
  • 42.195k

BARFOOT AND THOMPSON HALF MARATHON

  • 01 November 2015
  • 6.50am
  • 21.090k

12k TRAVERSE

  • 01 November 2015
  • 9.00am
  • 12k

Heart Foundation 5k Challenge

  • 01 November 2015
  • 10.00am
  • 5k

KIDS MARATHON

  • 01 November 2015
  • 11.00am
  • 2.200k

2015 KEY DATES

  • 2015 Key Dates
2015 DATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION
Monday, 30th March 12:00am Entry Opens for all distances  
Thursday, 17th September 5:00pm

Entry withdrawals/refunds close.

Early entries close. Entry fee increases for late entries.

Transfer window opens.

 
Monday, 26th October 5:00pm

Entry transfers close - all Entry transfers after 5pm Monday 26th October must be processed at Registration & Expo in person.

Late entries close. Entry fee increases for Registration Venue entries.

 

Thursday, 29th October 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday, 30th October 10:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, 30th October 9:30am to 5:00pm

ASB Auckland Marathon Registration and Expo

Race number, timing chip and race pack pick up.

On Site Entry available to Open events.

On Site Transfers available

ASB Auckland Marathon Registration & Expo

Viaduct Events Centre

161 Halsey Street, Auckland City

Saturday, 31st October 12:00pm Finish Venue (official and corporate tent) set up for event begins Victoria Park
Saturday, 31st October 5:00pm

Registration Venue entries and transfers close

 

ASB Auckland Marathon Registration & Expo

Viaduct Events Centre

161 Halsey Street, Auckland City

 

Sunday 1st November - EVENT DAY

TIME EVENT LOCATION
4:20am First Ferry leaves Downtown Ferry Building for Devonport Downtown Ferry Building,
Quay Street
4:40am Event Bus service begins Albany, Constellation, Takapuna
START TIME 6:00am ASB Auckland Marathon starts (as its own separate event) King Edward Parade, Devonport
START TIME 6:50am Barfoot and Thompson Half Marathon starts (as its own separate event) King Edward Parade, Devonport
CUT OFF TIME 8:15am Cut off time for continuing over Harbour Bridge Smales Farm Bus Station, Northcote
8:30am Heart Foundation 5k Challenge bus service to start begins (last bus leaves at 9:20am) Victoria Street, Victoria Park
START TIME 9:05am 12k Traverse starts - cut off time to clear Onewa Rd on-ramp 9:25am Smales Farm Bus Station, Northcote
CUT OFF TIME 9:25am Cut off time for 12k participants for clearing Onewa Rd on-ramp 9:25am  
CUT OFF TIME 9:50am

 
Removal of participants still on Auckland Harbour Bridge Auckland Harbour Bridge
START TIME 10:00am Heart Foundation 5k Challenge starts Sarsfield St, Herne Bay
START TIME 11.00am KIDS MARATHON starts Beaumont St (near corner Pakenham St), Wynyard Quarter
12:00pm Merit Prize giving for Marathon and Half Marathon Victoria Park
1:00pm Cut-off time for all participants not finished.  First Aid and Support Stations close Marathon Course, Auckland City Roads
2:00pm All Corporate Tents to be removed from Victoria Park Victoria Park
7:00pm Results posted to web site. Finishers' certificates available on web site. www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • 2015 Entry Fees

Entry fees for any of the ASB Auckland Marathon events will be processed by ASB Auckland Marathon and an item will appear to this effect on your credit card statement.

Online entries only will be accepted.  You will need a credit or debit card to enter online.

 

2015 Entry Fee includes GST  (NZ Dollars) Marathon
Fee
Half Marathon Fee 12k Traverse Fee Heart Foundation 5k Challenge Fee KIDS MARATHON
Early Entry Fee (Received by 5:00pm 17 September 2015) $150 $112 $75 $40 $25
Late Entry Fee* (Received by 5:00pm 26 October 2015 - unless sold out prior) $170 $135 $100 $40 $25
Registration Venue Entry Fee* (Received by 5:00pm 31 October 2015 - unless sold out prior) $195 $160 $125 $65 $35

 

*The Late Entry Fee and Registration Venue Entry Fee are only available if the entry limit for a particular event has not yet been reached. If entry limits in a particular event have been reached and the event entries are closed, then no further entries will be accepted.

