Sunday 03 November 2024

The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon presented by ASICS recognises its event management activities and operations in Auckland all have the potential to have both positive and negative environmental, economic and social impacts. The event will take a targeted approach in its transition to a sustainable event, focusing its resources where they will have the greatest impact. These target areas include, but are not limited to, diversion of waste from landfill, promotion and education of sustainable practices and collaboration with local community.


  • Re-useable cups are used at the finish line recovery station
  • 100% rPET cups at all aid stations
  • Race bibs are recyclable 
  • Clothing left on course and at the start line is donated to charity 

Landfill Diversion

  • 82% diversion from landfill rate
  • Onsite waste sorting to reduce cross-contamination
  • Event wide three-bin waste system (waste, recycle, organics)

public transport

  • Race day AT public transport services included in all athletes’ entries
  • Barfoot & Thompson offer a free bike valet service at athlete check-in to encourage cycling


  • Sports and community groups fundraising through volunteering  
  • 90% of suppliers and contractors from within Auckland bring the event to life
  • An estimated $3m economic benefit to Auckland region 




Sun, 03 Nov 2024