Save the date: 6th and 7th November 2020

Darryl, Bev & Brendan Back have confirmed they will be the major sponsors again in 2020 and we are once again truly grateful for all their amazing support.

Well done to everyone who took part in last year's event and thanks for entering. Thanks also to all the leg sponsors, transition people, team managers, drivers, helpers and all the fabulous people who make this event what it is. We are looking forward to having another amazing weekend in the Naki with fantastic weather, a huge field and a heap of fun.

Online entries opening June 2020

St John new building fundraiser details

When we found out that St John had to raise funds for a new building we came up with the following idea of how they could use the Steelformers event as a fundraiser. We plan to run team leader boards from Mid August leading up to the event with bi weekly giveaways announced by Ken and Anna on More FM.

We have set up a dual fundraising and kilometre tracking page with Everydayhero. click on Everydayhero to find out more.  Click on Start Fundraising.Team Leaders/Managers set up your own page then set up your team page. Team managers are asked to register their teams on this site and then invite team members to join their page and attach their training devices to clock team kilometres completed whilst training for the event.

  1. We will have a prize for the team that raises the most funds for St John.
  2. Also the team that clocks the most training kilometres in preparation for the big day/night on Nov 1st and 2nd will pick up a free team banquet.

How to create a team    ( An initial small donation is required to ensure your team page is live . )
How to join an existing team
How to connect your fitness app to your supporter page   

Good nutritional advice for Training for the Event.

Maggie Radich is a Registered Dietician and a Taranaki local that has started up her own Private Practice  - New Plymouth Nutrition - after working at Base Hospital and in the UK. She has completed extra training on top of a Masters degree to be a Sports Dietician. Download Nutritional strategies by Maggie here.



Walkers Start
Composites Start
Runners Start
Solo Start 2015

100 Mile Solo Running Event - what an awesome effort by those that completed, some never having run that distance before. Check out Ultra runner Lisa Tamati's training.

100 mile details Solo map Manaia Map

50 Mile events details Solo map Manaia Map


Due to the time and cost to put the photos up on the website we don't offer this option. What we are offering is if you contact us we will e mail your team photo for a small fee of $10.00. You can then share this with all the team or get some printed off. Email admin@eventstaranaki.co.nz and let us know if you want a photo crossing the line or a group photo. Payment can be made via internet banking to Westpac account Events Taranaki 03-0713-0464761-01 with your team # as a reference.

Business House Challenge

Trophy awarded to the first Business House team in the Walker, Composite and Runners category. If you are representing a business tick the Business House box.

All Relay Teams

There will be a special prize for the "Best dressed team" and the "Best themed team"

Sport Taranaki School Challenge which offers reduced entry fees and the same rules and conditions as the Runners relay.

The Taranaki Steelformer's Around the Mountain Relay comprises of teams of between 10 and up to 18 members completing the 150km. There are 21 legs between 3 and 11km. You must have a minimum of 10 team members with a maximum of 18. There is no age limit for participation, however, participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The event will start from the TSB Stadium in Mason Drive New Plymouth on Friday night and will culminate with a prizegiving on Saturday November 2nd 2019 at 6.30pm.

Get a team together and have a fantastic weekend in Taranaki in 2019.

Start Times

Solo100: 5pm Friday 6 November
Walkers: 8pm Friday 6 November
Composite: 11pm Friday 6 November
Runners: 2.30am Saturday 7 November
Solo50: 6.00am Saturday 7 November

Entry Forms

On Line entries and entry forms will be available from Sports shops and fitness centres throughout New Zealand from July 2020.

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2019 Results

  • Walkers
  • Composite
  • Business House Composite
  • Runners
  • Business House Runners
  • Sport Taranaki School Challenge
  • Solo
  • Top 3 placings
  • Feedback
  • 2019 Solo Entrants

    2018 Results

  • Walkers
  • Composite
  • Business House Composite
  • Runners
  • Business House Runners
  • Sport Taranaki School Challenge
  • Solo
  • Top 3 placings
  • Feedback
  • 2018 Solo Entrants

    2017 Results

    2017 Solo Entrants

    2016 Results

    2015 Results

    2015 Solo Entrants

    2014 Results

    2013 Results