'WhyWomenRun' Virtual Event for Everyone

2020 Event Information

Sunday 10 May, Mothers' Day.

Unfortunately, we've had to cancel our annual Mothers' Day WhyWomenRun women’s event.  However, we can now offer you this opportunity to everyone to get involved, get outside and raise funds for a worthy charity, while keeping to the social distancing rules..

Join in on a 5k or 10k walk or run this year - any age, any gender, YMCA Marathon Club member or not.
We are supporting the Women's Refuge fundraiser "Give A Safe Night" - a very fitting charity.

Please share this event page with anyone you know who may be interested or who could be persuaded.

Here's what you need to do:
1. Entry is by donation. Go to www.safenight.nz to donate and save the receipt.
2. Mothers' Day - get out and run/walk, with GPS phone/watch if you have one.
3. Email islan@xtra.co.nz with details:
a) Run or Walk; age if under 15;
b) evidence of distance covered and time taken;
c) your donation receipt
4. Go to the Club website (ymcamarathon.org.nz) to download your certificate
5. Post your achievement, photos and comments to the Club's FaceBook page for everyone to see.

Results will be collated and published on the Club's website. We look forward to 'seeing' you all out on the course!

Route Map

Here is the route around the Auckland Domain that you may like to use if it's within your 'bubble' neighbourhood.

For obvious reasons we won't can't provide the water stations shown on the map, and the Auckland Council has shut down the water fountains, so we suggest taking your own water bottle.

The toliets under the grandstand are open but other toilets around the Domain are closed


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! Islan@xtra.co.nz