The ASB Auckland Marathon Event Team have put all our energies into ensuring the Sunday, November 1, 2015 event will be a fantastic experience for all participants. We also look forward as a nation to supporting the All Blacks should they be successful in defending their title at the Rugby World Cup final in London.
Naturally, we would prefer to avoid a clash of dates with such a uniquely important sporting event for New Zealanders and we have put much effort into exploring various alternatives with the associated authorities. However, they were unable to support these due to the impact on traffic levels, particularly on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
As passionate All Blacks supporters, we have reached an agreement with Sky Television, so that when New Zealand makes the final, because we know they will, we will broadcast the live coverage on a big screen at the start line on King Edward Parade, Devonport.
For Half Marathon participants, you should be able to watch the entire Final before what we hope will be a celebration run. For marathoners, we plan on keeping you updated throughout your time on the course.
For those contemplating the new 12k Traverse (starting at 9am), Heart Foundation 5k Challenge (10am) or Kids Marathon (11am), you will have time to watch the final at home or you can join us to watch at Devonport on the big screen.
We’re celebrating this special event in true rugby style. Become an active supporter of the All Blacks and dedicate your run in support of their quest for victory. For extra motivation, if you enter any of our five events within the next 15 days, you will be entered into a draw to be in our ASB Auckland Marathon 1st XV. One winner will be chosen every day for the next 15 days to receive a runner’s essential pack that includes goodies from ASICS, Timex, Adidas Eyewear and other event sponsors.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the iconic ASB Auckland Marathon during a memorable year. Enter here now.