Events and Active Taranaki Calendar

 

Check out a freshly updated snapshot of sport, recreation and play opportunies throughout Taranaki. 

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This calendar is a team effort. We will do our best to keep it accurate but rely on information given to us by contributors. If you spot something wrong please email marina.healey@sporttaranaki.org.nz

  


All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

Tennis 2021 McDonald Real Estate Stratford S Band Tournament

2021 McDonald Real Estate Stratford S Band Tournament - Wed 20th Jan (Singles), - Thurs 21st Jan (Singles cont., Doubles started) - Fri 22nd Jan (Hotshots Beach Party)

Nexans Fun Run & Walk Series - Inglewood

10am Start Join the fun - take part with family, friends and/or workmates.

Bikes and Beers

Bikes & Beers
5:30pm-7:00pm Shining Peak Brewery
Grab a crew or come and meet up with a group for a 30-min ride followed by a beer at Shining Peak. Everyone
who comes along will go in the draw to win a crate of one of Shining Peak’s brews. Helmet a must, lock if you choose. Bikes will be kept safe while refreshments are sampled!

Paper Road Trail

Bike the coast this Saturday, 30th January from Komene Road to Kahui Road. What you need to know .. $25 entry fee, you can register on the day- cash only or private message page to pre register (up until Thursday prior). Registrations open at 8.30am at Komene Road. Ride starts at 10am. All people wanting to race will be invited to start first. The route we use is only available because we have sought consent from land owners. This means there is no returning on this track. We will be following behind to close gates and put up fences. We will have marshals on every road and river crossing to assist you (thankyou to Ruaputahanga Maori Wardens, the staff and parents of Rahotu School) . We also have a ute available to pick you up should you have a break down or if you feel broken down!. They will take you to the finish. At the finish we have two Vans ( thankyou to Pickering Motors) that will return riders to start to collect vehicles for a gold coin donation. We will have a safe secure spot for bikes at the end while you collect your vehicle. Spot prizes will be pre drawn when you reach finish. Every rider gets a free sausage off our home and school bbq at finish. Food and drink available at the finish, cash only no eftpos

XRACE

XRACE is a fun-filled family event - where mum or dad must team together with one of the kids and take on the XRACE course and 10 mystery challenges. XRACE IS MORE THAN A RACE. Our series has one goal, to strengthen families and challenge kids - so that their self-esteem skyrockets and mum and dad get to shine in the moment. We want to help build more resilient kids and empower children with disabilities - embracing and challenging everyone - encouraging competition and sportsmanship. AND. An XRACE can never use a screen.

Run Swim Run

Location: Francis Douglas Memorial College Dates: Sunday, January 31 Sunday, March 7 Sunday, March 21 ​ Times: 8.00am Registration & Transition Opens 8.50am Registration & Transition Closes 9.00am Event Start ​ Course Information: Short Course: 800m run/ 100m to 200m swim/ 800m to 1.6km run Long Course: 1.6km to 2.4km run/ 300m to 400m swim/ 1.6km to 2.4km run Course Description: The run and will be on the perimeter of the large grassed sports field at Francis Douglas Memorial College, whilst the swim will be in the school pool.

Orienteering Taranaki Sprint Series - Pukekura Park

Sprint Series - Pukekura Park Mon 01 Feb 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Pukekura Park Our sprint series is back.

Orienteering Sprint Series - WITT / NPBHS

Sprint series - WITT/ NPBHS Mon 08 Feb 2021 16:30 - 18:30 WITT 2nd event in our summer sprint series.

Taranaki 3 Hour Adventure Race

3 hours of Adventure Fun! Navigation, Mountain Biking, Mystery Activities. A great entry level adventure race for ages 10 upwards, teams of 2, 3, 4.

Bike and Seek

Bike & Seek 10:00am-noon Meet/Start: Bell Block Velodrome Car Park. Get your friends or whānau together and give a bike scavenger hunt a go! A bike based rogaine/orienteering hunt. Suitable for all ages (as long as you can ride a bike!). Supported by Orienteering Taranaki.

Nexans Fun Run & Walk Series - Kaponga

10am Start Join the fun - take part with family, friends and/or workmates.

