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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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WIN a Legendary Start Line Experience

Imagine flying through the Motatapu Valley in a helicopter on race morning and checking out the course below, before landing in Glendhu Bay ready to start.

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TARAWERA ULTRA JOINS THE IRONMAN FAMILY

IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, has announced the acquisition of Tarawera Ultra-Marathon, an iconic Trail Running Festival through the stunning landscape of Rotorua and the surrounding region.

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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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