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Would you like to support us in helping young New Zealanders? There are two ways that you can join Team Youthline in this great event. The first is as a Golden Charity Runner and the other way is by securing your own spot as a General Runner in the Auckland Marathon and then choosing to fundraise for Youthline.
Golden Charity Places for Youthline
We are looking to recruit 30 Golden Charity Runners to take part in either the Full, Half or 12km Traverse. We would love you to join the Youthline Marathon Team if you are passionate about helping young New Zealanders and this mean that we would cover the cost of your registration in return for you pledging to raise a committed amount of fundraising for Youthline.
Click here to sign up to be a Golden Runner for Youthline.
This year we plan to raise $60,000 with the help of our Golden Runners. This will see the team fund Youthline’s youth counselling helpline and text service for 4 weeks and support 2,000 young people who contact us in their time of need.
Over the last year, our flagship free 24/7 Helpline received and managed over 277,000 calls, texts and emails and it costs Youthline $800,000 a year to run this service.
We ask our Golden Charity runners to commit to a minimum fundraising target for each distance;
Full: $2,000 Full: $2,000 which will see you fund the helpline for 22 hours and support 66 young people.
Half: $1,500 which will see you fund the helpline for 16 hours and support 50 young people.
12km Traverse: $1,000 which will see you fund the helpline for 11 hours and support 33 young people.
Fundraising for Youthline as a General Runner
If a Golden Charity place isn't for you, and you would like to register your own place in the Full, Half or 12km Traverse, you can still be part of the Youthline Team and join in the fun and fundraising!
Keep an eye out on the ASB Auckland Marathon website to secure your own place and get started fundraising. Registrations open around March so check back then!
To find out more information and for any enquiries please contact Erica Fullerton at Youthline on 021 871 450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you join the Youthline team we will be there for you right through the whole journey - before, during and after the race. In return for your commitment we offer our team;
•A welcome event at Youthline House with the team of 30 like-minded people
•Training guides, plans, and an assessment with a local sports clinic
•Q&A place – online support from experts
•A number of runners gatherings throughout the year – workshops, training runs and team get togethers!
•Fundraising tips and support from our funding team
•Youthline dry fit running t-shirt or singlet to wear on the day
•Unique ‘Youthline Cheer Zones’ throughout the marathon course
•Post-race function including medals, massage and BBQ and lots of FUN!
•A goodie bag FULL of treats to say “thanks” for being awesome and supporting us!
•Become an honorary ‘Youthliner’ with great memories and stories from the day
We are looking for 15 Golden Runners and lots of Community Runners to join the Youthline Round the Bays 2016 team at the beginning of March. Are you keen? Check out our page here.