Run as a Charity Hero!

Dedicate your race and raise funds for a great cause by joining our ASB Auckland Marathon Charity Heroes Program.

Our Charity Heroes program is striving towards a fundraising target of $1 million in 2017. Become a Charity Hero and help raise funds for our wonderful New Zealand charity partners. Charity Hero runners enjoy great benefits including VIP race day transport, souvenir medal and photo gift, pre event training program and post-race hospitality experience. Sign on now for a rewarding race experience as a Charity Hero.

Charity Heroes


GOLD - Mental Health

You might be running the 2017 ASB Auckland Marathon in celebration of a loved one, to improve your own mental health or to raise awareness about mental health.

Join the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and run with a team that shares your passion and will run with you. 

If you join our team, we will provide – the entry fee, transport, great company, training tips, free t-shirt, a race medal, a finishers photo and refreshments after the event!  In return, we ask that you fundraise $1,000.  We will provide you with fundraising tips and support to help you reach your goal.

This is one of our major annual fundraising events, and we are aiming to raise $100,000 for mental health in NZ. Sign up to run the ASB Auckland Marathon for the Mental Health Foundation, and join the team today -

Run for Mental Health


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Every day, 60 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer. Join the Cancer Society team at this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon and make your run count for people with cancer and their families.

Your marathon effort will help provide information, nursing services, counselling, transport and more to people affected by cancer. You’ll also help fund ground-breaking research into new cancer treatments and cancer prevention campaigns in your community.

Cancer Society receives no government funding, and relies on amazing people like you to help people with cancer and their families. Join Cancer Society on the start line and make your run count! For further information on the work of the Cancer society, please visit

To apply for a charity hero place with the Cancer Society -

Run for Cancer Society

Silver - Heart Foundation

Heart Disease is New Zealand biggest killer and we need your help to fight against it. Last year Heart disease killed more than 6000 New Zealanders. That’s the equivalent of approximately half the number of people who took part in the 2016 ASB Auckland Marathon.

Become a Heart Racer for the Heart Foundation during the 2017 ASB Auckland Marathon and you’ll be helping to fund cutting-edge heart research and specialist training for cardiologists as well as education and prevention programmes.

As a Heart Racer, you’ll receive regular support including running and cross-training tips from a professional personal trainer, nutrition tips from a qualified Heart Foundation nutritionist. You will also get access to a marquee post-event with a free healthy BBQ and massages and the opportunity to win prizes as you fundraise.

So sign up today to raise much needed funds for the Heart Foundation. Thousands of Kiwi lives depend on it -

Run for Heart Foundation

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Silver - The Fred Hollows Foundation

Join Team Fred and run the ASB Auckland marathon to restore sight in the Pacific. Now, more than ever, we need people like you to join Team Fred and run to restore sight in the Pacific where 4 out of 5 people who are blind don’t need to be.

Kiwi born Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was a world renowned eye doctor and humanitarian who worked tirelessly to restore sight to cataract blind people in developing countries.

Today the Foundation carries on Fred’s legacy by training local health specialists to provide eye care services in their own communities. Running for Team Fred will help restore sight, train local eye care workers in their communities, and ensures no one will go blind simply because they don’t have access to eye care.

Fred said “What we are doing is revolutionary…what we are doing is giving these people the chance to help themselves. We are giving them independence.”

Join Team Fred, and be a part of something revolutionary – Run to restore a blind person’s sight today.-

Run for The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Bronze - Auckland City Mission

Since 1920 the Auckland City Mission has been helping Aucklanders in desperate need by providing them with practical assistance such as food, clothing and support to address longer term issues. Every year the Mission works with tens of thousands of Aucklanders. We are only able to assist them because of the support we receive from the Auckland community.

The $45,000 raised by the 'On a Mission' Marathon Team will provide 692 emergency food parcels for families living in desperate need. Each emergency food parcel contains basic food items that enable the family to make simple nutritional meals for four days.

If you would like to discuss further please get in touch with David at the Mission

Thank you for helping us to make a difference to the most desperate in our community -

Run for Auckland City Mission

Bronze - Blind Foundation Guide Dogs

It takes two years of specialist training and care for puppies to become guide dogs. With a twelve-month waiting list, the need for guide dogs is growing.

You will be supporting the breeding and training of future guide dogs and helping fellow New Zealanders live their life without limits.

As part of Team Guide Dogs you will receive:

  • A Team Guide Dogs running singlet and training t-shirt
  • An exclusive invite to our guide dog centre in Auckland
  • An opportunity to meet some guide dog puppies in training
  • The chance for you and your supporters to join us in our team tent at the finish line for refreshments and a massage from our team physio.
  • Expert fundraising advice
  • A free training guide for your chosen distance

Your support will transform lives, join Team guide Dogs today! Visit

Run for Blind Foundation Guide Dogs

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Bronze - NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Eight women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is a non-government funded charitable trust we’re entirely reliant on grants and donations. We need your help!

Our vision is to prevent New Zealanders developing and dying from breast cancer and to improve the quality of life of those who have the disease. The money we receive helps us achieve this vision through; early detection education, supporting those with breast cancer, research & medical grants and advocacy.

As a charity hero you’ll receive:

  • Free entry into the race in the distance of your choice
  • Free charity fundraiser medal
  • An official Pink Ribbon Active running shirt
  • Entry to our post -race celebration and hospitality area at the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ marquee
  • Unlimited expert advice and fundraising plans to help you with your fundraising
  • Free Finishers photo

Join the Pink Ribbon Active team today and run the extra mile for breast cancer!

Run for NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Bronze - Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ

Why Run For Us?

“10 years ago, following a medical check-up, Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

Last year, I ran the ASB Auckland Marathon to support my Dad and to help raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation who supports patients like Dad and their families.

