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 1st November 2020 with Team Shine
and change a life.

Marathon 42.2km
Half Marathon 21.1km
Traverse 12km
Family 5km
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, plus a water bottle 
  • 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 felt it was 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 motivated me to train harder because not only did it give me that goal to work towards and a sense of personal achievement, it’s the fact that I was changing someone’s life. Knowing that the money I’d raised contributed 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) 2019

“I made the plunge and signed up to walk the half marathon in 2019 with Team Shine, setting my target at $1,000 for extra motivation. I knew by doing the Auckland Marathon, I was also changing lives. Working at Shine and speaking to our clients, I know the devastation domestic violence is causing families every day and the difference our front line staff are making by getting victims safe and ensuring they stay safe. The half marathon was a great experience and walking over the Auckland Harbour Bridge was a huge highlight – it was an amazing feeling being involved in such an iconic event and crossing that finish line felt soo good.

“I was humbled by the fundraising support and encouragement I received from friends and family who helped me exceed my fundraising target and make a real difference.” 

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

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