Auckland Marathon 2016

When we each do a little bit of good, together we can make a big difference.

Thumbs up! If you are looking at this page, you are already doing good

But don’t stop here. Take on the Red Cross Challenge - join the ASB Auckland Marathon on 30 October 2016 and help us do good in your community and around the world, in places like Fiji.

How? Simply join Team Red Cross in the marathon and raise money for New Zealand Red Cross. Double the challenge, twice the fun!

We rely on the generosity of people to fund most of our programmes. When runners like you take on a Red Cross Challenge to raise money at sporting events such as the Auckland Marathon, you help us deliver meals to the elderly, transport people to hospital, support former refugees to make their new home in New Zealand, teach life-saving skills to children and support people in need overseas.

There are two ways you can run for Red Cross

Golden Runners commit to fundraising for New Zealand Red Cross a minimum of:

  • Full Marathon: $2,000
  • Half Marathon or 12km Traverse: $1,500

In return, you receive:

  • Free entry to the ASB Auckland Marathon 2016
  • Free bus and ferry pass to get to the race
  • An awesome breathable Red Cross sports t-shirt/singlet
  • Free training guide to get you super-fit
  • A personal online fundraising page
  • Lots of support and tips to get you fundraising like a pro
  • Invitation to the Marathon's Golden Charity Event in July
  • A medal from ASB Auckland Marathon
We only have a limited number of Golden Runners, so if you’re up for it, let us know and complete the registration form as soon as possible.    


Apply now

If you are unsure you can commit to raising $1,500 but you are still keen to fundraise, we’d love to have you on board!

As a Charity Runner, you pay your own registration fee for the marathon but you will still receive our support – both for your training and fundraising. You are also invited to the Golden Charity Event and will have your own fundraising page. And we promise to send you an awesome breathable Red Cross t-shirt/singlet and a fundraising medal if you raise more than $500!

Register now

Get inspired – read their stories!

We have some superheroes who have taken on the Red Cross Challenge, joining sporting events and raising money for New Zealand Red Cross. Read their stories.

Will’s parents ran from their home in Vietnam to seek safety and refuge. Today, he runs to honour their journey and raise money for refugees.

Olivier is one of our extraordinary fundraisers who has challenged himself to run 100 marathons and raise $26,000!

Aucklander Solary Ha cycled across Cambodia in October 2015 to raise funds for New Zealand Red Cross and met her grandmother for the first time.


Want more info? No problem, contact Elodie on 04 494 1319 or

If you’re not much of a runner...

…but you still want to help, you can support our team here.