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Run here now: New Zealand

Two of the most unique and scenic marathons in the world take place each year in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island.

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ENTRIES FOR 2020 MACPAC MOTATAPU ARE OPEN!

Entries for the 2020 Macpac Motatapu are now open! After an awesome weekend of racing Southern style this year, Macpac Motatapu returns on 14 -15 March 2020 for what will be yet another weekend of legends being made.

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IRONMAN STAR PROVES A HIT ON THE TRAILS AT MACPAC MOTATAPU

IRONMAN star Laura Siddall took to trail running like a duck to water today, winning the Macpac Motatapu Off-Road Marathon from Ultra-Running superstar Lucy Bartholomew, doing so just a week after finishing 4th at Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand in Taupo.

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TRANS TASMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE COUPLE DOMINATE MACPAC MOTATAPU

Mountain bike couple Samara Sheppard (NZL) and Kyle Ward (AUS) took out the women’s and men’s mountain bike races at the prestigious Macpac Motatapu today, riding to impressive victories in near perfect conditions from Glendhu Bay to Arrowtown.

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CLOSE RACING THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN ULTRA-RUN & XTERRA TRIATHLON AT MACPAC MOTATAPU

The Ultra-Run is the longest of events on offer at Macpac Motatapu with Andrius Ramonas (Lithuania) and Nancy Jiang (Queenstown) both pushed hard all the way in two of the more competitive races seen in recent years.

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WORLD LEADING AUSTRALIAN ULTRA-RUNNER RETURNS TO MACPAC MOTATAPU

World leading Ultra-Runner Lucy Bartholomew has made the late call to race at Macpac Motatapu on March 9, with the 2017 champion immediately assuming favouritsm for the testing 51km trail run from Glendhu Bay to Arrowtown.

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MACPAC MOTATAPU CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

Arrowtown hosts the 15th anniversary edition of Macpac Motatapu this weekend, with the event moving to a two-day multi-sport celebration for the first time in its storied history, with close to 4,000 competitors expected to line up in the six events on offer across the weekend.

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Download the 2019 App!

25 February 2019

Download the 2019 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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2019 Race Briefings

25 February 2019

2019 Race Briefings

Please ensure you've read through your race briefing ahead of your start this weekend. You will be given an update on course conditions and expected weather on race day ahead of your start. Mountain Bike Briefing Ultra Run Briefing XTERRA Tri Briefing Off-Road Marathon Briefing Miners Trail Briefing Sawpit Trail Briefing

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Ultra Running Legend Aims for 10,000 Feet of Climbing in his Quest for One Million in a Year

Mal Law loves a challenge, he is renowned for his incredible feats of endurance, often paired with raising funds or awareness for charitable causes, but in 2019 he is taking on arguably his biggest as he targets one million feet of climbing, in support of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).

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