Starting in 2011, the North Shore Marathon is an event held every year in Auckland, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular marathon events in New Zealand, known for its beautiful scenery and for having challenging, but fun running and walking routes. It also offers multiple events that are different distances, so there is an event perfect for a variety of ages and fitness levels!
With roads, grassy trails, hills and beaches, the North Shore marathon is a challenging, fun course with trails for all types of runners and walkers. No matter which event you register for, all paths are by the beach at Milford Reserve and all around Historic North Head.
The North Shore Marathon is such an exciting event no matter what fitness level you are. With various courses and lengths, anyone can participate. So, whether you have run multiple marathons, this is your first time, or you just like enjoying the outdoors while staying active, we promise you will not regret signing up!
The North Shore Marathon has four different distances: full marathon (42.2km), half marathon (21.1km), 10km run, 5km run or walk, and the Kids Marathon.
We are so excited to offer all these different lengths and courses because we want to create a community for anyone who loves outdoor fitness to feel welcome and excited. With these various routes and distances, the community is large and enthusiastic, supporting athletes of many ages and fitness levels. So even if you are not quite ready for a full marathon, you will fit right in. We know you will still love being a part of the event. We want you to choose the right course for you so you can feel your strongest and proudest when crossing that finish line!
No matter which event you sign up for, the scenic routes and hidden gems will help keep you motivated to cross the finish line, no matter how tired you’re feeling!
You can see the outline of the routes for each event on the official North Shore Marathon website.
At the North Shore Marathon, not only will you be surrounded by breathtaking views, but you will also be surrounded by a supportive community of other runners and walkers. Whether you come to the marathon alone or have a group of family and friends cheering you on, all the energy and encouragement around you will motivate you all the way to the finish line.
The marathon may be a couple months away, but you can join the online community today by following our Facebook page!
Lots of information and answers to commonly asked questions, such as the schedule for the day of the event (e.g., warm up times, run and walk start times for all courses, etc.) can be found on our website.
We can’t wait to see you and cheer you on as you push yourself through the finish line!