Wild weather swept across New Zealand last night with lightning striking from Auckland to Gore. Check out Auckland Marathon start time.

Auckland Marathon : 2022 | Rain | Start time | Tracker

The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual running event held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland Marathon : 2022 | Rain | Start time | Tracker

Date Late October or early November
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Primary sponsor Barfoot & Thompson
Established 1992 (30 years ago)

The event is held in October or early November of each year, which is during the spring in New Zealand. T

Also the main feature of the event is the crossing of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, which involves a climb of 33 metres to the highest point.

Auckland Marathon 2022

The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon on 30 October 2022 is an annual running festival with a range of distances so everyone can participate – including the Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km Traverse, 5km Challenge and the Kids Marathon.

Auckland Marathon : 2022 | Rain | Start time | Tracker

The Full and Half Marathon events start in Devonport and have run over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge since 2000, finishing at Victoria Park near the CBD. The “Party in the Park” after function has a corporate marquee village and other fun and entertainment.

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 11km Traverse go over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and the marathon and half marathon courses have been IAAF and AIMS Certified since 2006.

The Harbour Bridge crossing was the brainchild of Rendell McIntosh, a 1974 British Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles competitor.

Together with Paul Ryken, as Race Director, they planned and implemented the first event on the 25 October 1992. The initial bridge crossing event attracted over 3,000 entrants, had 500 accredited media and a budget of $450,000.

Auckland Marathon rain

Wild weather swept across New Zealand last night with lightning striking from Auckland to Gore.

The unsettled weather brought thunderstorm warnings across Southland and forced the postponement of a much-anticipated Six60 concert in Wellington.

Auckland Marathon : 2022 | Rain | Start time | Tracker

In Auckland, marathon runners are in for a rainy race today as a severe weather watch settles in over the city.

Tamaki Makaurau can expect torrential rain for most of the day, with a weather watch in place from 6am to 6pm.

MetService forecaster Aidan Pyselman says thunder is also on the cards.

“There could well be some thunderstorms, likely in the afternoon and evening – there’s a chance of thunder, strong wind gusts and heavy downpours.”

It’s poor timing for the Auckland Marathon which is scheduled to begin at 6am today, with the half marathon runners beginning their race at 6.50am.

Start time 

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, the Auckland Marathon will return in all its splendour and will be held without limitations for the first time since 2019.


  • START TIMES : 6:00am Marathon; 6:50am Half Marathon; 8:50am 11km; 10:30am Kids Marathon; 11:00am 5km

The annual Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon is held in Auckland, New Zealand. The event is held each year in October or early November, during the spring season in New Zealand.

Since New Zealand’s coronavirus management protocols were effective, thousands of runners were able to participate in the race’s 2020 edition, which took place on 1 November 2020. This made it one of the few major marathons held during a period when many other nations were dealing with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The LIVE Streaming of the Auckland Marathon 2022 will be available on the Facebook page of the Auckland Marathon. We will update you with more details on the live-streaming once it is known.


Although each event can be tackled individually, the rewards for completing all five are what drive us. Each series event will present every finisher with a superb, event-themed finisher medal of unsurpassed quality. But keep your eyes on the ultimate prize.

Auckland Marathon : 2022 | Rain | Start time | Tracker

Those who complete all five series events (at either Classic or Half Marathon distance) earn themselves the ultimate accolade, the AHMS Grand Slam medal.

And that’s not all! Complete all five events at the 21.1km half marathon distance and we’ll add in a distinctive, one-of-a-kind AHMS Medal Hanger. Display it in your home, office or den and take pride in a season-long objective achieved!

By Rishabh

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