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Saturday 4 March 2023

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Macpac Motatapu

Entries opening midday 7 June!

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4TH MARCH 2023

Epic One Day Off-Road Event

Each year for one day only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand's favourite off road sporting events.

Join us on Saturday 4 March 2023

Sustainability

We are incredibly lucky to be able to hold our events in some of the most stunning, privately owned and protected backcountry in New Zealand. Respecting our environment and supporting our local community are integral values we want to share with all our Macpac Motatapu whānau, whether you are a competitor, volunteer, support person, staff, partner or contractor.

We look for sustainable options wherever possible and continue to support local charities, focusing on the Queenstown Trails Trust, as our major partner. We donate $7 from every entry to the Trust after the event, plus the donations we receive on checkout at registration. These funds go directly back into the local trails networks, enabling the Trust to maintain and expand trails in the future.

We are also proud to work with the Mahu Whenua team and help highlight what they are doing on the Motatapu, Mt Soho and Glencoe high-country stations. The Mahu Whenua philosophy is for sustainable farming and it aptly translates to "healing the land". They have planted over 1 million native trees, flaxes, shrubs and grasses and are pioneering a seedling programme; the eradication of pests and predators is bringing native species back from the brink in the area.

To ensure it continues, more than 90% of the land was placed under protective covenants in 2015 (The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust), making it the largest conservation undertaking on private land in New Zealand's history.

We are privileged to work with them as they continue to restore and enhance these three iconic high-country Stations; that we are lucky to be able to race through on our event day!

John and Emily McRae from the Glendhu Bay Station have multiple sustainability projects which we are proud to be a part of. 80% of all fees from all sporting events on the Glendhu Station go back into the planting project and their efforts to become a carbon positive station.

We proudly use a local events team to bring the Macpac Motatapu to life and support our local economy, events and tourism industry. By being an active part of our community, we hope to bring positive change and welcome our race whānau to this beautiful part of Aotearoa.

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ONLY 9 MORE SPOTS IN THE STANDARD RATE TIER FOR THE ICONIC 42KM OFF-ROAD MARATHON! So get in quick to get a good deal as we are now over 70% capacity in this event. We can't wait to welcome you on the 4th March 2023!
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ONLY A COUPLE OF HOURS LEFT! Make sure you are online at midday to grab your entry to the @Macpac Motatapu 2023 🙌🏼⁠
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We are over 50% capacity for all events so make sure you secure your spot at the best price today. We can't wait to see you on 4th March 2023!

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