 

 

  • Late Entries
  • Early entries close at 5pm on 17 September 2015, or as soon as the entry limit has been reached.
  • If the entry limit has not been reached, late entries will be accepted online until 5:00pm, 26 October 2015.
  • Registration venue entries will be accepted (if the entry limit has not been reached) up to 5:00pm Saturday 31 October 2015.
  • Confirmation of Entry (eTicket)

Points to note when entering online:

  • If you spell your email address incorrectly you will not receive your eTicket. Please ensure that you accurately enter your email address when registering online.
  • The eTicket is an automated email. If you have spam/junk settings on your email account (common in workplaces) then the eTicket may be filtered into junk folders or you may not receive it at all.
  • The organisers recommend using a personal email address for your entry rather than a workplace email address.
  • If for any reason you do not receive your eTicket by email within 24 hours of entering online, please email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz

If any of your entry details are incorrect on your eTicket you can change your personal details yourself online by clicking the top right 'My Account' link on your eTicket. A new eTicket will be sent to you once the corrections have been made.

  • Entry Limits
  • Due to safety constraints at the start and finish, on the course, and on the Auckland Harbour Bridge there are participants limits imposed on some of the events.
  • Please ensure you enter early to avoid disappointment. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and any entries received after the limit is reached for any particular event will be returned with their payment. There is no wait list.
  • Withdrawals

Entry Fees are non-refundable after 5:00pm, Thursday 17 September 2015. Prior to this date, NZ$25 of the entry fee will be retained.  Entries can only be withdrawn if notice is received in writing up to 5:00pm, Thursday  17 September 2015.  Written notice should be emailed to registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz

Please note that all KIDS MARATHON entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Entry Transfer Policy

The transfer window opens at 5:00pm, Thursday 17th September 2015.  All online transfers must be completed by 5:00pm, Monday 26th October. Transfers after that time can only be made in person at the Registration Help Desk up until 5:00pm Saturday 31 October 2015 during Registration hours.

Participants can formally transfer their entry to someone else within the same event entered, or to an Open event.  Entries may be formally transferred upon the payment of a single $25.00 transfer fee. Entries transferred without permission of the organisers will be invalid and will lead to disqualification.

Important Transfer Notes:

The general transfer rules for entries in the ASB Auckland Marathon, Barfoot and Thompson Half Marathon, 12k Traverse and Heart Foundation 5km Challenge are outlined below for 2015.

Transfers at any time:

  • The difference in entry fees will not be refunded for those changing down in distance to a shorter event (if applicable).

  • The difference in entry fee will be payable by those changing up in distance to a longer event.

  • Person to Person Transfer - Transport tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.  Printed certificates are non transferable and non refundable.  If the person purchasing the transferred entry would like a transport ticket or printed certificate they must purchase this at the time of the online transfer.

  • Distance Transfers - Transport tickets and printed certificates are transferable .  

  • The person purchasing the transferred entry can choose their own T-Shirt size & gender at the time of online transfer.

Note: All transfers to a particular event will cease immediately once the fields have closed i.e. Marathon entrants cannot transfer down to the Half Marathon once entries have closed for that event or down to the 12k Traverse once entries have closed for that event.  Half Marathon entrants can not transfer down to the 12k Traverse or up to the Marathon once entries have closed for that event.

  • Entry Transfer Process
  • The transfer window will open at 5.00pm, Thursday 17th September.
  • All online transfers must be completed by 5.00pm, Monday 26th October.
  • Transfers after that time can only be made in person at the Registration Help Desk during the scheduled Registration hours.
  • Instructions for completing an online transfer will be provided in early September 2015 prior to the opening of the transfer window.
  • Change of Details

If any of your personal details change prior to the event you can change these details yourself online by clicking the top right 'My Account' link on your eTicket or please email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz with the changes to be made.

  • Roadsters

Those who have completed either five (5) Auckland Marathons or five (5) Half Marathons (not a combination of both) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as Roadsters. They will receive a permanent race number in perpetuity. Check the Roadster Marathon and Roadster Half Marathon Lists for the current Roadster Hall of Fame.

