UDC Mountain Bike - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
Coronet Loop MTB - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
56km bike
912m highest point

Race Details

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Date SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2022

DISTANCE

56km

START LINE

Butler Green, Arrowtown

FINISH LINE

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Start Time

From 9:00am

 

The event start will be a self-seeded rolling start based on information provided on the entry form. It is essential that you start in the chute relevant to your capability. You may not move up to an earlier start wave than is printed on your bike plate, but you may drop to a later start wave. Your start wave will be printed on your bike plate and is based on the information you provided on your entry form. If you have forgotten which start wave you selected, log in to your EventPlus account

RACE CATEGORIES

Male & Female 16-39 years and 40+ years

No E-Bikes

MINIMUM AGE

Must strictly be 16 years of age on race day to compete

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place at 3:30pm, Saturday 5 March at Wilcox Green.

Prize Money, Awards & spot prizes

Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded NZD$500.00.

 

Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race category.

 

All competitors will be eligible for the spot prize and this will be randomly drawn. A list of winners will be published on race day at the information desk at the Finish Line on Wilcox Green, Arrowtown and available on the Motatapu App. If your race number is showing on the list, then head along to the information tent and show your race number to collect your prize. The information desk will be open from 9am until 8pm on race day for you to claim your prize.

Mandatory Gear & Bike checkList

Click here to view the requirements

Cut-off Times 

Cut off at Refill Station 1 (18.5km from start line) - 11:30am

Course cut off - 5:30pm

RACE BRIEFING

There will be a 10-minute race briefing before you start. It is compulsory for you to attend your race briefing. It will include up-to-date course and weather conditions. The briefing will be based on you having read all the information sent to you pertaining to your event.

RULES

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Course Details

5 Unique events in beautiful Motatapu, Queenstown New Zealand.

This is a grade 3 – 4 trail (expert) with some technical aspects, exposure and plenty of climbing.

The 2022 Macpac Motatapu event will be the official opening of this trail which is part of the Mahu Whenua Eco Sanctuary. Soho Property Limited have spent the last three years constructing the track in the deep back-country with their partners, Queenstown Trails Trust, QEII National Trust, DOC, and QLDC.

PLEASE NOTE! COURSE PARTIALLY CLOSED PRE EVENT. The event is the official opening of the Loop and access is not permitted pre-event from Green Gate Saddle, through Deep Creek, Eight Mile (Coronet) Creek to Macetown Track, please respect this closure to allow the team to complete the build of the trail. The front face of Coronet (Bush Creek, Coronet Face Water Race, Hot Rod, Dan O'Connell, Tradesmans and Pack, Track and Sack), are open and can be ridden pre-event.

The event will start at Butlers Green, Arrowtown heading up the Bush Creek trail to join with the Coronet Face Water Race. The Water Race Track weaves along the front face of Coronet Peak through remnant Beech Forest. A thrilling descent of the flowy Hot Rod trail is followed by a steady climb up the Dan O’Connell track bringing you to Coronet Peak Road where there will be a Refill Station and cut-off point. Heading towards the true back-country from this point you’ll climb the excellent ‘Tradesmans’ track taking you to the highest point on course at 912m, which links to the fast singletrack ‘Pack, Track and Sack’. This takes you into Long Gully, a real highlight of the circuit and onwards to the steep climb up an old farm track to Green Gate Saddle.

From the top of the Green Gates saddle you enjoy a flowing downhill, following the historic pack track, past the restored back-country Green Gate Hut, before it opens out high above Deep Creek overlooking the remains of the Old Green Gate Hotel.  A long descent flows past the remains of the old Green Gate Hotel above the Deep Creek confluence.

The track continues upstream, over Picnic Rock with its amazing vistas and breathtaking bluff, before a long steady descent into Deep Creek, passing a couple of spectacular waterfalls on the way to the Golden Terraces visible in the distance. The track sidles in and out of the Creek, so be prepared for wet feet and up the ‘Willows Climb’ before crossing Parkers Creek and emerging onto the high plateau of Golden Terraces. This section gives a stunning back-country experience out here, linking sections of old pack track between the sheer cliff faces and winding past old mining ruins and water races.

The terrain eases up a little before the Eight Mile (Coronet Creek) Saddle, where the course will follow a water race joining the Macetown track at Eight Mile Creek and turning right to head down the fast and fun Macetown track, through the infamous river crossing of the original Macpac Motatapu mountain bike event to cheering crowds at Wilcox Green.

!!As parts of the trail are still under construction the course details and stats are subject to change!!

Click here to read some background of the making of the Coronet Loop Trail.


Entry Fees

CATEGORY

STANDARD

Adult solo (16+ yrs)

NZD$169.00

Special first-year pricing

Prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS

  • Race number
  • Timing device
  • 2 Refill Stations, 1 Water Station
  • Bike wash facilities at the finish line
  • Finisher's medal
  • Spot prizes and awards for top finishers
  • $7 per entry is donated to the Queenstown Trails Trust

Athlete Check-in

Category

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

INDIVIDUAL

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Friday 4 March 2022

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Butlers Green, Arrowtown

Saturday 5 March 2022

8:00am - 8:45am

What to Bring

  • Your ID
  • Your Vaccine Pass