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 give better health and brighter futures to Starship children.

You’ll help fund projects like the Starship National Air Ambulance, ward upgrades and expansions, cutting-edge equipment, and support for children and whānau navigating tough times.

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 Abi at




Auckland City Mission

Run for Auckland City Mission to help support people experiencing poverty and great need in our city.  Help support people who come to us when they need access to permanent and sustained housing, enough nutritious food to eat, and when their physical and mental health is compromised.

As the Mission responds to unprecedented demand for essential services, we need your help more than ever.

We are expecting 2023 to be another record year for requests for food parcels to help people who are still recovering from the floods and those who are really struggling with the cost of living crisis. 

We are already seeing an increase in the number of people who are coming to our community kitchen for a hot and nutritious breakfast - which for many will be the only food they will eat all day.  We expect up to 300 people every day now – that’s over 100,000 meals every year

Your support with the Auckland Marathon will ensure that we will be able to meet the increase in need and continue to be here for Aucklanders in greatest need.

Together we must, together we can, together we will.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol at



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Cancer Society

The Cancer Society Auckland Northland provide a range of services to New Zealanders living with cancer, helping to support patients and their families as well as fund lifesaving research. Join the “Kick Cancer” team and ensure Cancer Society can continue to provide free accommodation and transport for those needing treatment far from home as well as specialist nursing and psychology services for patients. Your support means that the 71 New Zealanders a day who are diagnosed with cancer will not go through it alone.

Click ‘start fundraising’ to create your online fundraising page and help support those facing one of the toughest challenges of all!

Call us on 09 308 0245 or email for further information.



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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




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 2023 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 Zoe 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  



Mercy Hospice

Mercy Hospice

Join our team to “Run the City” while raising vital funds for Mercy Hospice. All the money you raise will help continue the specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life-limiting illnesses, with clinical expertise, compassion and quality of service.

As you can imagine fundraising has been incredibly challenging over the last few years, and your support is vital to continue the care.

Whether you join us for the full or half marathon or take on the 11km traverse, family 5km, or kids marathon. The fun doesn't end after the race. Sign up now and see what is on offer for all our amazing Mercy Hospice Charity Superstars! Set up your fundraising page now by clicking the ‘Start Fundraising’ button below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at




Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ

If you haven’t been personally affected by prostate cancer you’re bound to know someone who has – it is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most diagnosed cancer. Every year more than 4,000 men are diagnosed with the disease and it kills around 700 of them - fathers, brothers, grandfathers, sons, best mates.    

And it’s not just an old man’s disease. President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ, Danny Bedingfield was diagnosed at just 37, nine months after his father lost his long battle with the disease. 

The Foundation is New Zealand’s leading men’s cancer charity providing support and education, advocating for improved standards of care, and investing in research that will not only save men’s lives but help them live their best life beyond a diagnosis.

Join our Pacing4Prostate team to raise vital funds to help us help them. With no direct government funding we can only do this vital work through the generosity of donors and the efforts of fabulous fundraisers, just like you. 

Make your stride count this year. We’ll be with you all, every step of the way.





Make your marathon count by raising funds for injured, abused, neglected and abandoned animals across Aotearoa as part of Team SPCA, alongside animal-lovers like you!

Every year over 31,000 abused, neglected and abandoned animals come through SPCA's doors. Our team investigates animal cruelty, rescues and rehabilitates animals, seeks justice, and gives animals love and care until they find their forever homes. By joining Team SPCA, we can make a difference to thousands of animals.

We’ll be cheering for you at the finish line. And once the race is over, don’t forget to stop by and say hello at our tent for post-marathon treats and pictures (pets welcome too, obviously!) Register for Auckland Marathon and choose SPCA as your charity of choice to help protect animals across Aotearoa. To get in touch with us email



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