If you think you qualify for Roadster status, send an email to registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz with your name, race numbers and corresponding event years to receive your roadster number. Please note Roadster numbers are not allocated automatically and it is up to the participant to make contact when they believe they qualify for Roadster status.

Please note: you must have applied for your roadster number in writing to registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz with the organisers no later than 5:00pm, Thursday 17th September 2015.

How to enter online when you have a Roadster number

  • To ensure you receive your Roadster number when you enter online, you need to select the 'Roadster' option from within the Bib Category field in the online registration form.
  • This tells the registration system not to allocate you a generic bib number. Instead, you will be sent an automated e-ticket with a reference number, not an official generic bib number.
  • Your Roadster number will be manually added to your entry in due course and a new e-ticket containing your individual Roadster number will be emailed to you. To speed up this process for you, please email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz to advise of your completed registration.
  • Please ensure you bring this new e-ticket including your Roadster number to Registration (do not bring the original e-ticket with the reference number as this is not valid)

Note: It is each Roadster's responsibility to complete the online registration process correctly. If you fail to select the Roadster option when entering online, you will not receive your Roadster number unless you contact the organisers to advise of the error which can then be corrected for you.

TEAM ENTRIES

  • Team Entries

The ASB Auckland Marathon provides the perfect opportunity to bring together a team of workmates, friends and family with the common goal of crossing the finish line and celebrating at Victoria Park on Sunday 1 November 2015. Whether it's the full 42k ASB Auckland Marathon, the 21k Barfoot and Thompson Half Marathon, the 12k Traverse or the Heart Foundation 5k Challenge... you choose!

  • Team Registrations

The ASB Auckland Marathon online team registration system gives teams the ability to enter and manage their own team entries online.  It has never been easier for your team members to register online and enter their chosen event. Here's how it works:

  1. Corporate teams need to designate a team manager who is the contact point for all correspondence.
  2. The team manager can enter by clicking the 'Enter Now' icon under the event logo at the top of the page
  3. Once the team is established, an automated email will confirm the team name and password, which staff must enter when completing their online registration.
  4. Under ‘are you part of a team’ enter yes then under ‘are you creating a team’ enter yes - then enter your team's name and password (case sensitive).
  5. Teams set up in this way are automatically ready to accept entries so that each individual pays online by credit card for their entry at the time of registration.
  6. Each Team Manager is provided with access to their own Team Manager’s webpage to monitor and manage their entries and also make credit card payments as required.

If required, please request full instructions for Team Managers/Team Set Up or for any Team Entry enquiries please email - registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz

  • Corporate Village

Teams and corporate groups have the opportunity to create their own team 'lounge' within the Village and enjoy the entertainment throughout the day. Opt to erect your own marquee or take advantage of the Site & Marquee options we have available. Corporate package offer (catering, beverages, equipment hire, etc) are also available.

Corporate sites sell out fast!  Email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz for further details and a booking form

If you are interested in exhibiting or sampling at the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon please email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz for further information.

2015 REGISTRATION AND EXPO

  • Registration / Race Pack Pick Up

NEW PROCESS FOR 2015 - Race Packs (which contain each athlete's race bib and timing chip) must be picked up by the REGISTERED PARTICIPANT IN PERSON at the scheduled registration prior to race day. Photo identification will be required to register and pick up race packs packet.

Participants must bring their eTicket and photo ID with them to collect their Race Pack from Race Headquarters, Registration & Expo, Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland City, between the following hours:

  • Thursday 29 October           12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Friday 30 October                10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 31 October            9.30am - 5:00pm

Race packs include your race number, timing chip, any ferry/bus tickets you have purchased, exclusive race T-Shirt, and gear bag.

Notes:

  • All events are timed therefore all participants will receive a timing chip with their race packs.
  • Participants may not collect other participants' 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.
  • Late entries will be accepted at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until 5:00pm Saturday 31 October if the event field is not sold out. Please Note: Heart Foundation 5k Challenge does not have an entry limit.
  • Transfers will be accepted at the Registration Help Desk during Registration up until Saturday 31 October if the event field is not sold out.
  • Race Numbers

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.