Get behind this amazing cause – it’s a fantastic feeling to complete the run and to know you’ve made a difference to the lives of prostate cancer sufferers in New Zealand.” – Kelly, 2016 Charity Hero

The funds and awareness from ASB Auckland Marathon will help PCFNZ enormously, with your help we will be able to continue with research, raising awareness of this disease and supporting men and their families through the prostate cancer journey.

To secure an entry, all you have to do is pledge to raise a minimum of $1,500 for PCFNZ, and in return you’ll receive free entry to the race, a PCFNZ running t-shirt and hat, plus many more benefits.

For more information please visit

Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ

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Bronze - St John

Calling all Lifesavers!  If you’re heaps of fun, love being part of a team and want to run for a cause in this year’s marathon, we want you on our team of St John Lifesavers! Sign up to be a Charity Hero runner, and along with new pals and good times, you’ll get the following, plus more:

  • Free entry into your chosen race
  • Personalised St John Dri-Fit runners t-shirt or singlet
  • Free Supporter scheme membership for 12 months - free ambulance 
  • A St John Lifesavers goodie bag
  • Fundraising support from St John professional fundraisers
  • Cheer squad on race day
  • A well-earned post-race massage
  • Official Charity Runner medal when you’ve finished the race
  • Post-race celebration with BBQ & designated hospitality tent access at Victoria Park
  • Free VIP transport (ferry or coach) to the race start location
  • Personalised charity photograph, race bib and thank you certificate

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Run for St John

Bronze - Youthline

Join Youthline’s “Team Helpline” and support young people in New Zealand.

Each year the ASB Auckland Marathon is an integral part of our fundraising to keep our National Helpline services free for young people. Help us reach our goal of $60, 000, and make a difference to hundreds of young people, who contact us to talk through issues related to stress, self-esteem, bullying, depression, anxiety, anger, violence and suicide. 

By becoming a Youthline Charity Hero Runner you will be providing 16 hours of support for 50 young people.

Youthline Team perks include: workshops, training runs, team gatherings, training guides, nutrition plans, fundraising tips and support, Youthline race-day top, ‘Youthline Cheer Zones’ along the course, end of race function with medals, massage, and BBQ, a goodie bag for being awesome and supporting us, spot prizes for fundraising, finishing first and all round awesomeness.

Run for Youthline

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Bronze - Starship

Join Team Starship and run alongside everyone who believes Starship kids are worth fighting for! The money you raise will help Starship Hospital provide children from all over New Zealand with world-class healthcare they need it most.

Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned-roadster, we would love you to join us at the 2017 ASB Auckland Marathon, and become a superhero for Starship kids!

“Running the Auckland Marathon as a member of Team Starship was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and something I'll never forget. It provided a greater sense of purpose - and meant I was doing so much more than running for the sake of running.” Lee Stace - Team Starship 2016

When you cross the finish line, you'll achieve so much more than just your goal; you’ll make a very real difference in a young Starship child’s life. Visit

Run for Starship

Bronze – SPCA

Every year the SPCA helps over 15,000 animals in need in Auckland alone; animals that are sick, injured, lost and abused and need a second chance in life. Join Team SPCA today and save lives with every step. By running the Auckland Marathon for the SPCA, you will be raising vital funds to help us care for thousands of animals in need in your community. 

$100 raised will allow us to de-sex, vaccinate and microchip one cat preparing it to find its new forever home. $1,000 will provide emergency medical treatment to a severely injured animal so they will have a second chance to find a loving home.

Team SPCA runners are rewarded at the end of the race with cuddles from our volunteer dogs, as well as our own animal themed goodie bags. So join us for a fun and rewarding experience whilst helping to save lives. -


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Bronze - Red Cross

Run for good with Team Red Cross!

New Zealand Red Cross works in communities across Aotearoa and around the world to help improve the lives of vulnerable people. Whether it’s responding to disasters like the Kaikoura earthquakes and the Edgecumbe flooding, teaching life-saving skills to children, delivering a hot meal, supporting former refugees or providing a lift to hospital, our volunteers and members are doing good things in neighbourhoods around the country. By choosing to run for Team Red Cross, you will ensure we can be here for good to help the people who need it most.

What you get:

  • Free entry into your chosen race
  • A really cool Red Cross Dri-Fit runners t-shirt
  • Fundraising pack, full of tips and advice, plus professional one-on-one support from Red Cross staff
  • Training guides for all levels
  • Sports massage voucher when you reach $500 in donations
  • Free transport (ferry or coach) to the race start location
  • Personalised charity photograph, race bib and thank you certificate
  • Entry to the Team Red Cross Facebook group
  • Official Charity Runner medal when you’ve finished the racePost-race celebration at our Red Cross tent in Victoria Park, where you can relax, enjoy a meal and chill out with family and team mates

Click here for further details


Bronze - Victim Support

Join Victim Supports’ Charity Heroes’ Team at ASB Auckland Marathon, 29 October 2017. Together we can go the distance to help others be strong!

Victim Support is there to help victims suffering as a result of crime, suicide, or serious – often fatal – trauma. We work with victims and their families,

over 30,000 people a year, to help them get through some of the toughest times of their lives. We have over 600 Volunteers working tirelessly to support everyday people in communities all around New Zealand.

Join us as a Victim Support Charity Hero, you’ll be helping to maintain this vital free, 24 hour, first response service in your community


Our Team will provide for you:

  • Entry Fee
  • Training Plans
  • Fundraising assistance to raise $1000 minimum each
  •  T-Shirt
  • Priority Team Check-in
  • Team Transport to the Start
  • Charity Heroes Race Medal & Finisher’s photo
  • Post-race hospitality at our VIP Area
  • Spot Prizes

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