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Friday, 25 Nov 2016 10:49 a.m. NZDT


The ASB Auckland Marathon is more than just a festival of running, through the generosity and determination of its participants, it is also the provider of an incredible $1.25 million (and still counting) raised for a total of 63 charities*.

This year 1,426 signed up as ‘charity runners’ during registration and raised money for a charity of their choice.

The charity fundraising programme is a key initiative in the annual event and is coordinated between IRONMAN, The Realbuzz Group and online fundraising partner Everyday Hero.

Ironman Oceania Managing Director Dave Beeche says the organizing team are extremely proud of the fundraising aspect to a hugely popular event.

Click here to read full article. 

Athlete Tee Exchange

Saturday, 29 Oct 2016 3 p.m. NZDT

Hi Everyone, thank you for your patience and feedback on the sizing issues with our athlete tees. 

Based on the sizing chart communicated and order delivery, we acknowledge that there is an issue with the sizing of the slim fit athlete tee range. ASICS and our team are fully committed to offering a solution to those that are affected.

Please bring your tee along to the Information tent in Victoria Park on Sunday between 7am - 1pm, where we will offer tee exchange options. Please ensure that the athlete tee is not worn to race prior to exchange. 

Thanks again and have an amazing day tomorrow!


Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 11:50 a.m. NZDT

TV personalities, comedians and sporting legends will be among the many thousands of people taking to the streets of Auckland for the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday October 30.

Among the leading celebrities taking on the challenge to run the city is Newshub anchor Mike McRoberts, who is taking the unusual step of running his first half-marathon, having previously complete five marathons.

“I’ve never run Auckland before, so it’ll be my first time over the Harbour Bridge,” says Mike who is gunning for a sub-two-hour half-marathon time.  

“I train with Gaz Brown’s GetRunning crew and run three to four times a week and training has been going great,” he adds. “As far as my favourite training routes go it’s hard to go past the Waterfront. It’s such a great facility for the city – although it’s been a little crowded lately with everyone training for Auckland.” 

Also taking on the 21.1km challenge is The Bachelor winner Matilda Rice, who is stepping out of her comfort zone to run the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

Previously daunted by the prospect of long distance running, the star of the hit reality TV show The Bachelor NZ has opted to run her home marathon because it was time to “get off my bum and run.”

“I’ve never been a runner in the past, so seeing the progress I’ve made has been really motivating,” says Matilda, who regularly trains on a loop through Mission Bay, Parnell, Orakei, St Heliers and Kohimarama. “I struggled when I first started training as distance running was relatively new to me, but now I’m really enjoying the runs.

“On race day my only goal is to run the whole way, I don’t mind what time I run, as long as I don’t stop!”

Comedian Dai Henwood is used to playing the crowd for laughs, but the 7 Days star is deadly serious in his quest to complete the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon distance in under two hours and help raise cash for the Starship Foundation.

“Starship do such amazing work and have helped my own child out a few times,” says West Auckland-based Dai, who carries out most of his training on the streets of Avondale and New Lynn and out at Piha, the iconic West Auckland beach.

“I’ve found having a fundraising goal is a great way to keep my training on track,” he adds.

Newshub sports presenter Jim Kayes will be hoping for a good showing in the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon to make amends for the disappointment he endured when he last entered the race five years ago.

On that occasion an injury picked up just three days before the race denied him the chance to run and this year he is not only hoping to make it to the start line but also, with the help of his friends, make it to the finish line.

“I’ve always wanted to run across the Auckland Harbour Bridge,” says Jim, who works on The Paul Henry Show. “It has been a regular feature of my life and to run across it is pretty cool. Training hasn’t gone as I’d hoped and it certainly hasn’t shed the kilos I had hoped, but I’m doing the run with three mates and they’ll make sure I get through in under two hours, which is the goal.”

New Zealand Black Sticks international Charlotte Harrison is another sports star seeking to complete the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon in under two hours. The two-time Olympian, who is currently taking a break from hockey, is enjoying her regular training runs down by the Auckland Waterfront.

