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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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WORLD CLASS KIWI LINES UP IN ULTRA RUN

Record holder Lucy Bartholomew (Australia) faces some serious opposition to her Ultra Run title at the Macpac Motatapu this weekend, with a leading Kiwi coming home and lining up in the 51km off road event to take on the young Aussie pace setter.

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ROCK STAR ULTRA-RUNNER RETURNS TO DEFEND MACPAC MOTATAPU

One of the great ‘rock stars’ of world Ultra Running is confirmed to line up in defence of her title at the 2018 Macpac Motatapu, with Australian Lucy Bartholomew returning for the March 10 event in Central Otago.

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Gibbston Valley Celebration Lunch

Celebrate finishing the Macpac Motatapu in style with a 3 course lunch with paired wines at Gibbston Valley. *When: *Sunday 11 March, 12pm - 4pm *Where: *Gibbston Valley Winery, 1820 State Highway 6, Queenstown *Tickets: *$85 per person for 3 course lunch with paired wines, celebratory glass of bubbles on arrival, live entertainment.

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