Sunday 01 November 2020

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. Someone else can collect your race pack on you behalf if they have a copy of your photo ID and confirmation email.

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 30th OCTOBER: 8:00am – 7:00pm 
  • SATURDAY 31at 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. Athletes are encouraged to park at the AT Downtown or Britomart carparks, or make use of public transport if catching the ferry. Should you choose to use your own vehicle to get to the start line, 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.


There is no pre-race transport to the start line Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter. Athletes are encouraged to drive and park at the AT Downtown Carpark, or make use of public transport. 


Due to the road closures around the 5km and Kids Marathon start lines, there is NO PARKING at the start line 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.

See here for full details on the road closures and detour routes.



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.

Barfoot & Thompson
John West
Charity Heroes
Beattie Matheson
Euro-Optics Adidas Eyewear
Gold Coast Marathon
Marathon Tours
Marathon World Travel
NZ College of Chiropractic
NZ Natural Formulas
Runaway Series
Steigen Socks
Tarawera Ultra


Sun, 01 Nov 2020