Pre-Race Info

5 Unique events in beautiful Motatapu, Queenstown New Zealand.

It is completely up to you how much time and energy you devote towards preparing for the Motatapu but like most things, the more you prepare, the more you'll enjoy it! The things you'll need to think about before the race takes place are:

• Personal preparation (e.g. fitness & nutrition)
• Event Transport and Accommodation (often sells out)
Mandatory Gear List & Compulsory Bike Check
• Weather Conditions (layers etc.)


Race Day Checklist

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  • Mandatory Gear. All competitors must carry the mandatory gear at all times during race day

  • Transport timings & pick-up locations if booked

  • Weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap

  • Race number attached to the front of your T-shirt if running and bike handle bars if riding.  

  • Enough food and drink to get you through the event.

Transport

Make your race morning transportation stress-free and book our easy shuttle service pre-event to the start line, and/or post event from the finish line. Transport cancellation requests submitted up until midday Thursday 25 February 2021 will receive a 90% refund of their transport fee. Transport cancellation requests submitted after this will receive no refund of their transport fee. Be sure to organise your transport early (as it sells out every year!), choosing your route carefully as last minute changes are usually difficult.

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Training

Our Training programs are provided by TeamCP - a specialist endurance sports coaching company. 

Wanting to get a tailored training plan? Team CP now have specific Motatapu training plans which can be built around your week and to help you achieve your goal. There is a specific training membership for each event and you can find out more here.

Just want to make it to the finish line in one piece? You can download one of our 10-week free training plans.

Mountain Bike

Off-Road Marathon Run

Off-Road Marathon Walk

Miners Trail

Please note the Ultra Run is for experienced trail runners and a personalised training plan would be more suitable for this event, contact Team CP for more details.


Athlete Newsletters

If you've missed any of our athlete newsletters, click on the month you missed to view the web version.

November 2020 - Registration now open for the Macpac Motatapu

November 2020 - Start times for Macpac Motatapu

December 2020 - 3 Months to go!

January 2021 - 2 Months to go!

January 2021 - Macpac onboard for  6th March!

January 2021 - 5 Weeks to go!

February 2021 - 1 Month to go!

February 2021 - Bike Checks are open

February 2021 - 3 Weeks to go!

February 2021 -  11 Days to go!

28 February - COVID-19 Update

1 March - Transfer & Refund Process Information


Start List 2021