Runners hoping to cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge better be quick - the Auckland Marathon is 99 per cent sold out.
Auckland's premier running event on October 28 is a hot ticket for both experienced and novice runners and the half marathon section of the event sold out in a matter of weeks.
Entries for last year's half marathon sold out in two weeks and the marathon in five weeks.
The event, which includes the full marathon distance of 42.2 km, half marathon of 21.1km, quarter marathon, 5km, kids marathon events and walking events, sees marathon runners depart from Devonport, cross the Harbour Bridge, and run down Auckland's Eastern Bays, before returning to finish in the city.
Several celebrities are running in the event including a team of woman adidas has dubbed #mygirls.
The women - New Zealand's Next Top Model host Sarah Tetro, hockey player Honor Carter, Outrageous Fortune actress Nicole Whippy, former Shortland Street actress Natalie Medlock, The Crowd Goes Wild reporter Meghan Mutrie and Stuff.co.nz fashion journalist Bronwyn Williams - will be training, and blogging, Facebooking and tweeting about their efforts.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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