Auckland Marathon returns to New Zealand’s largest city in November and promises to be an enjoyable, well organised, feel good event. Just like it always has been.
A fantastic city to visit, the Auckland marathon provides views and experiences no other event can. Undoubtedly the highlight is the rare opportunity to run across the Auckland Harbour Bridge; however the course encompasses many more of Auckland’s attractive sights.
The race begins on King Edward Parade in Devonport, overlooking the pretty Waitemata Harbour. From here the course takes in Auckland’s attractive features such as Westhaven Marina, the Viaduct Harbour, Queen St in the city centre and much of Auckland’s waterfront.
Runners finish in Victoria Park, where there is plenty of room for post–race winding down and relaxing with friends and family.
Entries for this year’s event opened in early April. Choose from the marathon and half marathon, which cross the harbour bridge, or shorter distances which follow the waterfront.
Such is the popularity of the Auckland Marathon that events fill up notoriously quickly, so make sure you get in early! As a city to visit Auckland is hard to beat, and as a well organised, pleasurable running event the Auckland Marathon is one of the world’s best.
Warrior Dash is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the endurance event world - and this year, for the first time, a total of seven Warrior Dash events will take place throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Offering a substantial test of physical and mental strength and an array of challenging obstacles, Warrior Dash events are proving to have an irresistible appeal to adventurous, thrill seeking competitors.
Known for being muddy, challenging and satisfying, Warrior Dash events offer excitement and variation to those who may find road running events less than stimulating. With obstacles such as “Muddy Mayhem”, “Warrior Roast”, “Giant Cliff Hanger” and the “Great Warrior Wall”, Warrior Dash events require strength and determination from all involved.
As if the opportunity to get muddy and sore wasn’t enough, organisers sweeten the deal by providing one of the great race packs in running events. Participants receive their own fuzzy warrior helmet, Warrior Dash t-shirt, finisher’s medal and warrior beer stein – which can be used to enjoy a well-earned ale at the end of the race.
Following the success of the series in the United States, Warrior Dash events have been brought to Wellington, Auckland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland in 2013