Merry Christmas from the Macpac Motatapu Team!

23 December 2021

Merry Christmas from the Macpac Motatapu Team!

Happy Holidays! 

The Macpac Motatapu team wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas break and happy holidays! 

We are looking forward to the 5th March 2022 and welcoming you to our slice of paradise. And for those of you who are already signed up, we wanted to remind you that we will be adhering to the vaccine mandate. This means that everyone (over 12 years and 3 months) on the event site will be required to have a valid Vaccine Pass to allow us to operate under the Government's Covid-19 Protection Framework, which is required for an event of our size. Find our handy FAQ's here for more info. 

For our competitors who have chosen not to be vaccinated, we respect your decision and ask for you to contact us on before the 31 December 2021. 

We have the perfect gift ideas for you this Christmas if you are running out of time!

1) Why not grab your MTB loving partner or friend a UDC Mountain Bike event team entry so you can race together?!

2) Do you have a keen wee runner in your family? Why not enter them in our Jennian Homes 4km Junior Trail run for Christmas? Starting at $20 to enter and a great way to include the family in the @macpac Motatapu!⁠⁠

And one extra for those of you who are happy to wait till after Christmas for the gift! How about one of our Macpac Motatapu merino and polycotton long and short sleeve tees for men and women, caps and beanies? The merino layers are perfect for race day and tick off your top on our gear list! All merchandise is on sale, so check out the bargains and prices include NZ postage (rural and international postage is a wee bit more) we just can't get it to you till after Xmas now - check out the link here!

Mandatory Gear lists
Whether you have already entered or thought about it, our friends at Macpac have helped us update our  Mandatory Gear lists so you make sure you have the right gear for the best day! Check the lists per event below or on our website here and Macpac has a handy page with all the relevant kit here so you can jump online or pop in store for some awesome Macpac kit to keep you adventuring this summer!  
The Macpac Motatapu mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe in the alpine environment.  The weather is very unpredictable in the high country, a front can blow in and out of the mountains in less than 12 hours. It has been both sweltering hot and freezing cold in this area during March so you should be well prepared with all the necessary gear for all conditions, including snow, due to the high elevation of this event.