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A Personal Story from a Tail-ender

If you're a First Timer and keen to learn from others experience, have a read of this awesome blog that 2017 competitor William Watt put together about his experience training and riding the Skoda Mountain Bike.

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Athlete's Guide to New Zealand

You’re looking at a world map, wondering where to head next to satisfy your insatiable desire to race, travel, and absorb new experiences. In the bottom right corner—for much of the world, far, far away—are two relatively small islands, miles from anywhere: New Zealand. Aotearoa.

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MACPAC MOTATAPU MOVES TO TWO-DAY FESTIVAL

In the most significant news in the soon to be 15-year history of the Macpac Motatapu multisport event, organisers have confirmed the move to a two-day schedule in 2019, allowing the iconic event the space to grow and provide an even better experience for all who take part.

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2019 Dates Confirmed

20 April 2018

2019 Dates Confirmed

*We have exciting news…. the 2019 Macpac Motatapu DATES have been set. * Yes that's right DATES, meaning multiple days. In 2019 the event will be split across Saturday and Sunday to allow for a better experience for both runners and riders.

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The Road To Motatapu

6 April 2018

The Road To Motatapu

The Seven8  crew caught up with Andrew Brady and Reon Nolan of the Te Rangatahi Tumanako (#youthhopetrust) to tell us about their joint venture with Waipuna St John of God and the Believe Foundation, as they went out on the Road To Motatapu. *WATCH*

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ENTRIES OPEN 30 APRIL

Put 30 April 2018 in your diaries because that’s when entries for 2019 open! We expect demand to be high so make sure you get in early to secure your place on the start line next year.

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CROFT IN RECORD BREAKING ULTRA RUN VICTORY

New Zealand’s Ruth Croft showed her class in winning the 51km Ultra Run at Macpac Motatapu, setting a new race record at the iconic event in the Queenstown Lakes District, in the most competitive Ultra Run field in the event’s history.

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Race Day Results

9 March 2018

Race Day Results

You can view the 2018 Macpac Motatapu results here.    

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BOND, DOUGLAS BOND; 83 YEAR OLD LEGEND OF THE ŠKODA MOUNTAIN BIKE

Photo credit: MARY-JO TOHILL.  Macpac Motatapu is a day for everyone, with all abilities, all ages and all backgrounds catered for across the six events on offer.

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GOOD MATES CURRIE & ALLAN GO HEAD TO HEAD

Endurance athletes supreme Braden Currie and Dougal Allan have both quickly put the disappointment of their withdrawals at Kellogg’s IRONMAN New Zealand last weekend and reset their sights on victory in the XTERRA Triathlon at Macpac Motatapu this weekend.

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