Sunday 01 November 2020

The ASB Auckland Marathon and Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon offer an Elite Assistance Programme. For the 2020 event, travel, accommodation and complimentary entries are limited and all approval decisions will be made at the discretion of the Event Organisers.

Applications for Elite runners will be available from April 2020. Applications will close on Sunday 27th September 2020. All applications will go through a review process once entries have closed. Applicants will be notified by the end of September if they have been successful, and the level of support offered. This can include;

  • Complimentary Entry
  • Elite Priority start
  • Accommodation
  • Travel

To be considered, elite applicants must have achieved the Elite Status criteria below in a previous race:-

MALE 2 hours 30 minutes 1 hour 7 minutes
FEMALE 2 hours 55 minutes 1 hour 17 minutes

Merit Prize money is equal for men and women. Click here for prize money information.

*All prizes are in NZ dollars and those prizes above $500 are subject to 20% resident withholding tax.

*Please see waiver and release details regarding prizes when entering.

To apply, please complete the 2020 Elite Application Form no later than Sunday 27th September 2020.



  • All athletes must have run on a certified course since Friday 1st January 2019.
  • Applications MUST be received by Sunday 27th September 2020.
  • Athletes must have their own identification and correct documentation to enter and exit the country.
  • No letters of invitation or authorisation will be forwarded.

NOTE: Applying for the Elite Athletes Program does not guarantee acceptance. Assistance is limited and will be considered on a case by case basis. This is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance. Once elite applications close on Sunday 27th September all entries will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by the 30th September if they have been successful.

Sun, 01 Nov 2020