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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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GOLD MEDALIST FORCED TO ‘SLOW DOWN’ FOR ULTRA-RUN CHALLENGE

Hamish Carter is a busy man, the former Olympic Games gold medalist juggles roles with High Performance Sport New Zealand, an interim role as High Performance Director for Triathlon New Zealand, and being a family man.

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FLUKER AIMS FOR INCREDIBLE SIXTH MOTATAPU VICTORY IN SUCCESSION

Kate Fluker is back for a tilt at an amazing sixth consecutive win in the Skoda Mountain Bike Race at the iconic Macpac Motatapu on March 4, confirming her entry just last week – not that the Queenstown rider was ever in any doubt that she would race one of her favourite events.

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Download the App!

22 February 2017

Download the App!

Have you downloaded our awesome Macpac Motatapu Event App yet? This has everything you need to know for this weekend! *To download:* Apple: go to your App Store and search Motatapu or click here on your phone.   Android: go to your Google Play Store and search Motatapu or click here on your phone

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RISING STAR OF ULTRA-RUNNING CONFIRMS FOR MOTATAPU

It is not unusual for a 20-year-old to be described as a ‘fulltime athlete’, in fact it might be considered reasonably commonplace, especially in this part of the world where so many opportunities exist for athletes across a myriad of sporting codes.

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