Sunday 03 November 2024

Charity Superstar Program

Run for one of our Charity Superstar partners and receive loads of benefits! All you have to do is raise the charity's minimum fundraising amount.

Apply to become a Charity Superstar by filling in your chosen charity's application form below. They will be in touch!

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Run with Heart

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Souvenir Charity Superstar Medal

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Free Race Entry & Transport

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Starship Foundation

Join Team Starship at the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon!

Every stride you take and every dollar you raise will help improve the lives of New Zealand’s critically ill and injured children.

You’ll help fund projects which transform paediatric healthcare, providing world-class treatment to any child who needs it. You’ll help keep the Starship National Air Ambulance flying 24/7, picking up children from all around Aotearoa New Zealand and bringing them to Starship, our national children’s hospital with the only Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. You’ll help fund cutting-edge equipment and breakthrough research to attract and retain the very best medical staff.

Starship receives more than 145,000 child visits each year from all over Aotearoa, so your impact will span the length of the country!

To get in touch with us, please email




Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Run for team Bowel Cancer NZ so we can help the 3,000+ Kiwis diagnosed with bowel cancer each year.

Supporting our mahi means we can continue to help patients and their whānau through our free support services; raising awareness of bowel cancer symptoms; advocating for patients; and funding research into treatments and, ultimately, a cure!

Bowel Cancer NZ is a nationwide charity that is 100% community funded – we receive no government funding.

Help us, help bowel cancer patients - join our team and fundraise so we can kick cancer in the butt!

We’re here for you, so check the support we offer at or for any questions, contact




I am Hope

Throughout the year our I Am Hope ambassadors visit hundreds of schools with our “Little People, Big Feelings” program. Reading our new TR & Mac book “Little People, Big Feelings” the Ambassadors talk to young primary age kids about how to ask for help and normalise counselling as being  “just a conversation” as well as passing on other coping tools for them to take home and use in times of stress.

40% of kids will have a major crisis often associated with some type of suicidal thinking before they leave school. 80% of those kids never ask for help because they are worried about what others will think, say, or do. 

With our program we aim to reduce this number and help kids to feel comfortable seeking counselling or talking to their mates without fear of repercussions.

The I Am Hope tours are an unfunded service delivered at no cost to schools and communities and all costs are met by our charity. 

We need your help to keep up with the growing demand. Together we can build a better informed and more resilient generation of young people and arm them with tools to pass on to future generations.

By choosing to become part of the I Am Hope team at the 2024 Auckland Marathon, you can run while knowing every step you take is helping to get young people in New Zealand to a better place. 

Any questions please feel free to contact Michaiah at



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Mental Health Foundation of NZ

Like physical health, mental health is something we all have, and we need to look after it. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is the country’s leading mental health promotion charity. We work to create positive change at both a personal and a societal level, so that everyone in Aotearoa can enjoy good mental health and wellbeing, whether or not you have an experience of or a diagnosis of mental illness.   

Take part in the Auckland Marathon and join hundreds of other fundraisers Moving For Mental Health.  

Money raised will enable the Mental Health Foundation to continue to supply a million free mental health resources to communities around Aotearoa each year. These are a million resources which can start a million conversations about mental health.  

Remember, there is no health without mental health. For more information email  



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Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ

Get 'Pacing4Prostate' with The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ (PCFNZ) and raise vital funds to help the 4,000 plus kiwis diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, and their whanau - it affects them too. The funds you raise will help us provide free support for them when they need it most, advocate for better access to prostate cancer care for all and fund critical research.

With the generous support of caring people like you who share our vision, we have been able to make a real difference to the lives of kiwis affected by prostate cancer.

Join us today so we can take this challenge on together. For any questions, feel free to get in touch at



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Cancer Society Auckland & Northland

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the community through research, support, information and health promotion. We strive to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. 



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Gut Cancer Foundation

Each year, gut cancers kill more New Zealanders than prostate and breast cancer combined. Join our team for the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon and raise vital funds for innovative research and clinical trials to improve the survival rates and quality of life for gut cancer patients.

Regular exercise has been proven to reduce your risk of developing a gut cancer so your marathon effort will not only support the 17 Kiwis a day who are diagnosed with a gut cancer but also raise awareness and promote healthy living.

Sign up today to help kick cancer in the guts! Any questions, contact or visit our website



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