Sunday 28 October 2018

Course Details

Date Sunday 28th October
Entry Fee View entry fees here
Distance 42.195km
Start Time 6:00am
Start Line King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland Click here to view a map of the start area
Finish Line Victoria Park, Fanshawe Street, Auckland
Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age on race day
Cut-off time

Due to course management and strict conditions to reopen the Auckland Harbour Bridge, there is a cut-off point at Smales Farm (9km) at 8.15am.  

The following support stations must be reached to ensure you make the course closure at 1:00pm:

  • Mission Bay (32km) 11:20am
  • Okahu Bay (35km) 12:00pm
  • Britomart (39km) 12:20pm.
Timing Results Timing results will be provided by age group category. The marathon age (age on race day) group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75+ years
Prizes All marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. Product prizes are offered for the top 5 male and females overall runners and the first three runners in each age group category. Read more information on prize money here.
Walkers Walkers are welcome to enter the marathon and will be issued a specific walkers race bib. The walking category is for participants who intend to walk the entire course and compete against other ‘walkers’. If you intend to run even one step on the course please register as a ‘runner’. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.


Course Summary

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.

Click here to view the Spectator Viewing Zones Map

* All start times and event courses are subject to change dependent on road conditions and road availability. The start times and event courses will be confirmed in advance of the event and course description and maps will be updated with the final event course.

Please note - the busway and motorway section is only available to runners on race day. It is illegal to be on these sections of the course at any other time.

Marathon Training Program

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