Here are some of the sporting and recreational events happening all over Taranaki.  You can find more on the Sport Taranaki facebook page

All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

New Plymouth Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Join us at the New Plymouth Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon held at Ngamotu Beach from 8.30am to 1.00pm. Open to Kiwi kids aged 7-15 years the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is a fun and rewarding day out for everyone. Kids of all sporting abilities swim, cycle, and run their way around age appropriate courses, either as an individual or as part of a team of two. To enter your TRYathlete or for more information go to There are limited spaces at events and many of them sell out early so get in quick!

Relay for Life

Relay For Life in New Plymouth on Saturday, 30 March 2019 is a fundraising event for the Cancer Society that brings communities together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have been affected by cancer. This inspiring community event gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Relay For Life is for people of all ages and fitness levels - anyone can take part! It involves teams of people who walk or run around a track. In a relay style, each team needs to have at least one participant on the track throughout the event.

ITU World Cup Triathlon

New Zealand's only ITU World Cup Triathlon is an elite triathlon event at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth on Sunday, 31 March 2019. The event is the chance for New Zealand athletes to mix it with the best in their own backyard and in the process gain vital experience and ranking points to set them up for the rest of 2019.

Mellowpuff Trifest Fun Run

The Taranaki Triathlon Festival is being held in New Plymouth again in 2019. On Sunday 31st March 2019 from 12.00 to 1.00pm there are two NEW events, a 2.5km and 5km fun run, neatly timed between the Elite Mens and Womens New Plymouth ITU World Cup race. So how about aspiring to run over the blue carpet yourself and gain that feeling of accomplishment whilst spending the remainder of the day watching world elite triathletes. To sweeten the deal, 50% of all entry fees (which is just $10) will be donated to the Mellowpuff Charitable Trust. Every step you take will be contributing to a local Taranaki trust that works to help children "Believe and you will achieve", taking down barriers and creating opportunities for children to achieve despite adveristy they may have encountered. We're excited to be supporting such a great initiative and now you can too.

Taranaki 6 Hour Race

The Taranaki 6 Hour Adventure Race on Saturday, 6 April 2019 is for teams of two to four people, and has a course that involves mountain biking, trekking, navigation, water activities and mystery activites. Never tried Adventure Racing? No worries. The main requirements are a reasonable level of fitness, the ability to ride a bike, some navigation skill is an advantage and a sense of humour is a must! The course is designed for all levels of skill and experience to have a challenging day out. The 2017 race will require a support crew. This means you will need someone (or two) to transport your gear to/ from transition areas with a vehicle. A bike rack is highly recommended. Distances/Events 2 to 4 person 6 hour adventure race

Fit for Funding

Saturday 6 April 2019 9.00am to 1.00pm at the Stratford Salvation Army Hall (corner of Fenton & Juliet opposite Mitre 10) The day will involve: Tips for self funding, Attracting volunteers in our busy lifestyles, Funding requests and changes to COGS eligibility, and The Wheelhouse. Please RSVP by Monday 1 April to Peter Boyd at [email protected] or call 06 765 6099

Mitre 10 Rainbow Run

Are you ready to run the Rainbow?

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 Ngamotu Beach. This event is open to participants of all ages and speeds - everyone is welcome. Spot prizes, the infamous Mass Colour Throw and the Seaside Market will be waiting for you at the finish line.



 All the answers to all of the questions you have about the run can be found here.

If we haven't covered your question please email our Rainbow Run Team.


Click on the video below to see Taranaki's own super star Women's Seven Rugby Player - Michaela Blyde as she helps Sport Taranaki test this years colour.  




Moo Cow Agility Mud Run

The Moo Cow Agility Mud Run is a farm based run with mud, obstacles, running, walking and lots of fun in Okato, Taranaki. The famous Lions sausage sizzle lunch will be provided. There will be spot prizes for the best dressed, and the dirtiest mud runner. Distances/Events 5km 10km

Teacher Workshop

A workshop for primary and intermediate school teachers on well-being centred approach to teaching and learning in Physical Education co-delivered by Celia Fleck, PE curriculum facilitator and Sport Taranaki. A fun, practical workshop that will challenge teachers thinking about planning for and delivering quality physical education, and provide lots of ideas, activities and new learning to take away and use in your kura. Based at Sport Taranaki from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Tuesday 14th May, this event is FREE and includes a morning tea and lunch. We will: - Unpack the health and physical education underlying concept of Hauroa and explore it through movement. - Enhance understanding of visible learning in PE learning intentions, success criteria, and learning conversations. - Consider strategies to support teacher wellbeing. - Promote collaboration within and across schools - build connections, share ideas and practices. The workshop will make connections to whole school initiatives such as cultural competencies and culturally sustaining pedagogy, positive behaviour for learning (PB$L) and curriculum integration. To register, please email Erika Mifea [email protected] by Friday 3rd May - please include any requests for special dietary requirements.

Taranaki Blue Light Venture PCT Competition

New Plymouth Police are hosting the 17th Annual Physical Competency Test (PCT) Competition for Year 7 & 8 students. Blue Light Ventures offers your school the opportunity to enter teams of four (with at least 2 girls) in this year's event. TSB Stadium, New Plymouth. 10am - 2.30pm. Your school can enter a maximum of six teams. A support person (teacher or parent) is required from each school. The winning team will receive the Blue Light PCT trophy, a $300 voucher for sports equipment fro their school and bragging rights. For more information contact: [email protected] or ph: 021 192 3884

Location Details

TSB Stadium - 1 Rogan Street, Welbourn, New Plymouth

Tag Oil Tough Kid

Tag Oil Tough Kid is all about the kids!!!

Check out the Video taken on the day.... simple click on the picture here:

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This event involves year 5-8 students taking on a giant obstacle course at the Yarrow Stadium grounds. This super fun event sees the kids climb over, under and through all sorts of obstacles while getting dunked in water tanks and being sprayed by the fire brigade as they race down the favourite obstacle of the day - the super slippery slide.

Children are registered by their school so if your child is keen to take part then talk to their school and ask if they are taking a group of students to the next Tough Kids in 2018.

TOUGH KID 2019 save the date - Friday 29 November 2019.

Registrations for this event will be taken in Term 3.

For any further information please contact Terry at Sport Taranaki (06) 759 0930 ext 737 or via e-mail.   

If you successfully registered and haven't been to Tough Kid before, you can find more information in our FAQs.