Events and Active Taranaki Calendar


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


To submit listings please complete this simple online form. 

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


All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

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

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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

This celebration of our sporting and active communities around Taranaki is back and bigger than ever in 2021.

With 13 categories spanning individuals volunteers, clubs, teams and coaches we are set to serve up a diverse sporting smorgasboard of winners at our Awards dinner on 9 July. 

Awards will take into account all the action between 1 October 2019  –  31 March 2021. 

Online nominations are open now. 

Download the nomination form here for all the details. 

All nominations must be filled out digitally using the nomination form.

Nominations must be received by 5pm Friday 21 May 2021

Copy of Conrad and awards dinner post




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!

Taranaki Tough Kid 2021

Schools save the date for this awesome event.