Sunday Pack Runs...
The 14 week buildup to Auckland Marathon starts on Sunday 25 July at 7am.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us while training for your next event.
The Auckland YMCA Marathon Club have packs of like minded people to suit most pace groups for those long runs or walks.
We run & walk every Sunday morning at the times below. It pays to arrive 15 minutes early to get a park and get changed. We have great showers so bring a towel for after the run and enjoy a tea/coffee & muffin with fellow members.
The current club programme is run every Sunday unless noted below.
- 8:00 am - Runners. 8.00 am - Walkers
Note: We run at 7:00 am from January (6:00am walkers from Feb 21) until the week before the Rotorua Marathon in May, and at 8:00 am after the Rotorua Marathon until Christmas (7:00am for the walkers from August 15 until Auckland Marathon).
Auckland Marathon 2021 Build-up...
Sunday 25 July: Week 01; Three Peaks, Mt. Eden, One Tree Hill and Mt. Hobson. Oh and don't forget to bounce over Mt. St. Johns.
|Week 2||Week 2||
Sunday 01 August: Week 02; 21 km. Hillsborough, here we come! 15km for half marathoners - you are spared Hillsborough.
|Week 3||Week 3||Sunday 08 August: Week 03; 24km. Dominion Rd, New North Rd, Blockhouse Bay Road, out to Coyle park and home via West End Rd. 16km - Turn for home at Pt. Chev & battle Chinaman's Hill.
|Week 4||Week 4||Sunday 15 August: Week 04; 26km. Tamaki Dr to St Heliers and back through Remuera. 16km - turn right (because you'll get wet going left) at Watene Cres Okahu Bay, complete the loop to Tamaki Drive and then home.
|Week 5||Week 5||Sunday 22 August: Week 05; 27 km along the NW motorway and back along Rosebank Rd, thru Balmoral and along Manukau Rd. 16km - Turnaround at Patiki, retrace your steps to the Y.
|Week 6||Week 06||Sunday 29 August: Week 06; 29km. College Hill, up to Parnell and Remuera, via the waterfront back to THAT hill again. 18km - Turn around at the Newmarket pool follow your steps home.
|Week 07||Week 07||Sunday 05 September: Week 07; 29km. Panmure basin here we come (no time for a swim). 18km - Turn around at Arthur St, right into Ladies Miles and back along Remuera Rd.
|Week 08||Sunday 12 September: Week 08; 32km. Around Mangere Mountain we go. 20km for half marathoners, turn right before Onehunga, no mountain for you.|
|Sunday 19 September: Week 09; 26.5km. Grey St is closed. We run from North Shore YMCA, Akoranga Dr, tracing the early part of the AKLD marathon. 18km for half marathoners|
|Week 12||Sunday 26 September: Week 10; 31.5 km. Titirangi, here we come! Remember, Hills are my friend. 20km for half-marathoners, a reprieve at Blockhouse Bay Rd.|
|Week 12||Sunday 03 October: Week 11; 27km. Hillsborough Rd via One Tree Hill and back via Dominion Rd. 18km for half marathoners, turn for home after One Tree Hill|
|Sunday 10 October: Week 12; 32km. Tamaki Dr & Riddell Rd, through Glen Innes and back via Lunn Ave & Remuera Rd. 20km half marathoners, loop right at Paterson up to Kepa.|
|Week 13||Week 13||Sunday 17 October: Week 13; 26 km. Ponsonby, Cox's Bay, Pt Chev, across to Greenlane and home. 18km for half marathoners, turn early at Sandringham Rd.|
|Sunday 24 October: Week 14;16 km. Down Curran St and under the bridge to follow the marathon course the The Strand and back home via Grafton Rd. 15km half marathoners|
Sunday 31 October: The Big One - Auckland Marathon