Run and Raise! Join our St John Lifesaver’s Team at the ASB Auckland Marathon 2021.


Join St John at the start line of the ASB Auckland Marathon 2021, at 6:00 am Sunday 1 October

Will you be a Lifesaver and help us to raise important funds and awareness for St John? We have a target this year to raise at least $25,000 toward the purchase of ambulances and lifesaving equipment. Together we can make a difference!

Fundraising as part of a team can give a sense of purpose and boost motivation while you train!! Other benefits you will receive as a St John Lifesaver (if you raise $200 or more) include:

  • FREE St John Lifesavers T-shirt
  • Pre-meet event where you can meet other St John Lifesaver’s Team Members
  • Post-race meet at our Team marquee with food, drinks and massages

As an additional incentive, for those who raise more than $1,000 before 31 October 2021,
St John will reimburse your event ENTRY COSTS!!

How to become a St John Lifesaver…

1. Create your Givealittle fundraising page by clicking “Participate.” – It’s that easy!

2. Purchase your event registration by visiting the ASB Auckland Marathon website and purchase your event entry if you haven’t already. General admission is open now.

3. Tell your friends and family about it – connect everyone you know to your fundraising page. When you sign up as a St John Lifesaver you will receive a Fundraising Toolkit with more info and further ideas to boost your fundraising.

4. Run in the ASB Auckland Marathon! Don’t forget to enjoy the day. This event is really like no other, celebrate your achievements and know that you helped St John save lives!


If I set up a Givealittle fundraising page, am I automatically entered in the race?

No, establishing a Givealittle fundraising page does not automatically enter you in the race. You will need to purchase your entry separately. You can purchase your entry here .

I’m not sure I can run a full marathon. Do I have other race options?

Yes, you have plenty of race options to suit your fitness level. The ASB Auckland Marathon website allows you to select from the ASB Auckland Marathon (42km), Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon (21kms), John West 11km Traverse, or the NZ Avocado (5km). Don’t sweat it! Go at your pace and enjoy the race! Check out the course here.

How much does entry cost?

As a guide, the general entry fee (adult) is $55* for the 5k and $185* for the full marathon but really depends on which race you select and when you make your entry purchase. For more entry info and current prices click here. *prices current at 24/6/21

How do I start fundraising? I’m a newbie!

We are here to help you every step of the way, with great resources and regular emails to help you smash those targets! The easy, first step is to visit “Join team” to set up your fundraising page and enter your details. Secondly, share it with your friends and family to let them know you’re fundraising to help St John save lives! Then get training, post regular updates to your social media pages and before you know it, supporters will start donating to your page. Contact Jo Eve or phone 09 526 0527 x 9803, between 8.30am and 5.00pm Mon-Fri, with any questions or if you haven’t received your fundraising toolkit.

What if ASB Auckland Marathon does not take place on 31 October 2020, for reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic? Where possible, the event will be rescheduled, and if this happens all registered athletes (those who have already paid for their entry through the official Ironman event website) will have their race registration automatically moved to the new date. We will provide as much notice as we can. For more information, click here.