Sunday 30 October 2022

The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon offer an Elite Athlete Program. Elite entries are limited and all approval decisions will be made at the discretion of the Event Organisers.

To apply, please complete the 2022 Elite Application Form no later than 25 September 2022. All applications will go through a review process once entries have closed. Applicants will be notified by 30 September if they have been successful. Successful applicants will be given;

  • Complimentary entry
  • Free race day transport to the start line (by current transport options on website)
  • Seeded race number and priority start

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

MALE 2 hours 30 minutes 1 hour 10 minutes
FEMALE 2 hours 55 minutes 1 hour 25 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.


  • All athletes must have run on a certified course since 1 January 2022
  • Applications MUST be received by 25 September 2022
  • 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 Athlete Program does not guarantee acceptance. This is an application only and does not guarantee acceptance. Once elite applications close on 25 September 2022, all entries will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by 30 September 2022 if they have been successful.

Sun, 30 Oct 2022