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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.