Thanks to the participants who joined us in 2024! We look forward to the next one, sign up here to find out more.

This information is for participants who have successfully registered at the Rainbow Games. We can’t wait to see you there

  • Check out the overall Rainbow Games schedule here.

Opening Ceremony: Find out more about the Registration Day (Accreditation pick-up and goodie bag) and the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4 April here.  

Closing Function: Find out more about the Closing Function on Monday 8 April here.  

Things to do in Auckland: There’s lots to explore and enjoy during your time in Auckland. View our list of recommended activities here.


Sunday 7 April 2024


Race Village: Selwyn Park, Mission Bay (Selwyn Domain, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071) | Race route: Along Tamaki Drive, Auckland.

Getting there
In partnership with:
Waterfront Half Marathon
Categories & Divisions

Running at the Rainbow Games/Waterfront Half Marathon offers the following categories and divisions:

  • Open 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
  • Female-identifying 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
  • Open refers to all genders and identities
  • Female-identifying refers to cisgender women, transgender women and non-binary AFAB

Ensure you are familiar with the postponement and cancellation terms and conditions of the Waterfront Half Marathon - outlined in the RG24/WHM Terms and Conditions.

How to get there, Parking and Road Closures

Participants will need to make their own way to the Half Marathon on the morning of the race. Most participants find parking in the streets around Mission Bay, and nearby suburbs. This can be challenging on race day so leave plenty of time and be prepared for a 10-15 minute jog/walk to the venue (the ideal warm up!). Auckland Transport parking enforcement officers will be on duty so don't ruin a great day by parking illegally. The safe and successful operation of the Waterfront Half Marathon requires some road and lane closures in the area. It is each runners responsibility to make their own way to and from the race village, so please ensure you are familiar with road closures and plan your journey ahead of time. Find out more here.

Race bib & timing chip pick up

You will be asked for your last name (as per your YouLi registration form) by race officials in order to retrieve your pack. So ensure you allow enough time to do so before your race begins. View the racecourse map, start and finish points here. All participants will receive a WHM medal upon completion of the event too.

Player Code of Conduct

Upon registering to participate, you have agreed to adhere to the Rainbow Games' code of conduct. Click here to view refresh your memory.

Player Accreditation

As we start preparing for your fabulous player accreditation, we're excited to see your names come to life on them! To ensure everyone feels respected and valued, we will be using preferred names alongside surnames. To make sure we can be accurate and respect your identity, please make sure your preferred name is up to date on your YouLi registration form before Monday 11 March 2024.

Your player accreditation will be your ticket into the Opening Ceremony, Closing Function and will remain a garment to wear with pride as we unite at this multisport event.

Need a visa? New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA)

If you do not hold a New Zealand or Australian Passport you will need to request an NZeTA  and pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL).

  • NZeTA costs NZD $17 via the app, or NZD $23 if completed online
  • IVL, which funds tourism infrastructure and helps protect our natural environment, costs NZD $35, which you pay at the same time as you request your NZeTA
  • Allow 72 hours for your NZeTA request to be processed
  • You can request this here:

Information for spectators

Do you have any friends and Whānau interested in coming to watch you at the Rainbow Games. It’s free to watch and we recommend spectators registering their interest to spectate here to save time upon arrival Sign up for spectator updates via YouLi here.

Food & drink

There are several catering options at the Race Village.


It’s not too late to purchase Rainbow Games merchandise from our Official Merchandise and Apparel Partner, PURE Athletic. Click here to view the range and buy now.


There is a bag drop provided on site by the Waterfront Half Marathon. Lookout for the Baggage Drop tent and follow their instructions on-site.

Any other questions

SEE YOU IN 2026!