• Open 5k, 10k or Half Marathon

• Female-identifying 5k, 10k or Half Marathon

Open refers to all genders and identities.

Female-identifying refers to cisgender women, transgender women and non-binary AFAB.

The Rainbow Games 2024 and Auckland’s renowned Waterfront Half Marathon are delighted to announce a new partnership for the inaugural edition of the multisport event.

By combining forces, event organisers have created adynamic platform that offers participants an opportunity to traverse a carefully planned route which encompasses Auckland’s iconic landmarks.

The flat course gives participants the opportunity to race for a personal best, while less experienced runners can also take it step-by-step and walk the routes. Moreover, affiliated runners can access the wider arts, cultural and social opportunities of the Rainbow Games 2024.

After the event takes place, Waterfront Half Marathon organisers will provide the Rainbow Games with a bespoke results report for the affiliated runners to allocate winning medals for the top three finishers in each division. Read the full update here.

We encourage people with disabilities to register. We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations as may be needed, so please contact us at so we can provide you with more details.


The registration fee's for the Waterfront Half Marathon running events, in affiliation with the Rainbow Games, are:

  • 5k - $110
  • 10k - $130
  • Half Marathon - $150

Register now to participate for the Rainbow Games. Your player package includes::

  • Registration to one running event
  • A Waterfront Half Marathon Participation medal and an opportunity to win a Rainbow Games 2024 medal
  • A Waterfront Half Marathon race number and timing chip
  • Player accreditation
  • Goodie bag
  • A ticket to the Rainbow     Games Opening Ceremony (Thursday 4 April)
  • A ticket to the Rainbow     Games Closing Ceremony (Monday 8 April)
  • Access to the arts, culture and social hub
  • Exclusive retail and hospitality discounts
  • Contribution towards our Rangatahi legacy initiative
Please note:

Participants must be 18+ by Friday 5 April 2024 to take run in affiliation with the Rainbow Games. Find out more in our terms and conditions.

The start times are: 7am for the Half Marathon, 9am for the 10k, and 9.30am for the 5k.

Participants will need to make their own way to the Half Marathon on the morning of the race. Check the official Waterfront Half Marathon event wesbite for instructions on how to get there.


Sunday 7 April 2024


Selwyn Domain, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071

Getting there
In partnership with:
Waterfront Half Marathon

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