Aukland Marathon

Sunday 20 October

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health! 

Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.

With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetime, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone. 

The marathon course starts in picturesque Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore, crosses the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge, through Westhaven Marina and along the waterfront to St Heliers before returning runners back to a grand finale at Victoria Park. You don’t need to be a runner to sign up to join the team! You can run or walk whatever distance best suits you, with a full marathon, half marathon and 10km course on offer. 

We will gift our ASB Auckland Marathon 2019 team with:

  • A special ‘I’m sweating for mental health’ running t-shirt when you raise $500 
  • A fundraising how-to guide and regular tips from your very own fundraising trainer
  • Team training meet-ups –  to meet new friends and get motivation (and coffee!)
  • Compliments.  Actual stickers you can stick around the house and on your clothing to remind you how awesome you are or give away to the people who donate to your efforts
  • Kai! While you’re running we’ll be on BBQ duty. High fives, warm fuzzies, sausages (or vegan patties) and a cold non-alcoholic beverage await you at the finish line


So, what are you waiting for? Simply set up a fundraising page today and then purchase your ticket.  We'll then be in touch! 

Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

With your generosity, we can tautoko/support more Kiwis to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing. By supporting our māhī you can be part of creating an Aotearoa where people, their whānau, employers and communities have the know-how to talk about mental health openly and where everyone is supported through tough times with the kindness they deserve.

Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year

Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness
in our lifetime

Our youth suicide rate
is the highest of 41
OECD countries

The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

Meet some amazing folks who raised serious funds last year

"Mental health is a major issue in New Zealand, with 1 in 5 kiwis suffering. I'm inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Auckland Half Marathon"

Cameron
Auckland Marathon 2018

“This cause is one dear to my heart. Everyone knows someone impacted someway or another by mental illness and I, personally, have seen far too many people close to me affected by it.” 

Holly
Auckland Marathon 2018

"I am passionate about improving the awareness around Mental Health, and in turn encourage those who find themselves in need of help to ask for it"

Brendan
Auckland Marathon 2018

Fill out the form below or call the team on 09 623 4810 ext 809