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!
Cystic Fibrosis NZ Breath4CF
The Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand has been helping young people with CF and their families, since 1968. Back then kids only lived to 5 years old, but today, with better treatment and early intervention, the median survival age is in the mid 30s. But this still is not good enough. We are working to optimise quality and length of life through support, education and financial assistance. By raising money for us, you will be quite literally ‘buying birthdays’ for young people with cystic fibrosis who struggle for breath each and every day.
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.
Auckland City Mission
Since its foundation in 1920 The Auckland City Mission has been dedicated to accepting and assisting anyone in desperate need. When there’s no one else to turn to, we’ll help immediately. The Mission offers hope to individuals and families who may be experiencing a temporary setback or a long-term problem that needs expert attention. Do you want to help Aucklanders in desperate need, with nowhere else to turn? The Auckland City Mission is looking for motivated and passionate people to join our team of charity runners in the 2014 Auckland Marathon.
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 2 November 2014 could help transform the lives of children at Starship.
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.
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 Auckland Marathon for us in 2014.
Blind Foundation is proud to be associated with the 2014 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.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights, with a presence in more than 190 countries and territories. We work with local communities, partners and governments to ensure every child’s rights to survive and thrive are upheld. Do you have what it takes to run for children? If so, we want you on our team! UNICEF New Zealand needs passionate and motivated people to represent us in the 2014 Auckland Marathon – does this sound like you?
We are working to stop premature deaths from heart disease through funding vital research, promoting heart healthy lifestyles and advancing cardiac care. We're determined to stop the insidious creep of the disease that shuts down more lives of New Zealanders than any other. Disease that chokes the heart and cuts short too many stories before they're told. We know a lot about how to fight this killer but we cannot do it alone. We need your help. Sign up as a Heart Racer and help us fight heart disease.
Youthline is very excited to be playing a part in the 2014 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.
Joining Team SPCA Auckland means that whenever an animal is found, surrendered or seized, you’ll be taking action. Each year we help more than 15,000 sick, injured and abandoned animals. With no funding from the Government we rely on people like you to help us protect Auckland’s animals
Sir Ed Hillary once famously said, "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." Follow in Ed's footsteps and support the trust he set up more than fifty years ago the Himalayan Trust. Take on this personal challenge and change lives. Try your hardest, have fun, and feel good; this was Ed's approach. Sign up now.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
Every 4 hours a New Zealander is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood condition. Just think - in the average 4.5 hours it takes to complete a full marathon one more Kiwi will have been told they have a blood cancer.
New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation
Three women are diagnosed and one woman dies from a gynaecological cancer every day
in NZ. We are on a mission to change these outcomes by increasing awareness of the
symptoms of these cancers - ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
Please help us raise funds and grow our community and clinical education programmes.
Get Going for Gynae!
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a free service offered to women undergoing treatment for cancer. We help restore and enhance the appearance of cancer patients during and after treatment. We aim to put a smile on the face of every woman with cancer. Please run for us in the Auckland marathon and help us do that.
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
The Mental Health Foundation are delighted to once again be a Golden Charity and are searching for a team of runners (or walkers ….. ) to fly our flag with us in support of everyone we know who has experienced mental illness.
Kiwis for Kiwi
It’s our vision to take kiwi from endangered to everywhere. Kiwis for kiwi is a call to action – because we can’t imagine New Zealand without kiwi. Our number one priority is to raise more money to support on-the-ground kiwi conservation projects and we’re appealing to you to run for us to help achieve that goal.
StarJam gives young people with disabilities the chance to experience the buzz and thrill of performing and coming together through the common love of music and dance. Whether they sing, play an instrument or dance, they can do anything that showcases their amazing talents.
Our Jammers all say StarJam changes their lives!
Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa
Every year bowel cancer takes as many Kiwi lives as breast and prostate cancer combined and four times as many lives as the national road toll. What a tragedy when bowel cancer is one of the most treatable & beatable cancers if caught early. We are a patient and family led organisation that aims to reduce the impact of bowel cancer on our communities by supporting bowel education, awareness and support activities and initiatives.
Ronald McDonald House Auckland
Ronald McDonald House Auckland (RMHA) provides free accommodation and support to Kiwi families whose children have been admitted to the National Children’s Hospital. Our families draw strength from living amongst families who are in similar situations. So please help us support our families and run for us this year.
CanTeen is the only New Zealand organisation dedicated to supporting young people aged 13 - 24 living with cancer as a patient, sibling or bereaved sibling. And we do not receive any direct government support. Your fundraising efforts will ensure we can keep providing the services we do to over 1500+ members of CanTeen.
Foundation for Youth Development
We aim to inspire all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills. Our programmes help young people discover possibility – creating a youth population with a positive outlook and eyes open to the future.
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.
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.