Run for Hope

Auckland Marathon

Sunday 29 October 2023

We are calling on all runners and fitness enthusiasts to join us in the Auckland Marathon and help raise awareness and funds for mental health.


40% of kids will have a major crisis often associated with some type of suicidal thinking before they leave school.


80% of those kids never ask for help because they are worried about what others will think, say, or do.

This means that someone you know may be struggling.

At I AM HOPE, we aim to reduce these numbers. Our “Little People, Big Feelings” program is designed to help children feel more comfortable talking about their emotions and seeking counselling without fear of being judged or facing negative consequences.

Normalising counselling
It’s just a conversation

Throughout the year our I Am Hope ambassadors visit hundreds of schools with our “Little People, Big Feelings” program. Reading our new TR & Mac book “Little People, Big Feelings” the Ambassadors talk to young primary age kids about how to ask for help and normalise counselling as being  “just a conversation” as well as passing on other coping tools for them to take home and use in times of stress.

The I Am Hope tours are an unfunded service delivered at no cost to schools and communities and all costs are met by our charity.

We need your help to keep up with the growing demand. Together we can build a better informed and more resilient generation of young people and arm them with tools to pass on to future generations.

Auckland Marathon 2023

Run for I AM HOPE

By choosing to become part of the I Am Hope team at the 2023 Auckland Marathon, you can run while knowing every step you take is helping to get young people in New Zealand to a better place. 

Raise $140 and get a personalised tee!

If you raise $140 (average cost of one counselling session), you will receive a free limited edition I AM HOPE tee personalised with your name as a thank you for your support.

Bring together your whānau, friends, and colleagues to fundraise as a team. As a member of our I AM HOPE Auckland Marathon team, we will help you to connect with other runners and supporters who share your passion for making a difference.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Zoe at

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Help us make a difference by raising funds for I AM HOPE

To get started simply create a fundraising page and start sharing it with your friends and family. With your support, we can continue our work and make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most. Thank you for considering supporting I AM HOPE.

When you're posting about your page be sure to tag @iamhope_nz, so that we can share it on our socials.

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