Each year for one weekend only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.
Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with six different events to choose from over two days, depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!
Your one chance a year to experience the legend that is the 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.
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.