Golden Charity Entries

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!

 

Cure Kids

At Cure Kids, our vision is simple – a healthy childhood for all Kiwi kids. We fund research into better treatments for a wide range of serious illnesses and conditions including cystic fibrosis, cot death (SUDI), leukaemia, rheumatic heart disease, asthma, inherited heart conditions and mental health conditions, among others. Join the Cure Kids Auckland Marathon Team and help us support our researchers as they work towards the ultimate goal – the cure.

To find out more information and register click here

Blind Foundation Guide Dogs

Today, someone in New Zealand will receive the news they’re going blind. With a 12 month wait for a guide dog; your support today is needed more than ever. Running in the guide dogs Auckland Marathon team will help breed and train guide dog puppies, and provide hope and independence for a fellow Kiwi who has lost their sight.

To find out more information and register click here

Heart Foundation

Ian Lancaster is alive today because he saw the Heart Foundation’s heart attack awareness campaign on TV the night before suffering a heart attack at work. The father-of-two survived because he recognised the symptoms and called for help. Heart disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer, taking more than one mum, dad, son or daughter every 90 minutes. But many of these deaths are premature and preventable. Your support can help us continue our vital work in prevention, research and rehabilitation. Become a Golden Heart Racer today and help us save more lives – ­like Ian’s.

To find out more information and register click here

Child Cancer Foundation

To be told that your child has cancer is like a bolt from the blue. Nothing can prepare you for it. Your world changes forever.” Each week in New Zealand three families receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Dealing with the challenges that come with caring for a child with cancer is extremely hard on families, but with financial, practical and emotional support this impact can be reduced. By joining the ‘Courage Crew’ as a Golden Runner you will be helping us continue providing families battling childhood cancer with the vital support they need.

To find out more information and register click here

Starship Foundation

You can be a superhero for Starship’s kids, by joining Team Starship as we take on the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon! Children from all over New Zealand visit Starship Hospital every year and The Starship Foundation raises funds so that Starship can continue to provide these children with the world-class, lifesaving care they need. By joining Team Starship at the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon, every stride you take and every dollar you raise could literally help save a child’s life!

To find out more information and register click here

Hospices of Auckland

You can help those in our community with life limiting illness to live every moment. Each year the Hospices of Auckland care for more than 4000 patients and their families. We provide a range of specialist community care and hospice services, caring for patients with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. We also offer support to family, friends and carers to help them cope with problems arising from the illness. Join our Hospices of Auckland marathon team as a Golden Runner and make a real difference for those with life-limiting illness and their families.

To find out more information and register click here

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Nearly half of all New Zealanders will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, so chances are you – or someone you care about – could be affected. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. There are lots of things we can all do to support and improve our mental health, and being active is one of them! Please sign up to be a MHF Golden Runner and help us make mental health everybody’s business.

To find out more information and register click here

Cancer Society

Everyone is touched by cancer, whether you’re a cancer survivor or have supported a friend or family member through their cancer journey. You can give hope to thousands of New Zealanders affected by cancer by running for the Cancer Society in the ASB Auckland Marathon 2016. Join our team and you will help provide cancer information, counselling, community nurses and more. You’ll also fund ground-breaking cancer research. Make your run count, step out for cancer.

To find out more information and register click here

Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the one true wish of children between 3 and 17 years of age living with life threatening medical conditions. A Make-A-Wish wish brings hope, strength and joy into these children and their families lives when they need it most and it is our vision to grant a wish a day by 2018; the one true wish of every eligible child! You can make more special wishes come true for children across New Zealand by becoming a Wish Racer in this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon. Help us share the power of a wish!

To find out more information and register click here

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. Eight 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.

To find out more information and register click here

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

In the Pacific, four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. Run with The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ this ASB Auckland Marathon and help restore sight to the needlessly blind. Just $25 can help a blind person see – sign up to join Team Fred today!

To find out more information and register click here

SPCA

Each year, thousands of sick, abused and abandoned animals need our help. Joining Team SPCA means that whenever an animal is in need you’ll be standing by our side. Help us prevent cruelty, rescue animals in need and provide the shelter, love and care that they deserve.

To find out more information and register click here

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch

1 in 4 Aucklanders now have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch gives support to those with diabetes to help them live their life well as well as helping to prevent diabetes where possible. We receive no government funding so run for us to help us make a difference.

To find out more information and register click here

St John

St John is at the frontline of medical response, providing Emergency Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand and is part of a much broader picture of health care, from first aid training to a wide range of community programmes. We’re here for life! St John is New Zealand’s most trusted charity and needs your support, so become a Lifesaver and join St John Lifesavers today!

To find out more information and register click here

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 join Team LGFB in the ASB Auckland marathon and help us keep our services free.

To find out more information and register click here

Youthline

Youthline provides community and people development services. This includes the first point of contact and crisis support for young people to access help, youth and family services, early intervention, school, counselling, youth leadership and research. Run for Youthline and support Kiwi youth by raising funds for our flagship counselling helpline service.

To find out more information and register click here

Himalayan Trust

Join us to follow in the footsteps of our founder, Sir Ed Hillary, and help fight poverty and strengthen communities in the Everest region of Nepal. Run with us to help families rebuild following the devastating 2015 earthquakes, and bring better education, safe water and healthcare to remote villages.

To find out more information and register click here

Men's Health Trust

Run for the Men's Health Trust and help us improve men's health in New Zealand. We encourage men to lead healthier happier lives, every day. We urge men to speak up about their physical and mental health concerns, particularly when things aren't right. Join our team. #MenStartTalking.

To find out more information and register click here

Auckland City Mission

Each year the Auckland City Mission helps tens of thousands of Aucklanders affected by poverty, homelessness, addiction and isolation. We provide them with practical assistance and support to find long-term workable solutions. Help us by joining our ‘On a Mission’ running team and make a positive difference to your community.

To find out more information and register click here

New Zealand Red Cross

Run for Red Cross and help us deliver nourishing meals to the community, respond to disasters and emergencies in New Zealand and overseas, support former refugees resettle in New Zealand, drive elderly people to the hospital and teach life-saving skills to children. Help us do good, run for Red Cross!

To find out more information and register click here

Arthritis New Zealand

620,000 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.

To find out more information and register click here

World Vision

Join Team World Vision in this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon and help provide one of life’s essentials – clean water – to children and families who desperately need it. Clean, safe water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Join us and change the lives of children around the world today.

To find out more information and register click here

UNICEF NZ

At UNICEF we’re all about children. Join our team and you’ll be helping nurture and protect children everywhere, all the time. We work in 190 countries, but with no UN funding, support from caring people like you is precious. We’re behind kids for the long run, you can be too.

To find out more information and register click here

Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Every year bowel cancer takes as many Kiwi lives as breast and prostate cancer combined, yet it is one of the most treatable & beatable cancers if caught early. We aim to reduce the impact of bowel cancer on our communities by supporting bowel education, awareness and support activities and initiatives

To find out more information and register click here

Camp Quality

Camp Quality is a volunteer, non-profit charitable trust dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children living with cancer. Join our Marathon team today and help us raise funds to provide Fun, Hope & Happiness to over 300 children living with cancer throughout New Zealand.

To find out more information and register click here

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.

To find out more information and register click here