Sunday 20 October 2019

Athlete Check-In

Athlete Check-in is compulsory for all participants. You will need to provide Photo ID (preferably a drivers licence or passport) to collect your race number, timing chip and race pack. 

After Check-in you will also get the opportunity to peruse our Sports Expo, a major feature of your event weekend, and will include a large ASICS footwear and fashion selection and other sports and health exhibitors. It’s free admission, so bring your friends and family!

The expo will also feature our friendly Info Desk ambassadors, here to help with comprehensive race day information, course maps, shuttle bus timetables and road closures.

Location: The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 89 Quay Street, Auckland (click for Google Map directions)

Opening Hours: 

  • FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER: 8:00am – 7:00pm 
  • SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Map: Click here to view the layout of Athlete Check-in.


Race Day Check

  • Your race number (and pins to attach it)
  • Your transport tickets if you have booked on the event ferry or bus shuttle services
  • Official Gear bag for bag drop with bag tag on it
  • Weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap.

There will be no replacement numbers or timing chips available at the race start areas. Please ensure you have completed the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions and a contact name and phone number (other than your own) in case of emergency.

Please pin your race number to the front of your t-shirt or running vest and make sure it is clearly visible. You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Marshals will remove you from the race before you cross the finish line.

Your race number carries your disposable timing chip which is your unique timing device for the race. You must wear your race number to be classified as a starter and a finisher of the race and have your time recorded. Timing chips do not need to be returned.

Warm up

Pre Race warmup2



Due to traffic congestion on the North Shore from participants accessing the start line in Devonport, we strongly recommend that you consider utilising the pre-race services of the Ferry or Bus to get to the Marathon and Half Marathon start. Should you choose to use your own vehicle to get to the start, please allow plenty of time, and remember there is minimal public parking for participants in Devonport.


Due to traffic congestion around Smales Farm area due to road closures for the Full and Half Marathon course, we strongly recommend that you utilise the pre-race bus service to get to the John West 11km Traverse start. Should you choose to use your own vehicle to get to the start, please allow plenty of time, and remember that access to Smales Farm is only possible travelling eastbound on Northcote Road.  Smales Farm will have all-day car parking (gold coin donation required) for those wanting to use their private cars.


Due to road closures around the 5km Start Area, we strongly recommend that you utilise the pre-race bus service to get to the Fitbit Family 5km start. Buses will transport participants from Victoria Park to an assembly area on Ngapipi Rd prior to the start. A public parking area will be set up in the Orakei Domain.


Due to the road closures around the Kids Marathon , there is NO PARKING at the start line in Beaumont St and surrounding streets. Please do not drive into this area as these roads are closed. Parking can be found at the Victoria Park Market end of Victoria Park and surrounding streets (subject to availability). Please allow yourself plenty of time to park away from the no parking zone and walk to the start line.


Parking is available at various downtown car parks or surrounding streets that do not have parking restrictions in place. Road closure and parking restriction information will be available on the website in October.

Road Closures

With an event of this size, we rely on the goodwill of businesses and residents to help us make the event a success.

We will provide further information regarding Event Road Closures in October, 2019.



Start line drone

Sports Expo

Check out the fantastic line-up of exhibitors at the ASB Auckland Marathon Sports Expo this year!

The Sports Expo will be open during the following hours (which are the same as Athlete Check-In):

  • FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER: 8:00am – 7:00pm 
  • SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 89 Quay Street, Auckland.



ASB Marathon Effort

Sign up to pledge your time to ASB Marathon Effort

Every minute you run will be matched by a minute of our own volunteer work. If enough Kiwis get involved the community will benefit from thousands of hours of community service.

Barfoot & Thompson Living Room

Place your order for half price coffee from our Half Marathon sponsors, and receive a text when your coffee is ready for collection.

John West

Race on a treadmill in a bear onesie to win prizes and vote for your ultimate John West picnic snack.


Enjoy the Fitbit Family 5km Workout Zone and check out the digital coach.


Sign up to Pace Your Race for the chance to win $2,000 of ASICS gear at the ASICS finish line marquee

Runaway Series


Find your next finish line at Air New Zealand Queenstown Marathon (16 November 2019), Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon (18 May 2019), or Runaway Noosa (25 May 2019).

Charity Heros

Meet other charity runners, sign the good luck wall and find out how you can become a Charity Hero in 2019.  

Steigen Socks

Steigen Socks

Beattie Matheson Limited

Thorlo socks and Shock absorber bras

Marathon World Travel

Find your next international race!



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Brittain Wynnard

Clif & Smartwool

NZ Naturals


Hello Cup

Menstrual cups

Barz Optics



Skins compression wear

Euro Optic

Adidas Eyewear

Marathon Tours

Find your next international race!

Tourism Central Otago 

Get inspired for your next adventure, holiday or family escape.

Whanganui District Council

Information about New Zealand Masters Games 2019


Hip bags which are ideal for runners. They come in a range of colours and sit comfortably on the hips, fitting all the essentials. Also, the ‘LIT’ edition which has an LED light so runners can train in the dark.

Tarawera Ultra Marathon

Learn about New Zealand's most spectacular and prestigious Ultra Run



Drysure - Dry your footwear 12 times faster than traditional air drying. Drysure is the ultimate footwear dryer for the active person.

Gold Coast Marathon

Learn about this iconic Australian event.


Compression wear.


A drink designed to improve concentration and mood, Ārepa will assist you when you need to be at your best.