Barfoot & Thompson backs ASB Auckland Marathon

We're proud to announce that we're putting our name behind the ASB Auckland Marathon, becoming the naming sponsor of the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon.

Did you know? 

  • The marathon event dates back to 1936 and is just 13 years younger than the company of Barfoot & Thompson (formed in 1923). The naming of the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon is a combination of two iconic Auckland brands.
  • The race attracted more than 16,000 participants in 2014.

Held in Auckland on Sunday 1 November, the ASB Auckland Marathon is one of the country's most iconic sporting brands. 

Company Director Garth Barfoot has already signed up, and with entries still open, he's hoping to encourage others to start training and join him on the day.

Auckland Marathon Event Director, Michelle Nauer, says that they are delighted to gain the support of Barfoot & Thompson for the next three years.

"We will benefit from their enthusiasm and passion as much as their fiscal support," she said.

Our involvement in the Auckland community

This sponsorship is a further extension of our involvement in other key events in the city, such as the Barfoot & Thompson World Games 2017, the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day, the Lantern Festival and Diwali Festival of Lights. 

We are also a five star sponsor of the Starship Foundation.

Find out more about our sponsorships

I am looking forward to doing the race across the bridge in this city I love. We are a proud, longstanding part of Auckland and we look forward to supporting such a well-loved event.

Garth Barfoot, Barfoot & Thompson Director

About the event

The marathon is being held on Sunday 1 November 2015.

Entries remain open for the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon, including the ASB Marathon, the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon, the 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and the Kids Marathon. 

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