Sunday 23 January 2022

Course Details

Date Sunday 23 January
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 (10km) at 8:25am. Participants who arrive after the cut-off time will be transported across the bridge to Beaumont Street to continue the event. 

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

  • Mission Bay (32km) by 11:20am
  • Okahu Bay (35km) by 11:50am
  • Britomart (39km) by 12:30pm
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, 75-79 years, 80+ years
Prizes All marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. Prizes are offered for the top 5 male and female overall runners and the first three runners in each age group category. Read more information on prizes 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
Race Rules After careful consideration and in consultation with local authorities, due to Health and Safety and logistical concerns on the course, all forms of wheeled conveyance including but not limited to cycles, roller blades, prams/buggies, skate-boards etc are not permitted to enter or participate in the event. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course


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.


* 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

Get your training off to the right start thanks to Gaz Brown from GetRunning.


Sun, 23 Jan 2022