  • Timing Chip

At registration, all participants will be issued with a disposable timing chip that will be attached to your race bib.  There is a facility (Chip Check) at the Registration & Expo to check your timing chip.

There is no requirement to return the timing chip as it is for one-time use and can be disposed of at the conclusion of the event.

  • 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 ASB Auckland Marathon, Barfoot and Thompson Half Marathon and 12k Traverse events. Entrants in the Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and KIDS MARATHON will not receive a T-Shirt.

Please ensure that you identify your correct T-Shirt size on the entry form as T-Shirt sizes cannot be swapped or changed at Registration. The T-Shirts are a slim fit. 

  • Ferry and Bus Tickets

Ferry and North Shore Bus tickets MUST be purchased when completing your entry form. Ferry Tickets are limited to 7,000 passengers traveling from Auckland City across to Devonport for the Marathon and Half Marathon starts. 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 two Birkenhead/ Bayswater/ Devonport sailing services available.

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 & 12k Traverse

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) and Smales Farm (12k Traverse). 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.   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.

  • Race Pack Gear Bags - Heart Foundation 5k Challenge

A Gear Bag facility is provided for the Heart Foundation 5k 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.

  • Sports Expo

A Sports Expo will be held in conjunction with Registration and exhibitors include sponsors, suppliers and official merchandise.

The 2015 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.

  • Exhibitor Opportunities

If you would like the opportunity to promote, sample or sell your product at the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon three day Sports Expo please contact info@aucklandmarathon.co.nz

EVENT DAY VILLAGE - VICTORIA PARK

  • Event Day Village

Victoria Park is the location of the ASB Auckland Marathon Finish Venue, Corporate Village and Picnic in the Park and will be set up to accommodate all participants and supporters from individuals and families to corporate groups.

Teams and corporate groups have the opportunity to create their own team 'lounge' within the Village and enjoy the entertainment throughout the day. Opt to erect your own marquee or take advantage of the Site & Marquee options we have available. Corporate package offer (catering, beverages, equipment hire, etc) are also available.

Corporate sites sell out fast!  Email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz for further details and a booking form.

If you are interested in exhibiting or sampling at the Event Day Village for 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon please email registration@aucklandmarathon.co.nz for further information.

  • Event Day Entertainment

Entertainment will be provided on event day at Victoria Park for the official Picnic in the Park, thanks to More FM.  Participants, friends and family can enjoy the music and entertainment while celebrating a day of achievements in Auckland City.

Entertainment provided on Event Day includes:

  • Music in the Event Village from approx. 8.00am
  • Kids entertainment including Bouncy Castles
  • Merchandise and retail sales tents
  • Spectator Access to Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a grassed reserve located in the heart of Auckland City adjacent to the Southern Motorway.

Parking is available at various Downtown car parks or surrounding Streets.

Live bands, children’s activities, entertainment, merchandise, food and refreshments will be available at the venue.

Spectators can line the footpath along Fanshawe Street to watch finishers complete the final 200m to the finish line.

Road closure and parking restriction information will be available on the website in October.

  • Finish Procedure

After crossing the finish line, participants will proceed through the finish area. St John First Aid support is on hand if required. A final support station is positioned within this area and will have water, Powerade and bananas available.

ASB Auckland Marathon and Barfoot and Thompson Half Marathon finishers will then receive their exclusive finisher's medal. Participants can then exit this secure finish area. Public, family and friends will be excluded from within this secure finish area.

GETTING TO THE RACE STARTS

  • Marathon / Half Marathon

Due to traffic congestion on the North Shore from participants accessing the start line in Devonport, we strongly recommend that you consider utilising the pre-race services of the Ferry or Bus to get to the Marathon and Half Marathon start. Should you choose to use your own vehicle to get to the start, please allow plenty of time, and remember there is minimal public parking for participants in Devonport.

