Challenge Yourself:
Run the City and Change a Life

Challenge Yourself:
Run the City and Change a Life

Take on the ASB Auckland Marathon on the 20th of October 2019 with Team Shine
and change a life.

Marathon 42.2km
Half Marathon 21.1km
Traverse 12km
Kids Run 2.2km

Sign up to Team Shine here and help the team raise $20,000 to help victims of domestic violence get safe and stay safe.

Join the team by setting up your own fundraising page here and ask your friends and family to sponsor your Auckland Marathon.  

We challenge you personally to raise over $1,000 to change lives in your community.  In return, we will give you: 

fundraising support
a chance to meet and train with other Team Shine members
invites to pre Marathon events 
plus, we’ll look after you at the finish line!

Just in case you need more motivation...

For every $250 raised, you will cover the cost of a crisis callout to a victim’s home in response to an urgent police or hospital referral
When you have raised $500 we will give you a free ‘I Don’t Sweat, I Shine*’ running t-shirt
When you have raised $1,000 we will refund your entry fee to the Auckland Marathon

Remember to register for the Auckland Marathon here and answer NO to the “Do you wish to fundraise for a charity at the ASB Auckland Marathon?”

For more information about the Auckland Marathon and Team Shine, contact Carol Herbert on 021 192 3548. 

“I feel it is important to run for Shine in the Auckland Marathon for me personally, as it is my way of giving back after the help and support I received from Shine in my time of need. It raises awareness about domestic violence. Being able to run for Shine motivates me to train harder because not only does it give me that goal to work towards and a sense of personal achievement, it’s the fact that I could be changing someone’s life. Knowing that the money I’ve raised will contribute to vulnerable families getting out of violent homes. I think others should run for Team Shine as domestic violence is so prevalent in New Zealand, and looking at the bigger picture, although running can be hard and takes a lot of training, it is a walk in the park compared to what people and families experiencing domestic violence have to go through.” Crystal running Half Marathon (21km)

“I made the plunge and signed up to walk the half marathon with Team Shine, setting my target at $1,000 for extra motivation. I know by doing the Auckland Marathon, I am also changing lives. Working at Shine and speaking to our clients, I know the devastation domestic violence is causing families everyday and the difference our front line staff are making by getting victims safe and ensuring they stay safe. I want to us to help even more families.

“It has been a very long time since I have done any serious exercise, but the Auckland Marathon is one of the very few opportunities we currently have to walk over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Signing up for Team Shine and putting it out to all my friends and family now ensures that there is no backing out and has me sticking to my training schedule. I have a lot of work to do between now and 20th October, but I am looking forward to reaching my target and reaching the finish line.” Carol walking Half Marathon (21km)

“Today, my daughter and I are safe. I feel that I’m alive because of support from the Shine Helpline. ” Shine client