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Auckland Marathon

2014 Auckland Half Marathon is now SOLD OUT – entries available for the FULL & QUARTER MARATHON, 5KM CHALLENGE &
KIDS MARATHON

Quarter Marathon field is now 75% full. Make sure you don't miss out and sign up here now!!

Quarter Marathon – New Course

This year the Quarter Marathon event course will include crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge, as a trial (subject to final regulatory approval), and will be limited to 3,500 participants. The start will be located close to the Akoranga Bus Station with the finish being the same finish line as all other events in Fanshawe St.

The proposed start time of 9.05am (this is designed primarily as a running event and is definitely not a casual walk - a minimum of a brisk walk is required as a strict cut-off time to reach the Onewa Interchange before the Harbour Bridge will apply) will allow Half Marathon participants to have passed the Harbour Bridge approach from Onewa Road interchange.

All Quarter Marathon participants will receive a free ASICS event T'shirt. Event day parking & transport options TBA. Further details available here.

Missed out on a Half Marathon Entry? Series packages still available with Half Marathon entries included

Train with the Auckland Marathon official lead up Series – Unitec Run & Walk events

The Unitec Run & Walk Series is the official lead up series for the Auckland Marathon. A limited number of Auckland Marathon Half Marathon entries are still available with Series packages HERE. The series is designed for runners and walkers of all abilities, including kids, who are in training for any of the Auckland Marathon Events or any other events.

There are 5 great courses in and around Auckland with a choice of distances at each event to suit all fitness levels. Entries are now open online and include series entries for the Auckland Marathon! The first event is just around the corner – July 13th, at Unitec Mt Albert! Sign up here

Victoria Park Sites & Marquees – Limited availability remaining

Victoria Park is the location of our Finish Venue, Corporate Village and 'Picnic in the Park' and will be set up to accommodate all participants and supporters from individuals and families to corporate groups. Entertainment is an important factor in the layout of tents/marquees/stage/kids play area etc.

Teams have the opportunity to create their own team 'lounge' within the Village and enjoy the entertainment on stage throughout the day. Opt to erect your own marquee or take advantage of the Site & Marquee options we have available. Corporate package offer (catering, beverages, equipment hire, etc) are also available.

For further details or for a booking form please email teri@aucklandmarathon.co.nz.

Expo exhibitor sites selling fast

The Auckland Marathon Registration & Expo runs over 3 days and is open to all public, supporters and participants of the Auckland Marathon. All participants must attend Registration & Expo to collect their race pack, bib number, timing chips and race t-shirts.

Benefits include:

  • Brand exposure to 26,000+ participants, supporters and public
  • Opportunity to promote, sample and sell products directly in person
  • Opportunities to recruit customers and generate new leads to diverse markets
  • Product logo and branding listed on the Registration & Expo page of the Auckland Marathon website, with a direct link to the product website.
  • Exhibitor brand/logo promoted in eNews EDM to 79,000+ database

If you would like the opportunity to promote, sample or sell your product at the 2014 Auckland Marathon 3 day Sports Expo please contact teri@aucklandmarathon.co.nz.

Race pack samples – few spots left

All participants of the Auckland Marathon receive a Race Pack prior to event day. The Race Pack is eagerly anticipated by participants.

2014 Race Pack Sampling Details

  • Sampling opportunities include a product sample or promotional voucher offer (products are preferred) in each Race Pack
  • 17,500 units of each product sample required
  • Product Price $1,250 + GST*
  • Flyer/Brochure/Voucher Price $1,375 + GST*
  • Delivery required first week in October
  • Delivery address to be confirmed

2014 Available Product Categories

We are looking for particular product categories to fill the packs, however are open to all other product categories that may be of interest to the event, or a product category that aligns with the audiences it will be exposed to.

Product categories of particular interest:

  • Snack Bar supplier – e.g. muesli bar / health bar / energy bar / chocolate bar etc
  • Confectionary Supplier – e.g. chewing gum / mints / licorice etc
  • Protein/carbohydrate based foods – e.g. fish / pasta / bread / rice based products etc
  • Personal care products – e.g. body wash / moisturizer / sunscreen / deodorant etc

For further details please email teri@aucklandmarathon.co.nz

Win a trip of a life time with the Heart Foundation

HURRY .... LIMITED GOLDEN CHARITY FULL AND HALF MARATHON ENTRIES AVAILABLE NOW!

Want to make a difference to the heart health of New Zealanders – stop the creep of heart disease that shuts down more lives, hopes and dreams than any other!

It’s not too late click here to sign up as a Golden Charity Racer - and we will give you an entry to the Auckland Marathon (Full or Half) – training packages, t-shirt, entry to a special Golden Charity event, and much more!

All we ask in return is that you commit to raising a minimum of $1,500 for the Heart Foundation, and help us fund vital heart research to save the lives of New Zealanders.

Already entered the Auckland Marathon? There’s another way to make a difference to the heart health of Kiwis and that’s by becoming a Heart Racer! It’s easy and there are some cool benefits.

All Heart Racers who fundraise $500 toward life-saving heart research get a FREE pair of adidas sports glasses worth RRP $169, and if you raise $750 or more by 30 September 2014, you’re automatically in the draw to WIN a fantastic TRIP FOR TWO plus entries to the 2014 Honolulu Marathon in beautiful Hawaii! Click here for more details.

To sign up as a Heart Racer after registering for the Auckland Marathon, simply visit www.heartracer.org.nz and follow the links to ‘Become a Heart Racer’.