Running the race alongside her partner and fellow Black Sticks international Steve Edwards, she adds: “The furthest distance I’ve ever raced before was 10km. I’m starting to run a little further than that in training and although I’ve received lots of great tips from different people, I’m definitely not running for a gold medal.”


Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 9:59 a.m. NZDT

Auckland-based chef Ciaran Faherty hopes he has all the ingredients in place to cook up a victory in the men’s elite race at the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon. 

The Irish-born runner, who only took up the sport seriously after relocating to live in New Zealand in 2014, has enjoyed a meteoric rise and has quickly developed into one of the leading distance athletes on the domestic scene.

At the turn of the year, the 28-year-old Faherty switched jobs from working at a leading Parnell restaurant to a Mt Eden café to allow him more time to focus on his running and the move appears to have paid dividends. 

“It was a gamble, I stepped up from running 100km to 190km a week but so far I have adapted well,” says Faherty, who has claimed marathons wins in New Plymouth and Wellington this year, recording a stunning new PB of 2:22 at the former event in March. 

Now the two-time winner of the New South Wales Chefs Tables Cooking Award is targeting victory in the ASB Auckland Marathon – a race close to the heart of the adopted Aucklander, who cites Cornwall Park and The Domain as two of his favourite training routes. 

“The Auckland Marathon has been my goal race all year,” explains Faherty, who ran 2:48 on his race debut in 2014 and who last year placed fifth in the elite men’s race in a time of 2:30. “I just love to be involved in a city marathon, which creates a great atmosphere. I love the EXPO and all of that and I have a special motivation for this year’s race as my dad, Eamonn, is coming over from Ireland to watch me.” 

Among Faherty’s chief opposition will be Auckland’s national cross country champion Jono Jackson, who will also be desperate to clinch victory in his home marathon and go one better than last year when runner-up behind Aaron Pulford.

Look out too for New Zealand half-marathon champion Oska Inkster-Baynes as the 25-year Christchurch-based runner seeks to make an impact on his full marathon debut. 

In the women’s elite race, Kelly Parlane will be hoping to use her local knowledge to climb the top of the podium and complete the full trifecta of results in the ASB Auckland Marathon. 

Third in 2013 and second last year the marketing and digital technologist for Britomart said: “I’ve done a few marathons where I’ve had to travel and for various reasons I haven’t run well. The Auckland marathon being my home marathon eliminates many of those other factors and it is great to have an event right outside my front door. I train on the Waterfront almost every day. On a still day, I love running along Tamaki Drive and I really like running in Cornwall Park.”

Last year Kelly had the benefit of running alongside her brother, Alex, a former New Zealand cross country international, and although her younger sibling will not be present this year she Is once again hopeful of a prominent showing. 

“I hope to have a good run and enjoy the experience,” she explains.

Among her chief opposition will be fellow Kiwi Nicole Goldsmid, who earlier this year set a PB of 2:47 when winning the Manawatu Striders Marathon. The 27-year-old from Feilding was a former New Zealand representative swimmer but after making a successful switch to running she will be among the favourites in Auckland. 

Also looking to make their mark will be Auckland-based Australian Margie Atthow, a former middle-distance runner, who with a PB of 2:52 has made a successful transition to marathon running. Her compatriot Elizabeth Pittaway finished third in the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon and after recording a 2:51 time to run the Gold Coast Marathon in July, she too will be a factor. 

Auckland’s Katie Wyrill (2:57) is also entered and is another with podium aspirations. 

Among the key contenders in the Barfoot & Thompson Half-Marathon is rising teenage talent Michael Voss. The 19-year-old from Reporoa revealed his outstanding pedigree by winning a bronze medal at the New Zealand Half-Marathon Championships earlier this year and will one to keep a close eye on for the future. 

Among his main opposition will be reigning New Zealand 10km road champion Daniel Balchin of Christchurch.

In the women’s elite Barfoot & Thompson half-marathon, World University Games 5000m silver medallist Camille Buscomb will be the woman to beat as the Hamilton-based athlete seeks a hat-trick of 21.1km victories in the Auckland event.  Also competing is Katie Kemp (Wellington Scottish), who triumphed in the elite women’s full marathon 12 months ago. 

