International marathon season has kicked off!

We’ve just finished cheering on our group of amazing runners as they took on the streets of Paris and London for their epic marathon charity challenges. Together, they raised over $70,000 for world-class cancer research – incredible!!

Now, having witness some of the buzz, marathon runners all over the world are gearing up to secure a spot in next year’s international marathons.

Places for both the London and Paris Marathon are hard to come by. Last year the London Marathon ballot closed in record time, after 125,000 applications were received in less than 12 hours. Only 40,000 odd will get selected to take on the exciting course.

The ballot for 2015 opens today. But if you miss out on getting your name in – or even if you were lucky to submit your name and feel like doubling your chances – why not lock in your place straight away with an ACRF Gold Charity spot?

You can join thousands of others who are running for a cause! Your motivation to finish in a good time becomes all the more meaningful because your friends and family have contributed funds for your efforts, and put their support behind you.

To be successful in landing a Gold Charity spot in the 35th London Marathon (Sunday April 26, 2015), we will request a registration fee of $100 and a fundraising pledge of $10,000. But first, all you’ll need to do is tell us a little about yourself, your running and fundraising goals, and why you’d like to run for the ACRF.

Apply for London Gold here.

If you’re considering the Paris Marathon on the other hand, which will be held two weeks before London in 2015, we have a number of Gold Charity spots available for this scenic course too. We’ve even had some fundraisers double up and take on both of these awesome events in the past!

Apply for Paris Gold here.

Finally, if you’re looking for the experience of an international marathon in a location much closer to home, why not take on the Auckland Marathon this year?

Taking place on November 2, places are still available – especially if you want to support cancer research!  Along with the $100 registration fee we have three options for those looking to run gold in Auckland:

  • $1,000 for a quarter marathon pledge
  • $1,500 for a half marathon pledge
  • $2,000 for a full marathon pledge

Apply for Auckland Gold here.

If you have any questions about the above races please feel free to contact our friendly fundraising team on 1300 884 988 or email them at run@acrf.com.au.