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MACPAC MERCH IS BACK

20 June 2017

MACPAC MERCH IS BACK

Last year our Macpac Motatapu official merchandise range literally flew out the door, so we are very excited to be bringing it back again in 2018! To purchase: You need to be entered in the event, so do that first, and you can purchase on check out. Enter here.

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MTB START LINE ENHANCEMENTS

Based on your feedback from 2017, we have refined our Skoda Mountain Bike start process for 2018 by: Adding an additional 30 minutes to the start time.

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WELCOME TO E-BIKES

8 June 2017

WELCOME TO E-BIKES

 In 2018 we are introducing an e-bike category to the Skoda Mountain Bike race to make the event more accessible to those unable to cycle the course unassisted. E-bikes are becoming increasingly popular and the technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few years.

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NEW FOR 2018

8 June 2017

NEW FOR 2018

The Macpac Motatapu team have been busy reviewing all the 2017 feedback and working on ways we can make 2018 even more of a cracker event for you! So, here's a summary of what you can expect to look forward to: New e-bike Category Even more streamlined Skoda MTB start line process 15 minute earlier...

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ENTRIES OPEN 8 JUNE

18 May 2017

ENTRIES OPEN 8 JUNE

Mark your diaries! 2018 entries open at 11am on Thursday 8 June! After an incredible 2017 Macpac Motatapu, we expect demand for entries to be high so make sure you get in early to secure your spot.

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OLYMPIC MEDALISTS HAVE A BLAST AT MACPAC MOTATAPU

If there was a show of hands amongst the 3,500 competitors at the Macpac Motatapu for those that have won Olympic Games medals, it would have been an exclusive club of not many, but for rowers Mahe Drysdale and Nathan Cohen, triathlete Hamish Carter and cyclist Hayden Roulston they loved very moment of their involvement...

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DRYSDALE AND COHEN TAKE OUT TEAM RACE AT MACPAC MOTATAPU

Over 3,500 competitors were treated to a perfect Queenstown Lakes District day for the 13th hosting of the Macpac Motatapu, New Zealand’s iconic one day multi-sport race with walkers, runners, triathletes and mountain bikers competing in a variety of races from the 15km Miners Trail, to the 51km Ultra-Run.

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DRYSDALE AND COHEN PAIR UP - BUT NOT ON THE WATER

If they were forced to ride with all the silverware they have won in their glittering rowing careers, Mahe Drysdale (MNZM) and Nathan Cohen (MNZM) would surely finish near the back of the field when they take on the SKODA Mountain Bike race at the iconic Motatapu event this weekend.

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13TH EDITION OF ICONIC MOTATAPU PROMISES TO BE A GREAT ONE

Close to 3,500 competitors will line up at the Macpac Motatapu this weekend for the 13th hosting of this iconic multisport event that takes competitors from Glendhu Bay (Lake Wanaka) to Arrowtown, by water, foot, bike or a combination of the three in the UDC Finance XTERRA triathlon.

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PRO ROADIE TAKES TO THE DIRT AT MOTATAPU MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

Hayden McCormick is a surprise entry for this weekend’s SKODA Mountain Bike race at Macpac Motatapu, and the former National Time Trial Champion is serious about adding his name to an illustrious list of past winners.

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