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November Athlete News

10 November 2021

November Athlete News

As we are only a few weeks from summer, the Macpac Motatapu team have been busy preparing for our epic event and can't wait to welcome you all to Lake Wānaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown on the 5th March.

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Latest Athlete News

13 October 2021

Latest Athlete News

*Less than 6 months to go till the Macpac Motatapu on the 5th March 2022!* *You're making a real difference!* We are super proud to support the Queenstown Trails Trust. $7 from every entry goes to the Trust after the event.

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Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run is back!

Macpac Motatapu are thrilled to announce our newest event, the Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run to the lineup on 5th March 2022! The Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run - 4km is open to children between 7 - 15 years old and will have a limited entry of 150, so we advise to sign up quick.

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Miners Trail & UDC Mountain Bike 80% Full!

The last remaining entries are filling up quick! We are over 80% sold on the standard entry fee rate for the 47km UDC Mountain Bike (individual and teams options), enter before the price rises and get a great deal! Our 15km Miners Trail is due to sell out next! It is 82% full so make sure you secure your spot...

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Father's Day Competition

1 September 2021

Father's Day Competition

We are celebrating 6 months to go till the Macpac Motatapu and Father’s Day in style this year with an awesome competition! Win the Dad in your life a UDC Mountain Bike or Miners Trail entry! All you have to do is tag us on social media into a pic or video of the epic...

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Ultra Run and Off-Road Marathon have SOLD OUT!

We have sold out of our Ultra Run and Off-Road Marathon for runners and walkers for 2022! Did you miss out? Make sure you sign up to the waitlist through the Enter Here tab above and we will contact you once a space becomes available.

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Transport Bookings Are Now Open!

To help ensure your day runs smoothly and so you can focus on your morning event preparation, take advantage of the transport options we have on offer. The transport shuttle service has limited capacity, so please make sure you pre-book your transport early! Check out all of the transport schedules here.

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ENTRIES OPEN AND SELLING FAST

We have been blown away with the support we have received since entries opened on the 1st July.  All our events have sold out at the early pricing tier and the Off-Road Marathon and 52. 5km Ultra Run is 80% full.

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Macpac Motatapu Announcement 28 February 2021

The Macpac Motatapu Owners and Senior Management have been assessing the situation and working through multiple scenarios since the announcement by the Prime Minister at 9pm last night on the revision of Alert Levels throughout New Zealand.     The team has had to make the incredibly disappointing decision to cancel the 2021 event.

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Motatapu returns to experienced local ownership

The iconic Motatapu off-road sporting event will celebrate 2021 under trusted new local hands. Queenstown based, event management specialists Gemma Peskett and Craig Gallagher announced today they have bought the highly sought-after event, from IRONMAN Oceania who have owned and operated it for three years.

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