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ASB Auckland Marathon

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The ASB Auckland Marathon course runs from Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, through Takapuna to the Smales Farm Bus Station where it joins the Busway southbound to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. After crossing the Bridge, the course takes in Westhaven Marina, the Viaduct Harbour (the halfway mark), before heading out along Auckland City's waterfront. This section of the course is an out and back, with the turn point being in St Helier's Bay. The return leg follows the same course back to the Viaduct Harbour for a finish at Victoria Park.; The first half of the course is best described as "rolling" while the second half, other than two small road bridges, is flat.

How to enter the ASB Auckland Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    NZD $90–NZD $130
    Event passed
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    NZD $70–NZD $105
    Event passed
  3. 12K

    Run 12km
    NZD $55–NZD $70
    Event passed
  4. 5k Challenge

    Run 5km
    NZD $30–NZD $40
    Event passed
  5. Kids Marathon

    Run 2.2km
    NZD $20
    Event passed

ASB Auckland Marathon routes

Event Details

What’s Included

Entry Fees Include

  • Race Number
  • Timing device
  • Official race day gear bag
  • Gear bag tag
  • Medical support/assistance
  • Aid stations on the course (supplied with water, isotonic sports drink, toilets and first aid)
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish area with food & drink vendors
  • Finishers medal (All distances: Full, Half, 12km, 5km and Kids Marathon)
  • Official ASB Auckland Marathon technical trucker, running cap or visor. (Full, Half & 12km only), Note there is limited stock of each style, so enter early to ensure you receive your favourite!
Raceday Logistics

Gear Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop service available at the start area of each race, except the Barfoot & Thomspon Kids Marathon.

Only official event gear bags can be used at bag drop (i.e. not a sports bag) and must be accompanied by the race number bag tag sticker given at Athlete Check-in. Please ensure your race bag has the race tag sticker attached before you drop it off at the designated bag drop area. Any gear left at the start lines or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.

Your official event gear bag will be transported to the finish line at Victoria Park and will be available for you to collect when you complete your race. Please collect your bag by 1pm Sunday 20th October 2019 before you leave the Event Hub. Any remaining gear will be donated to Charity.


Event Exclusions

After careful consideration and in consultation with local authorities, due to Health and Safety and logistical concerns on the course, all forms of wheeled conveyance including but not limited to wheelchairs, cycles, roller blades, prams/buggies, skate-boards etc are not permitted to enter or participate in the event.

The Fitbit Family 5km is a family friendly event and will therefore allow baby buggies/prams to be used in this event ONLY. The occupant of the baby buggy cannot walk in the event and will not be charged an entry fee.

Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course.

Non-registered persons are not allowed to accompany participants in the event.


Timing mats will be located at all start lines and at the finish line.

Additionally, Marathon runners will receive a split time at 5km intervals, and at the half way point.

Half marathon runners will receive a split time at 5km intervals.

Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of your race number and will record your time. Timing chips do not need to be returned.

Placegetter results only will be published for each race on the Info Desk Board at the finish line. All timing results will be available online by age group category and will be based on participant’s mat time.

Health and Safety

In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following;

  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times
  • Please obey instructions from race officials, volunteers and traffic management at all times

Seeded Starts

In order to ensure a smooth start for all runners, seeded start zones will be in place at the start line of each event. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone depending on their expected finish time. All walkers must be at the end of the start line to ensure runners are not hindered. Please look for the expected finish time signage marked in the start area.

Aid Stations

Well supported aid stations are located on course for all distances. Aid stations will provide water and POWERADE sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid. There will be 11 aid stations on the marathon course (6 of these also provide flat Coke), 5 on the half marathon course, 3 on the 12km course and 2 on the 5km course. Please refer to course maps for aid station locations.

Personal Drinks

All Personal drinks must be clearly labelled and delivered to Athlete Check-in at The Cloud prior to 5:00pm Saturday 19 October.

Participants can select which aid station personal drinks are delivered to.

Runners are encouraged to mark bottles with a ribbon or colour for easy identification.

No glass or metal bottles will be accepted.


ASB Auckland Marathon weather forecast

Possible light rain in the morning.

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