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Each year for one day only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand's favourite off road sporting events.
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Saturday, March 4, 2023

The iconic Motatapu includes the following iconic races:

47km Mountain Bike Race

56km Coronet Loop Mountain Bike Race

15km Miners Trail

42km Marathon 

52.5km Ultra Run

4km Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run

Held on one epic day, it is your one chance a year to experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations between Wānaka and Queenstown.

It’s a bucket-list off-road event with challenging yet achievable courses, which attracts close to 4000 participants a year. The Motatapu is a hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe and huge comradery.

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