Events and Active Taranaki Calendar


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All Upcoming Sport Taranaki & Community Events

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.