NGAMOTU BEACH CLUB TRIATHLON CHAMPS AND DUATHLON

Date: Sunday, February 14th, 2021 Location: Ngamotu Beach, Ocean View parade, New Plymouth ​ Times: 8:00am Transition & Race Registration Opens 8:30am Late Entry Closes 8:45am Transition & Race Registration Closes 8:50am Race Briefing 9:00am Long and Sprint Course Start 9:30am Short Course Start ​ Course Distances: Short Course Triathlon- 250m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run/Walk Short Course Duathlon- 1km Run/Walk / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run/Walk Sprint Course Triathlon- 750m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run Sprint Course Duathlon- 2.5km Run / 20km Bike / 5km Run Long Course Triathlon- 1100m Swim / 30km Bike / 7.5km Run (Triathlon Club Champs) Long Course Duathlon- 3.5km Run / 30km Bike / 7.5km Run ​ Course Map: Click Here Course Description: Both courses are open for public participation. The long course will host the Taranaki Triathlon Club Triathlon Champs. Starting with a beautiful harbour swim participants will complete a scenic but challenging bike course taking in some great views along coastal New Plymouth before running along the flat around Ngamotu Beach.

Orienteering Taranaki Sprint Series - Spotswood

Spotswood Mon 15 Feb 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Spotswood College 3rd event of our summer Sprint series

Race the City

5.45pm racing from 6:15pm Race registration and start/finish on Ariki St.Race the City is New Plymouth’s inner-city, streetand structures circuit, incorporating Huatoki Plaza,Ariki St and Puke Ariki Landing. This race has multiple route options and heats for all ages. MTB, BMX, cyclocross and any other bikes and their riders all welcome. Registrations essential: LetsGo.email@npdc.govt.nz

Taranaki Lightning 5s Hockey Tournament

aranaki Lightning 5’s – 2021 The Taranaki Lighting 5’s Hockey Tournament will be held on the weekend of the 20 - 21 February 2021. The competition will consist of both a male and females who will compete for the 5’s Cup! There are a maximum of 24 teams in total for this tournament weekend. The event is modelled off the Hockey Fast 5’s concept seen at the Nanjing Youth Olympics in 2014. In general terms, Teams consisting of four field players and one goalie play high intensity games over a half field. These fields are surrounded by wooden boards to stop the ball from going out and teams were able to take shots at goal from anywhere!​​​​​​​

Eltham Lions - Rotokare Loop (Mountainbike Ride)

Eltham Lions - Rotokare Loop (MTB Ride) This event is a fundraiser for Eltham Lions Club South Taranaki. BBQ – Free for participants, Swimming Pool will be open The Rotokare Loop is back again on the Taranaki MTB event list. Challenge yourself on the 17km or 30km loops. Adults $25, under 18 $10 Registration from 7.30am, Briefing 9.15am, Ride starts – Loop30 first wave at 9.30am, Loop17 First wave at 9.35am Loop17 Starts at the Rawhitiroa Pools and heads through dairy land on the Eltham Swamp. Follows the ‘paper road’ Old Lake Road and climbs through a variety of country to the Maata Road, back through dairy farms to Rawhitiroa Pools. The course has a mix of farm races, grass paddocks, grass/dirt tracks and gravel roads. Loop30 Starts at the Rawhitiroa Pools and heads through dairy land on the Eltham Swamp. Follows the ridge overlooking eastern hill country and drops into the Makino Valley Road. The course travels through sheep and beef farm land, then follows the Ararata Stream, climbing through a variety of country to the Maata Road, back through dairy farms to Rawhitiroa Pools. . The course has a mix of farm races, grass paddocks, grass/dirt tracks and gravel roads. Note: Both rides are Grade 3 (Intermediate) - Suitable for regular experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness and over 12 years old; children should be accompanied by an adult (Mountain Biking New Zealand) E-mountain bikes are suitable provided they are ridden appropriately, have sufficient battery capacity, and the rider is capable of completing the trail in the event of a battery/power failure. Contact: Alan Liddington 027 781 3565, David Turner 027 319 9762 or see our Facebook Event for more information – Eltham Lions South Taranaki/Rotokare Loop MTB Trail See Less

Pukeiti Adventure Trail Run

Pukeiti and Cut a Trail Events are excited to announce we are back with an updated date for the Pukeiti Adventure Trail. REGISTER HERE*: https://pukeiti.eventdesq.com A true rugged trail run, promising a fun and challenging adventure through the Pukeiti rainforest with ford crossings, native rainforest & bush tracks, swing bridges and a summit climb! Plus run the old Tramline Track which is over 100 years old. Open to all ages with courses to suit all abilities. 3km 6km 13km Pukeiti is rich in history and cultural significance, located 30mins from the New Plymouth CBD and adjacent to the National Park on the slopes of the Taranaki Mounga; with thriving birdlife, mountain streams and exotic gardens. Climb the 13km to the Pukeiti summit and find spectacular views from the Tasman Sea to the Kaitake mountain ranges. *As our 2020 event was postponed due to covid - all prior entries for 2020 have automatically been carried over to our 2021 event.