  • Ferry Transport to the Start

Fullers Ferries will be available to take participants from the Downtown Ferry Building on Quay Street to the start at Devonport. This is a pre-race chartered service and the first ferries will leave at 4:20am. Fullers Ferries will also be available from Birkenhead and Bayswater to the start at Devonport. The pre-race charter service from Birkenhead will leave at 5:00am and from Bayswater at 5:15am. Participants can purchase Ferry Tickets for $8.50 each when completing their online entry form.

  • Important Details Regarding Pre-Race Ferry Sailings
  • Due to these ferry sailings being a chartered service and the need to ensure boarding is as efficient as possible, a different ticket system (wristband) is used for these sailings.
  • Because of this and the pressure to process approx 7,000 people onto the ferries in a limited time NO OTHER FULLERS ISSUED TICKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THESE SAILINGS. Please purchase your unique charter ticket (wristband) when entering the event.
  • Ferry ticket wristbands MUST be purchased when completing your online entry form.
  • Tickets are limited to 7,000 passengers travelling from Auckland City across to Devonport and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Wristband tickets are only valid for the event day pre-race sailings. You cannot use your wristband to return to Devonport after the event. You will need to purchase a standard Fullers ticket for this purpose.
  • Supporters tickets (there and back) are also available for purchase online (see below).
  • Wristbands and supporter's tickets will only be available for purchase at the Registration & Expo if they have not sold out prior.
  • Ferry and Bus tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable so please choose carefully.

PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware that your unique charter ticket (wristband) cannot be used on standard Fullers Ferry services. It is only valid for the event day pre-race sailings to get participants and their support to Devonport. You cannot return to Devonport or Birkenhead/Bayswater with this wristband ticket after the event, you will need to purchase a standard Fullers ticket from Fullers for this purpose.

  • Supporters Tickets

Participants can purchase Supporters Tickets for $17.00 each when completing their online/paper entry form. The supporter receives a wrist band to take them on the pre-race sailing from Auckland City (or Birkenhead/Bayswater) to Devonport, and a standard ticket for each supporter to return back to Auckland City (not to Birkenhead/Bayswater) after the start.

The return ferry will leave either on a 7:00am (sharp) chartered sailing after the Marathon start back to Auckland City or on the first sailing of the standard Fullers service at 7:30am.

TRANSPORT SCHEDULES

  • ASB Auckland Marathon Ferry Schedule 2015 (Proposed Schedule)

Fullers has based this schedule around being able to move approx 7,000 participants to Devonport by 6:45am. Note: the actual departure time may vary from the following:

Depart AKL Vessel
04:20 Superflyte
04:30 Starflyte
04:35 Quickcat
05:00 Kea
05:00 Superflyte
05:05 Starflyte
05:20 Tirikat
05:20 Quickcat
05:35 Kea
05:35 Starflyte
05:45 Superflyte
05:50 Tirikat
05:55 Starflyte
06:05 Quickcat
06:10 Kea
06:10 Starflyte
06:25 Seaflyte

 

Additional Service (Proposed Schedule)

Depart Birkenhead Vessel
05:00 Starflyte (Marathon participants must take this Birkenhead sailing to arrive in time)
05:40 Starflyte

 

Depart Bayswater Vessel
05:15 Starflyte (Marathon participants must take this Birkenhead sailing to arrive in time)
05:55 Starflyte

 

You cannot book a particular ferry sailing time - you just need to turn up to the ferry sailing of your choice outlined above. Ferries will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise all Marathon participants to take ferries prior to 5.00am (or take the 5.00am Birkenhead sailing) to ensure you arrive for your start time of 6.00am. We strongly advise all Half Marathon participants to take sailings prior to 6.00am to ensure you arrive for your start time of 6.50am. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event.

For those participants wishing to park near the start in Devonport, ferries will be available to take you back after the event from the ferry terminal. To utilize this post event Fullers service you will need to purchase a standard Fullers ferry ticket directly from Fullers.

  • Bus Transport 2015 (Supplied by Ritchies Buses)

Ritchies has established a bus service for the North Shore to the Marathon and Half Marathon start utilising the 'Park and Ride' facilities at Albany and Constellation Drive, and at a designated point in Takapuna.

Ticket costs and departure locations are detailed below. Tickets MUST be purchased when completing your online entry form.

