A range of epic and wonderful trail-related events happen in Taranaki every year. Come be part of the fun. Annual events are:
Taranaki Cycle Challenge
This road ride normally takes place in the last weekend in January every year. It’s a 150km ride that you can do solo or as a team.
Tour of Taranaki
This is a three day tour, four stage race to cater for the individual club rider and is held over Queens Birthday weekend each year.
Oxfam Trail Walker
New Zealand’s largest team endurance event is taking place in Taranaki for three years from 2021 to 2023. Teams of four tackle either 100 kilometres in 36 hours or 50 kilometres in 18 hours to raise vital funds for Oxfam’s work fighting injustice and poverty. Oxfam Trailwalker is aimed at people aged 18-80 at all fitness levels, with everyone from trail-walking novices to pro-athletes taking part each year.
Taranaki off-road half marathon
This trail run event is held in mid January each year and offers a range of trail running events, including the half-marathon, a 10km and 5km run.
Pukeiti adventure trail run
A fun and physical adventure through the Pukeit rainforest, suitable for a range of ages and fitness and levels. Distances include 3km, 6km and 13km.
Taranaki also hosts a wide range of other events. More information can be found on the Venture Taranaki website.