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

BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge

The BDO Around The Mountain Cycle Challenge on Saturday, 26 January 2019 has become one of New Zealand's premier road cycle events with over 1100, competitive and recreational cyclists enjoying the day. This event is always held on the Auckland/Bay of Plenty Anniversary weekend and is Taranaki's longest running Around The Mountain recreational cycling ride. A carnival atmosphere prevails at the finish, with a live band. Food and refreshments will be available. There are both solo and relay options available, including a progressive team relay, where one rider starts and collects the other riders along the way, all finishing together.

New Zealand Masters Games

In 2019, Whanganui will proudly host the 30th Anniversary of the New Zealand Masters Games – a significant milestone as it secures its space in New Zealand’s Sporting History as the largest and longest running multi-sport event in New Zealand!

Aotearoa Bike Challenge

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back in February 2019! The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition that’s all about seeing which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more. It’s not just bragging rights on the line, we give away awesome prizes! Join the challenge and log your rides in February and you're in! Registration is open and you can click on the PRIZES tab to see what you could win!

Colour Fusion Charity Run

Egmont Racing Club, Hawera. Start 11am. Wicked and fun colour run/walk with all proceeds going to Rett Syndrome NZ.

Bayleys Mountain to Surf

The Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon on Saturday, 2 March 2019 has the full marathon, half marathon and half marathon two person relay in New Plymouth. The 2019 event will be the 40th annual running of the Mountain to Surf. Distances/Events 21.1km Solo/Relay 42.2km Solo

XRACE - Hawera

XRACE is an adventure race in Hawera on Sunday, 3 March 2019 where parent and child race together, locate and complete mystery challenges while racing the clock and all the other family teams. A team is made up of two people: - an adult; dad or mum or a trusted relative or family friend and - a child aged between 6 and 14 years of age. Each XRACE has 10 different challenges. There are two different types of challenges - mystery challenges and compulsory challenges. Your team must successfully complete one challenge before moving onto the next.

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.

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

Mitre 10 Rainbow Run

The Mitre 10 Rainbow Run is coming!

Are you ready for another year of colour fun?

The Mitre 10 Rainbow Run  will be Sunday 7 April down on the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway.

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 18 February.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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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

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.