During the Auckland Marathon, a runner was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a medical event at the finish line. Over 14,000 people participated in the marathon, including children. Screens were set up at the finish line for runners to watch the Rugby World Cup final. Although 14,000 runners participated, it fell short of the previous record of 18,000 runners. The event aimed to raise $600,000 for charity, with many runners dedicating their race to a cause. The Starship Foundation alone raised over $150,000.