ASB Run Down The Rate

The elites will be running for something more than the title at next weekend’s race, thanks to ASB Run Down The Rate (RDTR). ASB’s Run Down The Race competition gifts 10 Kiwis a market-leading home loan rate to match the winning time at next weekend’s ASB Auckland Marathon. RDTR was open to Kiwis across the country, and creates a two-year fixed home loan rate based on the fastest 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon finish time. If the winning race time is 2 hours 21 minutes, 10 winners will receive a two-year fixed home loan rate of 2.21%p.a. The faster the race, the lower the home loan interest rate – it’s that simple.  

There's still time!

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 8:39 a.m. NZDT

There's still time! Enter this week for a chance to WIN 1 of 10 Fitbit Blaze!

You have until 5pm this Saturday 29th October to enter the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon. Better late then never right?

As an extra incentive, we’re giving away 10 Fitbit Blaze over the next five days.Two winners will be drawn daily from the people who enter the ASB Auckland Marathon (any distance) that day.

So, what are you waiting for? Don't watch from the sidelines, take part and enter here now!  

Welcome to Fitbit!

Friday, 21 Oct 2016 3:52 p.m. NZDT

We’re thrilled to announced that Fitbit has signed up to be the Official Activity Tracker of the 2016 Auckland Marathon. 

Fitbit’s Kiwi ambassador Art Green is also getting involved by helping participants warm up for the 12K Traverse run. 

Fitbit’s mission is to empower and inspire people to live a healthier, more active life. They design activity trackers that help people achieve their health and fitness goals, whether that’s a full marathon or a 5KM fun run.

To celebrate Fitbit’s involvement we’ve got ten Fitbit Blazes to giveaway. Keep your eyes peeled for more details on how to win one next week!

Expo Exhibitors

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 8:52 a.m. NZDT

The excitement is building, the ASB Auckland Marathon is almost upon us, and that means the Registration and Expo is even closer! Once you’ve got your race pack, make sure you visit as many exhibitors as you can, so as to fully immerse yourself in the ASB Auckland Marathon experience.

Current exhibitors include:

ASB, ASICS, John West, Realbuzz, Chi Running, Triathletes Corner, Moorea Events, Run Walk, Jaybird, Good Health, Adidas Eyewear, Brittan Wynyard, HCH Formulas Ltd, Gold Coast Marathon, Achilles International NZ, Beattie Mathieson, Everyrun Ltd, Marathon Tours, Marathon World Travel, Sportslab, Get Running, Fullers, Treadmill Challenge, POWERADE, and Barfoot & Thompson.

With tips, merchandise, events and loads of spot prizes to be won, you will not want to miss all that’s on offer.

What to look forward to in Victoria Park

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 8:40 a.m. NZDT

You no doubt already have an idea of how you are going to treat yourself after you achieve your 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon goal, but you might re-think it when you see the wide range of delicious options at Victoria Park on race day. On offer is:

  • Johnny Wrays Coffee  
  • Fritz Wieners (Bratwurst Sausages)
  • Wilder and Hunt (Paleo Health Food)
  • M and L Food (Mussel Fritters, Hot Dogs, Chips, Bacon Egg Butty)
  • Hot Donuts and Shaved Ice
  • Temaki Truck (Sushi Cones)
  • Taco Loco (Mexican)
  • Double Dutch Fries (Hand Cut Loaded Fries)
  • The Rolling Pin (Steamed Dumplings)
  • Riverslea Trading (Acai Bowls and Smoothies)

While you relax and soak up the finish line atmosphere, you can also experience activations from John West, UE Boom, Jaybird, Good Health, ASICS, as well as bouncy castles and spring free trampolines for the kids.

Mike McRoberts Tackles His First Half

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 11:44 a.m. NZDT

We're excited to have the talented Mike McRoberts taking part in the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon this year. This will be Mike's first half marathon, but we think he'll do just fine....

"I'm probably a little weird in that I've run five marathons but never a half marathon. So where better to do my first half marathon than in Auckland. I don't know how many times I've driven over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and now I can't wait for the chance to run over it!"

