We are looking for a group of amazing supporters to join this year’s Auckland Marathon team. Taking place on Sunday 1st November 2020 the Auckland Marathon is a great way to raise money to improve the lives of patients with gut cancers. There’s a distance to suit everyone so you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to get involved:
- Full Marathon
- Half Marathon
- 11k Traverse
- 5k Challenge
Sign up today to help kick cancer in the guts!
Just visit the Auckland Marathon website and purchase your event entry and during the entry process, select Gut Cancer Foundation as your fundraising charity of choice.
Kick start your fundraising…
Once you have your entry, you can setup your fundraising page by clicking here and then scroll down and click ‘Join team’. You will be prompted through the setup and you can then share your page with friends and family and ask for their support. Every bit helps and our goal is to raise $50,000 to help improve survival rates, life expectancy and quality of life for gut cancer patients through the funding of clinical research and awareness campaigns.
As a member of our team, we will provide:
- Gut Cancer Foundation T-shirt if you raise over $200
- Refund of your entry fee and transfer to ‘Charity Superstar’ entry if you raise over $1000
- Comprehensive 16 week training guide
- Online fundraising web page & fundraising support
- Extra motivation with your training
- Post race hospitality at Victoria Park
- The feel good factor when you cross the finish line knowing you have helped others!
Exercise helps prevent gut cancers!
Regular exercise has been proven to reduce your risk of developing a gut cancer so your marathon effort will not only support the 14 Kiwis a day who are diagnosed with a gut cancer but also raise awareness and promote healthy living.
If you have any questions or need help setting up your online fundraising, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 448 131.
Meet our fundraisers
- Andy's story
I emigrated from the UK nearly 14 years ago and used to run regularly. In January 2012, I went back to the UK to visit my Mum who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 4 months later she passed away. Not sure why, but I stopped running and couldn’t find the motivation.
Five years later, I had to go back to the UK again, this time my Dad had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 4 months later he passed away.
Then in 2018, my eldest brother was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I flew back to the UK to visit as surgeons thought they had caught it in time for surgery to remove the tumour. Unfortunately, it was not to be and 4 months later he passed away.
A year later, and a friend motivated me to get running again. I only did 8ks but really enjoyed it. Then I started increasing my distances and noticed my fitness level increasing. In January on a 20k run, I thought to myself why don't I train and compete in a marathon? Looked online and decided the Auckland Marathon in November would give me loads of time to train. Also thought it would be great to run for charity, and as soon as I saw the Gut Cancer Foundation had a team, I joined straight away. Hopefully I can get fit and help others, raising awareness and money for a really good cause.”
If you would like to support Andy with his marathon fundraising effort, you can donate through his fundraising page.