Submissions Open for New Plymouth Multi-Sport Hub

A multi-sport hub at New Plymouth Racecourse has been a long time in the making. Now with growing sports struggling for space, a regional strategy in place and a need for community assets that boost public health the local the time is ripe for development. The hub is designed to solve sporting issues for our community, while creating a multigenerational asset where the whole community can connect and get active. The hub has been included in New Plymouth District Council's Draft Long Term Plan with $40m tagged to the project. Formal consultation on this plan will opens 3 March 2021 and it is vital supporters of the hub have their say. Keep an eye out for more details on how you can make your submission soon.

Location Details

TSB Stadium - 1 Rogan Street, Welbourn, New Plymouth

Run Swim Run

Location: Francis Douglas Memorial College ​ Dates: Sunday, January 31 Sunday, March 7 Sunday, March 21 ​ Times: 8.00am Registration & Transition Opens 8.50am Registration & Transition Closes 9.00am Event Start ​ Course Information: Short Course: 800m run/ 100m to 200m swim/ 800m to 1.6km run Long Course: 1.6km to 2.4km run/ 300m to 400m swim/ 1.6km to 2.4km run ​ Course Description: The run and will be on the perimeter of the large grassed sports field at Francis Douglas Memorial College, whilst the swim will be in the school pool.

2021 Taranaki Masters Games

Taranaki Masters Games 11-14 March 2021

 

A smorgasboard of sports and events are available to enter. Click here for all the details

Oxfam Trailwalker

Oxfam Trailwalker is the ultimate New Zealand endurance team challenge and bucket list event that changes lives! Whether your team are first-timers or Trailwalker "Legends," your team of four can choose to walk either 50km or 100km, whichever distance works best for you!

Cover breathtaking, varied and challenging terrain over a life-changing weekend. With every step taken, you'll be raising vital funds for Oxfam's developmental work in the Pacific region and across the globe. We walk alongside those who need it the most. We hold the powerful accountable and save lives in disasters.

This epic adventure will be held in the beautiful unique region of Taranaki on 20-21 March 2021. Sign up now at www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz.

Run, Swim, Run

Location: Francis Douglas Memorial College Dates: Sunday, January 31 Sunday, March 7 Sunday, March 21​Times: 8.00am Registration & Transition Opens 8.50am Registration & Transition Closes 9.00am Event Start​Course Information: Short Course: 800m run/ 100m to 200m swim/ 800m to 1.6km run Long Course: 1.6km to 2.4km run/ 300m to 400m swim/ 1.6km to 2.4km run Course Description: The run and will be on the perimeter of the large grassed sports field at Francis Douglas Memorial College, whilst the swim will be in the school pool.

Relay for Life

Join in the fun and experience this amazing community event. All funds raised stay within our region to support delivery of services by the Taranaki Centre. This is YOUR community event! CELEBRATE those who have survived cancer REMEMBER those who lost their lives to cancer FIGHT BACK by raising awareness and funds to support the Cancer Society. REGISTRATIONS will be open soon, so keep an eye out!

Tri Taranaki Festival

Be part of the future of Triathlon Since 2010, athletes of all levels from around the world have gathered on the shores of Ngāmotu beach, ready to race after months of intense training. Adrenalin pumping and minds focused, the anticipation builds as competitors and spectators await the whistle to kick off the Tri Taranaki Festival. Although we had big plans for 2020 many things will remain the same, with the delay of the Tokyo Olympics , as well as our 10-year anniversary, the 2021 Festival is set to be our biggest one yet! The New Plymouth ITU World Cup features the world’s top triathletes, and will be one of the last qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics. The festival will also feature the Tri NZ Suzuki North Island Sprint Triathlon Championships, all competing to qualify for the 2021 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton. But this weekend isn’t just for the world’s top athletes. Our Taranaki Tri-er and Fun Run events are for anyone who wants to give the sport a go and raise funds for a local charity! Saturday, 27 March - Athlete Registration Sunday, 28 March - New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup - Taranaki TRI-ER - Suzuki North Island Sprint Triathlon - Fun Run

Weetbix Tryathalon New Plymouth

The New Plymouth Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is located at Ngamotu Beach. The TRYathlon will begin with the swim leg in the ocean parallel to the beach. TRYathletes are generally able to stand-up during the short swim, however we do encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The Transition area is located on the access road near the reserve. The bike leg and the run leg are along the nearby ocean-side walkway.