Good luck Mike, see you at the start line!

New Spectator Viewing Map Available

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 10:28 a.m. NZDT

Fan club asking where they can support you from as you achieve your goals? We have created a spectator viewing map with the prime locations for your friends and family to come cheer you on. The map is available for download  here .

  • Hauraki Corner - Join The Rock Cheer Team.
  • Smales Farm - Start of the John West 12k Traverse and great viewing point for the half and full marathon runners.
  • Curran Street - Join the Unitec Cheer zone with drummers, cheer squad, and free coffee for spectators!
  • Westhaven Drive - Join the Barfoot & Thompson cheer squad.
  • Tank Farm - Join the Mai FM cheer team.
  • Jellicoe Street - Join the ASB Cheer Squad and DJ.
  • Quay Street and Mission Bay - Great spectator viewing points along the marathon course.
  • Turnaround at St Heliers - Join ASB and support the marathon participants as they make the turn for home.

The ASB Auckland Marathon is now at your fingertips!

Monday, 3 Oct 2016 11:14 a.m. NZDT

For athletes and spectators, the ASB Auckland Marathon App is now available on Apple and Android!

Designed just for you, this app provides all the info you need for the event including;

  • Super handy interactive course maps
  • Live athlete tracking for supporters – with live timing results from locations throughout the course
  • An easy to follow event schedule, with Google map links  
  • Direct access to timing results 

So with only 26 days until race day, get organised now and download the app. This is your guide for everything event related and will help ensure you know where you need to be when, and have a fantastic weekend to remember! 

To download: 
Apple: go to your App Store and search Auckland Marathon or  click here  on your phone
Android: go to your Google Play Store and search Auckland Marathon or  click here  on your phone

See you in a few weeks!

Enter and Win!

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 5:09 p.m. NZST

Enter the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon by midnight 25 September and go in the draw to win an Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon Experience for two.
The prize is for two people and includes:

  • Return flights for two people from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Queenstown, departing Friday 18 November 2016, returning Sunday 20 November 2016.
  • Two nights’ accommodation at an Accor hotel in Queenstown in a twin or king room.
  • Entry fees into any distance of the 2016 Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

Terms and Conditions:

  • The competition applies to all distance events.  
  • Once you have entered the ASB Auckland Marathon you will automatically be entered in the draw.
  • Only one winner will be drawn
  • The prize must be redeemed for the 2016 Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and is not transferrable to a later date
  • A random prize draw will take place at 10:00 am on Monday 26 September 2016 at the Promoter’s office located at Level 1, 401 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Winner will be notified by email within five business days of the draw.
  • The Winner will be required to cover their own additional costs associated with the prize including and not limited to travel (outside of specified), taxes and insurances.
  • The Prizes are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable in any circumstances.
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  • You agree that the Promoter may use your entry and any personal details provided to the Promoter as well as any images taken of an entrant participating in any of the Promoter’s events for any promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Promoter in any media without notice and without any fee being paid to you.

 Enter the ASB Auckland Marathon.

ASB Auckland Marathon hooks John West as new sponsor

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 10:45 a.m. NZST

Leading seafood brand John West New Zealand has joined as a sponsor of the ASB Auckland Marathon.

John West which offers a range of healthy and nutritious tuna and salmon products to Kiwi families, will be the naming rights sponsor of the John West 12k Traverse which is part of the group of races, including the ASB Auckland Marathon and Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon, to be held on Sunday 30 October 2016.

John West wants to encourage New Zealanders to have fit and healthy lifestyles and is keen to promote the goal of more people becoming active.

“John West is delighted to partner with the ASB Auckland Marathon as the sponsor of the 12k Traverse event. As a brand that provides healthy food options with our range of canned tuna and salmon range and tuna on-the-go snacks, we want to help fuel Kiwis and encourage them to get fit and active,” said Julian Ng, Simplot New Zealand Group Brand Manager.

“The John West 12k Traverse event is accessible to a wide range of people of different ages and fitness levels. We wish them all the best with their training for the big day and look forward to running the city with them and cheering them across the finish line.”

ASB Auckland Marathon organisers are thrilled to have a company of John West’s status join its family of sponsors.