Albany to Devonport Constellation to Devonport Takapuna to Devonport
$10.00 one way $9.00 one way $8.00 one way
$15.00 return $13.00 return $11.00 return*

 

*Takapuna Return trip returns to Akoranga & Smales Farm Stations. Transfer is then required to Takapuna Shops (no charge)

Bus Departures (Proposed times only)    
Albany Park & Ride Constellation Park & Ride Takapuna
04:50 04:55 05:05
05:05 05:10 05:20
05:20 05:25 05:30
05:35 05:40 05:45

 

You cannot book a particular bus departure time - you just need to turn up to one of the departure locations outlined above. Buses will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise all Marathon participants take the earliest buses i.e. 4.50am Albany, 4.55am Constellation, 5.05am Takapuna, to ensure you arrive for your earlier start time of 6.00am. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start with plenty of time to prepare for your event.

  • From Victoria Park back to Bus Stations

Bus departures back to Albany and Constellation Park & Ride Stations will depart with a 15 minute frequency on the Northern Express from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Buses departing Britomart 8:00am, 8:15am, 8:30am etc should take approximately 2-3 minutes to arrive at the bus stop outside Victoria Park Market on Victoria Street.

  • 12k Traverse Transport & Parking

Ritchies has established a bus service from the bus stop on Victoria Street, outside Victoria Park Market to the start at Smales Farm.  Ticket costs are $8.00. This is a one way service only. Tickets MUST be purchased when completing your online entry form.

Bus Departures (Proposed times only)

Victoria Street Bus Stop outside Victoria Park Market
07:45
08:00
08:10
08:20
08:30

 

  • Rail and Bus Transport to Downtown Auckland City

No public transport (bus or train) into downtown Auckland City exists before 7:00am on Sunday 1 November. Private car is the only option to get to the Bus Services at Victoria Park if you live in Central, Eastern, Western or Southern parts of Auckland.

  • Car Parking

Smales Farm will have all-day car parking (gold coin donation required) for those wanting to use their private cars.

Bus departures back to Smales Farm Park & Ride Station will depart with a 15 minute frequency on the Northern Express from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Buses depart from Britomart and should take approximately 2-3 minutes to arrive at the bus stop outside Victoria Park Market on Victoria Street.

  • Heart Foundation 5k Challenge

Free buses will transport Heart Foundation 5k Challenge participants from Victoria Park to the start assembly area at Point Erin Park. The buses will depart from Victoria St, outside Victoria Park Market from 8:20am with the last bus departing no later than 9:20am. You do not need a ticket for this service.

RACE RULES AND SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Race Rules

The event will be conducted in accordance with the rules of Athletics New Zealand.

http://www.athletics.org.nz/About-Us/Constitution-Regulations

The following minimum age restrictions are in place:

  • Age 7 - KIDS MARATHON
  • Age 10 - Heart Foundation 5k Challenge Walk
  • Age 13 - Heart Foundation 5k Challenge Run
  • Age 14 - 12k  Traverse
  • Age 16 - Half Marathon
  • Age 18 - ASB Auckland Marathon

Note: All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event (except for KIDS MARATHON) and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant under 16.  This refers to participants of age or above the restricted age per event but under 16 (except for the KIDS MARATHON) e.g. 10 year olds – 15 year olds in the 5k walk, 13 year olds – 15 year olds in the 5k run, etc.

The age of the entrant will be that person's age on race day.

For the Marathon, Half Marathon & 12k Traverse, participants attempting to join the course at any point along the route other than behind the start line will be prevented from continuing over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Video cameras will be used and cheat checks along the course will be conducted. Anyone without an official race number that is clearly visible and timing chip will be prevented from continuing over the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

  • Safety Information

While the Event Organisers have taken every reasonable measure to ensure your safety, as a participant of the ASB Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation  5k Challenge or KIDS MARATHON, you are responsible for your own safety and enter this event at your own risk.

Safety has been at the forefront of our planning. Not only the safety of participants - but also the safety of our marshals and the public, with considerable planning being undertaken in association with the relevant local authorities and NZ Police.