Join the Powerade Sports Academy

POWERADE is launching a unique Breakthrough Academy on Tuesday 29th July. It has been created & designed to help 10 aspiring athletes develop their sporting talent. Those selected will take part in a full immersion one-day session with some of New Zealand’s top sports trainers and athletes in Auckland. So if sport is your life and you’re aiming high apply for your chance to join here

Applications close 29th June. Click here for T&C.

Auckland Marathon on the Right (Nissan) Path

We’ve had our new 4WD Pathfinders for just over 6 months and frankly, they’re a hit. Great for work, great for the family and great for play. We are both family men and the proper 7-seat SUV is perfect for the rigours of our growing and active families. They’ve proven to be great round town with a driving position that provides superb visibility, and excellent comfort when adventuring a bit further afield.

In the events game we need vehicles that can provide for the “urban” needs, heading to suppliers meetings, sponsors meetings, but at the same time we need something of a cargo hauler. The Pathie is great in both areas – looks good, feels great to drive, and all the seats, except the drivers, fold right down providing a massive space for all the bits n pieces we need to carry.

We reckon that for a vehicle with such grunt (2700kg-braked class leading towing capacity) and an impressive 3.5L V6 engine it is super efficient. Stephen reckons he could go from Auckland to Hawkes Bay and back again on one tank of fuel, almost certainly better than the quoted 9.9L/100km. Even around town we have had them tracking at less than 10L/100km.

We highly recommend the new Pathfinder - A perfect mix for the family and the business.

Richard & Stephen

To find out more about the new Nissan Pathfinder please click here

IRONMAN - Time to TRI

Another outstanding Auckland event to lock in your diary is IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland, held in Auckland on Sunday 18 January 2015. 

IRONMAN 70.3 is a triathlon that comprises of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run, which is half of the full IRONMAN distance (a total of 113km or 70.3 miles).

The triathlon is set right in the heart of the city, with a swim in the Viaduct Harbour, an unforgettable bike over the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge and two-lap run along the stunning waterfront sharing the course of the Auckland Marathon, to finish at the Viaduct Events Centre.

The event is open to all levels of fitness, individual and team entries - grab some friends and compete in an event that’s a little different.  If the previous events are anything to go by, it’s a great day out had by all.

With its exclusive Asia Pacific Championship status the event carries 50 qualifying slots for the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Austria.

Entries open 26 June 2014, don’t miss out!

For more details including early bird pricing www.ironmanauckland.com

Get Running Training Programmes

Our Running Clinic is a community of runners who enjoy sharing the running experience with other like-minded people working towards events such as the Auckland Marathon. We will be running a 12-week block from Saturday 9 August working towards the Auckland Full and Half Marathon.

The Blocks will include longer distance runs that will cover segments of the Auckland Marathon – Devonport to the Bridge, and the Bridge to St Heliers.

Through our specialised Coaching services we provide programs specifically tailored to take you to your chosen event and cover everything from pace structure through to nutrition, so that you arrive at the Start Line feeling confident and ready to run!

We also pride ourselves on our Marathon Tours where we guide runners through some of the most prized marathons in the world including Paris, New York and London, and also events right here in New Zealand including the Taupo and Saint Clair Half Marathons.

The GetRunning Personalised Training Programs available to purchase below are provided by Gaz Brown and Kiri Price (Coach and 70+ marathoner).

Click here for Marathon or Half Marathon training packages.

Travelling to Auckland? Check out flights and accommodation details

Check out our travel packages on our website here.

TIMEX WATCHES, GPS and HEART RATE MONITORS

Performance measurement is the key to managing workouts and realizing athletic potential. Whether you are a beginner athlete, an experienced road racer, or an elite triathlete, Timex Health & Fitness products provide a unique range of features to help everyone meet their individual fitness goals. From sports watches to versatile heart rate monitors and GPS technology with advanced download capabilities, Timex provides easy-to-use solutions at exceptional value. Check out our Timex merchandise here.

Physio1 - new exclusive physiotherapy provider with 7 Clinics across Auckland

PhysioOne is proud to be the exclusive physiotherapy provider to the Auckland Marathon and is offering a number of great services designed to make sure you complete the marathon in the best shape possible and in the best time possible.

It doesn’t matter which distance you are competing in! It doesn’t matter what level you are competing at!

If you are competing in the Auckland marathon then you deserve the best possible physiotherapy support! And with over 20 years experience in handling running injuries and injury prevention, PhysioOne has the knowledge and skills to ensure that you achieve your marathon goals.

  • Injured? Come and see us at one of our 7 clinics across Auckland and we will get you back on track in the fastest time possible.
  • Want to avoid getting injured? Then call now and book in for a Running Specific Muscle Balance Assessment.
    A PhysioOne Muscle Balance Assessment is an examination of muscle length, strength, joint movement, neural tension, functional strength and core stability. From this assessment we will determine your weaknesses and put strategies in place to make sure you have a smooth build up to the Auckland Marathon.

Call Now on 0508 MY PHYSIO (0508 69 749746) and bring in your marathon entry receipt and receive 50% off your first visit (valid till 30th November 2014)

www.physioone.co.nz

Pace Runners wanted

The Auckland Marathon still requires Pace Runners for this year’s Half Marathon and Full Marathon events. Please email racedirector@aucklandmarathon.co.nz if you are interested in assisting the event as an official Pace Runner. The following Pace Runners are required: 3:15, 3:30 and 4:00 hours in the Full Marathon and 1:30 hours in the Half Marathon.

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