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!

 

Blind Foundation Guide Dogs

Blind Foundation is proud to be associated with the 2016 ASB 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.

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 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

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

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

Johnny is 9 years old and in remission from Leukaemia. As part of his one true wish and because of his love for superheroes, Johnny spent the day fighting crime with Batman! From capturing The Joker to rescuing a damsel in distress, he then went on to save Auckland City from the Riddler's zombie apocalypse! You can make more wishes come true for kids like Johnny by becoming a Wish Racer in the ASB Auckland Marathon. Make-A-Wish grants the special wishes of kiwi kids with life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength and joy at a very difficult time in their lives.

To find out more information and register click here

Starship Foundation

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 ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday 30 October 2016 could help transform the lives of children at Starship.

To find out more information and register click here

Child Cancer Foundation

Each week three Kiwi families receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. Child Cancer Foundation provides practical and emotional support to children with cancer and their families from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct funding from the government or any other cancer charity, so it relies on your support to provide its valuable support to families when they need it most. Join Child Cancer Foundation’s ‘Courage Crew’ marathon team as a Golden Runner today and help make a real difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All around New Zealand, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year ­ St John members care for communities, help people in medical and accident emergencies, relieving sickness and injury. St John is New Zealand’s most trusted charity and needs your support, so join our team and help us continue to serve local communities.

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