It is important that you read the following Safety message in conjunction with your Waiver and Declaration and adhere to each of the safety guidelines of the event:

  • The course that you will run along consists of public roads.
  • These roads are not closed to vehicular traffic. Please treat all roads as OPEN to all traffic at all times.
  • Where possible a coned lane has been provided for you to run in.
  • At all times you must remain within the coned lane.
  • Participants that persist in running outside the coned lane will be removed from the event for their own safety and the safety of the public.
  • Please be aware of vehicles exiting from driveways, business addresses and side streets along the course.
  • At main intersections or changes in the course a marshal, and where necessary, a Police Officer will be stationed.
  • If you are instructed to stop anywhere along the course by either a marshal or a Police Officer to allow traffic to cross the course you must obey this request.
  • When crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge you must at all times remain in the left hand southbound (outside) lane.
  • If you have a medical condition that may require attention please ensure you have your doctor's clearance before entering this event.
  • Please complete the section on the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions, and importantly, a contact name and phone number (someone other than yourself that will be contactable on the day) in case of emergency.
  • Support Stations are located at approximately 4k to 5k intervals and these have hydration refreshments, portaloos and minor first aid support.
  • At all times please obey the instructions of marshals and Police Officers and beware of vehicular traffic.
  • Any participant who fails to obey the instructions of either a marshal or the Police will be removed from the event.
  • Please obey all traffic laws and regulations at all times.
  • Public Roads

The event is run on public roads and while we have permission to close all or parts of those roads, there are certain time restrictions after which participants will be required to continue the event on the footpath or, for safety reasons, they will be removed from the course.

The following time restrictions will apply for the 2015 event:

7:35am King Edward Parade through to Lake Road
7:55am Lake Road and Bracken Ave
8:05am Anzac Road and Taharoto Road
8:10am Smales Farm Bus Station
10:50am Curran Street, Sarasfield Street, Westhaven Drive, and the Tank Farm area
11:20am Halsey Street, the Viaduct Harbour Drive, Custom Street West, Quay Street, Tamaki Drive
1:00pm Any runners/walkers remaining on the course will be removed

 

Please Note: From 1:00pm the finish line and finish gantry will be disassembled and therefore finish times and results will not be recorded.

For 2015 Road Closures please click here

For your safety, if you are advised by an Event Official, Marshal or a member of the Police, please immediately move onto the footpath to continue the event. Any participant who continues to run on the road after being requested to move onto the footpath will be removed from the event. Participants should not assume a road is closed and should always run on the footpath unless it is obvious that it is safe to do otherwise.

  • Race Etiquette

In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants, competitors should be mindful of race etiquette:

  • The use of iPod/mp3 players is discouraged.
  • Position yourself within the start field relative to your ability and your goal time so that faster participants start closer to the start line than you and are not impeded.
  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right.
  • Do not stop or change directions suddenly.
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times.
  • Always follow the directions of all race officials, NZ Police and emergency service personnel.
  • Wheelchairs, Cycles, Roller Blades, Prams / Buggies, Skate-Boards, Walking Sticks

After careful consideration and in consultation with local authorities, due to considerable safety and logistical concerns on the course, all forms of wheeled conveyance including but not limited to wheelchairs, cycles, roller blades, prams/buggies, skate-boards etc are not permitted to enter or participate in the event. For safety reasons alpine walking sticks or other forms of walking sticks are also not permitted on the course.

Single baby buggies only (not double or triple) will be allowed in the 5k Walk (not Run) Event ONLY. The occupant of the baby buggy cannot walk in the event and will not be charged an entry fee.

Note: Additionally, no dogs/pets/animals or non-registered persons will be allowed to accompany participants in the event.

PRIZE MONEY AND PRIZE GIVING

  • Prize Money

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.

PLACE MARATHON HALF-MARATHON
1st $5000 $2500
2nd $2500 $1500
3rd $1500 $1000
4th $1000 $500
5th $500 $250

 

*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 15k 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

Prize giving will be held at Victoria Park and commences at 12:00pm. The following prizes will be awarded on stage:

  • Half Marathon 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Marathon 1st, 2nd and 3rd

The age group merit prize list and all age group merit prizes will be available from the Information & Prize tent in Victoria Park from 12:00pm 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.