News

Are you brave enough to double up?

For the first time in our 15 year history, Macpac Motatapu will be held over two days instead of one. For the hardcore athletes among you (and you know who you are) this means you can have a crack at TWO events across the weekend.

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Ready for a New Kind of Epic Endurance Challenge?

Add these two New Zealand mountain bike races to your Bucket List now. (And leave plenty of time to train on the region’s renowned trails. ) by Luke Yates New Zealand is home to some of the most remarkable and diverse landscapes on the planet.

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Stay and Play in Queenstown

*A recently-relocated triathlete and adventurer outlines the best ways to enjoy this South Island gem. * by Luke Yates You’re short of breath, you’ve given it everything, and the finish line is just meters away. The cheers ring out and that feeling of relief and elation is overwhelming.

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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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