'WhyWomenRun' Women's Event


2022 Event   

Congratulations on participating and completing the 2022 annual WhyWomenRun 5 or 10km fun run/walk in the Auckland Domain, brought to you by the Auckland YMCA Marathon Club.


- 5km - Anna Hickey, 21:19
- 10km – Victoria Stratton, 44:01

- 5km – Jennifer Mattson, 42:56
10km – Chris Archer, 1:18:27

All results can be found on 2022 WhyWomenRun Results.

Once you’ve checked your time, there’s a finishers certificate for you to fill in and proudly display.

Thanks again to our volunteers, marshals, helpers, and providers of the great spot prizes.

This event is open to women of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, get outside, work on the fitness and enjoy an event for women. Men are welcome supporters.
We will be back in 2023 Sunday May 14. TBC.

Keep watch here to see when entries open. https://event-9000-38cf.lilregie.com/  
Join us for a 5k or 10k walk or run - any age, YMCA Marathon Club member or not.
Walkers start 9:00am. Runners start 9:30am  
The Kids Dash start 10:30am.
Please share this event page with anyone you know who may be interested or who could be persuaded.
YMCA Marathon/events/whywomenrun-5k-and-10k
Arrive early on Sunday morning. Parking is usually good all around the Domain.
Email us your enquiries, support or sponsorship details: 
a) Run or Walk; include age if under 15;
b) Results will be online
c) Lots of Fabulous Spot Prizes to be won. Prize Giving start 11am.
Go to the Club website webscorer.com WhyWomenRun to download your race certificate
Post your achievement, photos and comments to the Club's facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/ymcamarathonclub/  
We look forward to seeing you all out on the course!

Route Map

Here is the route around the Auckland Domain.

Water stations are shown on the map, and rubbish bins are nearby. We suggest taking your own water bottle.

The changing rooms, toilets and showers under the grandstand are open and there are other toilets out around the course.


click here


For beginners who want to work up to running the event, here are two training programmes - one for the 5 km and one for the 10 km...


If you have any questions about the event, just contact us, we are happy to answer! women@ymcamarathon.org.nz  

2021 Results 

Webscorer - Click here