“Our event has an excellent platform when it can include the likes of ASB, Barfoot & Thompson and now John West as major sponsors and ATEED as a key partner,” said Event Director, Michelle Nauer.

John West will be launching an important- initiative at the event along with a tasty new product range.

The ASB Auckland Marathon, which dates back to 1936, attracted more than 11,000 participants last year. The traditional 10km event was extended to 12km last year, starting from Smales Farm and includes the traverse of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Entries are now open for the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon offering the ASB Auckland Marathon, the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon, the John West 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and the Kids Marathon.

For more details:

For further information contact:

ASB Auckland Marathon
Ian Hepenstall E: 

John West
Juno Scott-Kelly at MKTG E: T: 09 909 6415  

About John West
John West is a Simplot New Zealand brand. Simplot is a top 50 supplier to grocery supermarkets in New Zealand. Its portfolio of household brands includes John West (canned tuna/salmon), Leggo’s (pasta sauces, bakes and pastes), Birds Eye (Oven Bake frozen fish, Deli Chips and Roast potatoes) and Golden Crunch Chips.


Saturday, 6 Aug 2016 9:40 a.m. NZST

Saturday 6 August marks 12 WEEKS until race day!

To celebrate, we have an awesome #RUNTHECITY prize pack up for grabs!

Simply register for any distance in the ASB Bank Auckland Marathon before 5pm Saturday 13 August and you’re in the draw to win:

  • 1 night’s accommodation at Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel’s Executive Suite with breakfast for 2.
  • An Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2 speaker
  • A case of Powerade New Zealand ION4 Mountain Blast 750ml + a Powerade sipper bottle 
  • 1 GetRunning coaching session and 3 free clinic passes

Already entered? You're in the draw!

Enter here now! 


Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 2:01 p.m. NZST

Living in Auckland? Join the Auckland Marathon team, ASB, GetRunning and ASICS for the official training run series - Get Race Ready!

Starting Thursday 18 August 2016, we’ll take you through 11 weekly run sessions to help you prepare for your event and keep you motivated and on track through the upcoming winter months.
These structured and informative 60 minute sessions (suitable for beginners and seasoned runners alike) will take you through hill running, interval and fartlek training and also marathon/half marathon paced running.

For more information, and to register, click the link below and Get Race Ready!

Enter here now.

Entries Are Open for 2016!

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016 9:34 a.m. NZDT

Make 2016 YOUR year!

Now’s your time to put your best foot forward and be on the start line of the ASB Auckland Marathon, Sunday 30 October.

New Zealand’s biggest city will come alive with a festival of events - the ASB Auckland Marathon, Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and Kids Marathon, a distance for everyone.

Get in quick, entries are limited and have sold out in the past!  Plus, the ASB Auckland Marathon, Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon and 12k Traverse are your only chances to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge on foot. 

Commit to making 2016 YOUR year!


Monday, 15 Jun 2015 11:15 a.m. NZST

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.

2015 ASB Auckland Marathon and Rugby World Cup

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 11:10 a.m. NZDT

The ASB Auckland Marathon has a long standing tradition as New Zealand’s premier road race and running festival. In 2015, our traditional date has a clash with the scheduling of the Rugby World Cup final. We have worked extensively over the last month with key authorities and ATEED to explore options and unfortunately no alternate date was possible due to range of reasons including other major events, venue availability and traffic management considerations.

We are banking on the AB’S being there at kick off in the final and have started planning to enable our athletes and supporters to stay tuned to all the action whilst preparing for your race. We look forward to welcoming you to the start line for what could be one of the most adrenalin filled running experiences of your life. Join us at the ASB Auckland Marathon and “actively” support the AB’s on race day whilst achieving your own personal victory.



Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 11:08 p.m. NZDT

Our race, your pace….this is the place. You are invited to join us on the start line at the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday 1 November 2015.  NZ’s biggest city will host a festival of events including the ASB Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, 5k Challenge and Kids Marathon for you to believe and succeed.
Entries for the all events open on Monday 30th March for this iconic city event in Auckland.   Entries are limited and have sold out in the past so commit early to your choice of event.  The ASB Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon and 12k Traverse are your only chances to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge on foot!  To reward success all ASB Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal!
We are proud to announce the ASB Auckland Marathon will double as the Athletics NZ Marathon Championships.  With increased prize money for the Elite field and many new initiatives in place for the 2015 event now is the time to commit to your fitness goals.
Full details on all the events are on our new website, make sure you check it all out.
Be inspired to put your best foot forward this year and join us!

ASB Joins The Auckland Marathon

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 noon NZST

Please click here for the full media release

august newsletter 2014

Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 noon NZST

Please click here  to view the August newsletter for 2014

July Newsletter 2014

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 noon NZST

Please click here to view the July eNews for 2014

June Newsletter 2014

Friday, 20 Jun 2014 noon NZST

Please click here to view the Enews for June 2014

Auckland Marathon announces IRONMAN as new owner

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 noon NZST

Auckland Marathon announces IRONMAN as new owner

While it remains business as usual for this year, with IRONMAN we have today announced the exciting new ownership of New Zealand’s biggest road race.

We believe the acquisition provides a major opportunity for the event and Auckland. IRONMAN is a powerful international brand and brings significant and immediate global reach to the event. It is great recognition for what we have built together and acknowledges the Auckland Marathon as a world class event.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to sharing more details with you as we begin this exciting phase for the Auckland Marathon. 

See full media release here

April Newsletter 2014

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 noon NZST

Please click here to view the Enews for April 2014

December 16th Newsletter

Monday, 16 Dec 2013 1 p.m. NZDT

To view the adidas Auckland Marathon Newsletter for December please click here

Thank you to our 2013 Volunteers

Monday, 18 Nov 2013 1 p.m. NZDT

A huge thanks to all our volunteers at this years adidas Auckland Marathon!

November 14th Newsletter

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 1 p.m. NZDT

To view the adidas Auckland Marathon Newsletter for November please click here

adidas Auckland Marathon at the Run Melbourne expo

Friday, 19 Jul 2013 noon NZST

new race director for the unitec run & walk lead up series

Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 noon NZST

Garry Butler is our new Race Director for the 2013 Unitec Run & Walk Series.  To find out more about the lead up events please click here

To view an article on the Unitec Run & Walk Series and some advice from Garry please click here

adidas Auckland Marathon feature at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 noon NZST

Record Entry Sell out for the half marathon

Monday, 8 Apr 2013 noon NZST

The 2013 adidas Auckland Half Marathon reached capacity in a record time of just over 8 days.  Entries for all events are accepted on a first come, first served basis and there is no wait list. Entries for the Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5km Challenge and KIDS MARATHON are still open, be sure to get online today and ENTER NOW (Link required to the Registration Page).

breathe easy with the nissan leaf

Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 noon NZST

The adidas Auckland Marathon is thrilled to welcome Nissan New Zealand on board as the exclusive vehicle sponsor for the event.

Runners pounding the pavements may have already caught sight of the two Nissan X-Trail vehicles presented to marathon organisers - the first of a number of initiatives set to be announced in coming months involving Nissan’s innovative fleet. Keep an eye out too, for the zero emissions all electric Nissan Leaf that will be our lead car for the marathon. It’s a distinctive blue colour and carries the “Breathe Easy" slogan."

adidas Auckland Marathon Managing Director Stephen Brown says Nissan provides an exciting addition to the event’s sponsor family.  “The extensive and impressive range of new Nissan models, along with the company’s experience in activation and leveraging major international marathons such as the prestigious New York Marathon provides our event with unique expertise and some exciting new initiatives.”

Nissan New Zealand Managing Director John Manley says the company is thrilled to have signed a three-race partnership with New Zealand’s premier road race.

“We’ve seen this event grow to become one of Auckland and New Zealand’s most anticipated annual events and Nissan New Zealand is pleased to be able to offer the adidas Auckland Marathon team some practical solutions as part of our sponsorship which we know will assist them hugely to meet their goals.”

Runners can breathe easy knowing that this year’s official race car, the Nissan LEAF, runs completely on electricity, and will easily outdistance our best runners without emitting irritating diesel or petrol fumes.

Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements from Nissan New Zealand as we move closer to the start-line.

introducing adidas #mygirls

Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 noon NZST

Feeling a bit daunted by the task ahead? It might help to know that a team of six inspiring New Zealand superwomen are right there with you. The adidas #mygirls will be training, blogging, facebooking and tweeting right up to the big day – when they’ll be running alongside you. They are modelling guru Sarah Tetro, hockey legend Honor Carter, TV stars Nicole Whippy and Natalie Medlock, The Crowd Goes Wild reporter Meghan Mutrie and blogger and journalist Bronwyn Williams. Meet them at .

Buddy up with adiRun
As well as your newest virtual training buddies, make a few real ones with the adiRun training club in Newmarket. Every Tuesday evening, marathon training becomes a team sport as runners from all over Auckland get together for a bit of camaraderie and some expert guidance. Just turn up at the adidas store at 312 Broadway from 5.30pm, ready to set out at 6pm on a training run that suits you.

adidas Auckland Marathon adds Power to its Sponsor Family

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 noon NZST

Nissan New Zealand is excited to be the new, exclusive vehicle sponsor of the adidas Auckland Marathon.

Nissan New Zealand recently presented marathon organisers with two of its X-Trail vehicles.

These serious SUVs are just a warm up for the main event – with more great initiatives involving Nissan's innovative fleet set to be announced in the lead up to race day.

Nissan New Zealand Managing Director, John Manley, says the company is thrilled to have signed a three-race partnership with New Zealand's Premier Road Race.

"We've seen this event grow to become one of Auckland and New Zealand’s most anticipated annual events and Nissan New Zealand is pleased to be able to offer the adidas Auckland Marathon team some practical solutions as part of our sponsorship which we know will assist them hugely to meet their goals."

adidas Auckland Marathon features at the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon

Thursday, 24 May 2012 noon NZST

adidas Auckland Marathon in association with ATEED, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand has exhibited at this year’s Los Angeles marathon expo. The Los Angeles marathon has over 23,000 participants.

Managing Director, Stephen Brown, said. "We were pleased to have the opportunity to promote the adidas Auckland Marathon in the USA for the second time and market New Zealand's Premier Road Race to a North American audience. LA and Auckland have a close association in being Sister Cities. Approximately 35,000 visitors went through the venue over the two days. We aim to further develop our presence at LA Marathon over the next few years."

The adidas Auckland Marathon thanks ATEED, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand for assisting them to the 2012 LA Marathon.

adidas Auckland Marathon course is officially certified to IAAF standard

Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 noon NZST

The adidas Auckland Marathon course is officially certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). The adidas Auckland Marathon course and times can be used to qualify for other International Events including Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other major International Marathon and Half Marathon events. The Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon courses are also fully certified by the IAAF and AIMS.

adidas Auckland Marathon secures three more years of sponsorship

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 noon NZST

adidas has extended its sponsorship deal with the adidas Auckland Marathon for another three years, making it a decade-long commitment.

adidas become the naming sponsor of the Auckland Marathon, New Zealand's premier running event, in 2004. It has now committed to supporting the adidas Auckland Marathon until 2014.

"We're very proud to put our name to the adidas Auckland Marathon," says adidas' New Zealand country manager, David Huggett.

"It's a perfect fit for adidas as running is one of our key areas of focus globally, and we pride ourselves on setting the standard for the particular needs of the sport.

adidas Auckland Marathon managing director Stephen Brown says the Auckland Marathon, which dates back to 1992, has gone from strength to strength during adidas' period of sponsorship.

"adidas' sponsorship has enabled us to expand the marathon and take it to a truly global stage. This year's marathon field will be largest assembled in New Zealand for 17 years. The confidence of knowing that our valuable relationship with adidas will continue for the next three years will help us to plan ahead with certainty and continue to grow."

adidas Auckland Marathon gains AIMS full membership status

Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 noon NZST

The adidas Auckland Marathon has become a full member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the global body that fosters and promotes distance running throughout the world. AIMS works with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association. AIMS is an association of more than 300 race organisations located in over 90 countries.