More details here

Location Details

Ngamotu Beach - 51 Ocean View Parade, , Moturoa, , New Plymouth

Taranaki 6 Hour Race

Suitable for all adult ages and secondary school level. The main requirements are a reasonable level of fitness, the ability to ride a mountain bike, some navigation skill is an advantage and a sense of humour is a must! The course will involve mountain biking and trekking as the main methods of travel. At all times navigation with a map will be key, and mystery activities may be included during the race to add an extra dimension.The course is designed for all levels of skill and experience to have a challenging day out!The actual course remains a secret until the day, but will be somewhere within 60 minutes drive from New Plymouth.

Duathalon Club Champs

Mitre 10 Rainbow Run 2021

The Mitre 10 Rainbow Run is back. This year there will be even more colour and more fun. The event starts at East End Reserve and takes you 5km along the iconic Coastal Walkway finishing at Ngāmotu Beach. This event is open to everyone. Spot prizes, the famous Mass Colour Throw and the Seaside Market will be waiting for you at the finish line.

Buy your tickets here

On the Day:
10:00 am - Event registration.
11:00-11:30am - Participants start to run/walk.
12:45 pm - Mass colour throw.

Bus Service:
A special Rainbow Run bus service is available for participants wanting to leave their vehicle near the finish line. The buses will leave from the corner of Pioneer Rd and Breakwater Rd at 10:00 am, 10:20 am and 10:40 am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time.
Tickets for the bus service must be purchased before the event and will not be available on the day.

Event information:
- Everyone must wear a wristband to participate in the event. Swap your ticket for your wristband at the Sport Taranaki offices on Friday 16 April 12noon-6pm or Saturday 17 April 9am-12noon. If you want to collect your wristband on the morning of the event please allow plenty of extra time as there will be a queue.
- Participants will be released in waves from the start line between 11:00 am and 11:30 am. We suggest that people wanting to take it slowly or who are completing the event with a buggy make their way to the front.
- Cancellation will only be in the event of severe weather. Should this occur full refunds will be made. This decision would be made on the morning of the event by 9am and will be communicated via email and the Sport Taranaki Facebook page.
- Please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes. There will be a water station at the finish line.
- Prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs are welcome. Younger children (5yrs and under) may wish to use a scooter. NO bikes please. 

 

Take a look at the awesome footage from the 2019 Mitre 10 Rainbow Run

rr vid link

 

A mega thank you to Mitre 10 and all of our sponsors and supporters:

 

Tennis Taranaki Classic Tournament

Taranaki Classic – Junior and Senior @ New Plymouth clubs

Taranaki Sports Awards 2021

Save the date for a special evening celebration of our sporting and active community at The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth.

 

Marakopa Munter

WE KNOW YOU WANNA GET MUNTED! The date for the next Marokopa Munter is Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2021. ​ The fifth chapter is deep into the planning stage already, and as we gather more feedback we will keep you all updated with the race format in terms of supported/unsupported, packrafting or no river, straight mince or mince and cheese options.... The 12 Hour race will involve the main staples of trekking and mountain biking and will require a support crew, but could possibly include a water section. MUNTERS UNITE! Marokopa is just two hour drive from New Plymouth and 90 minutes from Hamilton. From Waitomo Caves, just keep driving West until you reach the Tasman Sea, flanked by the mighty Marokopa River and a few impressive sheep covered hills! A sleepy coastal settlement, Marokopa and the surrounding Waitomo region is a spectacular adventure playground- once you've been 'Munted, life will never be the same. The 12 hour race is perfect as a step up from 3/6 hour races and the rogaine feature will allow all teams to finish the course. The 24 hour is the ultimate test and could also be the best GODZone preparation you will find! But be warned- you will need a solid level of fitness, experience and skill- the 24 hour race is not an entry level event!