Just under a month till we see you for the Macpac Motatapu! We hope training is going well and you are enjoying being outside in beautiful Aotearoa. Remember if you have any amazing images or video from your training tag us in, as we would love to share. 

For our mountain bikers bike checks are open now so get in early to make sure you are all ready to race. 

Below are all the essentials you need to have and a list of stores for you to visit. And if you know a bike shop who wants to get involved just tell them to get in touch with us on

And remember you can't race if you haven't had your bike checked!

Also remember to book your transport before it is sold out! You can make your race morning transportation stress-free and jump on our easy shuttle service pre-event to the start line, and/or post event from the finish line. Plus this means you can enjoy our relaxing race village at the end with a wee celebratory Speights (or an alcohol free drink) with food from some of our amazing vendors. Link below for your info.
Mountain Bike Compulsory List
South Island Bike Check Stores
North Island Bike Check Stores
Transport info
15km Miners Trail Mandatory Gear List
Ultra Run Mandatory Gear List
Off-Road Marathon Mandatory Gear List
We want to make your 2021 Macpac Motatapu weekend even more epic.

So you have automatically gone into the draw (because you are joining us on 6 March!) to win two spots for a stunning scenic flight around Queenstown with our partners Over The Top - The Helicopter Company.

T&C's do apply and flights subject to availability but can be used outside the Macpac Motatapu event weekend. Draw will take place on 14 February 2021. So good luck everyone!! 
Get your personal race photos with FinisherPix
FinisherPix is the official photographer at the Macpac Motatapu. Your personal race photos will be available here 

And remember to make sure your bib number is facing front at all times and don't forget to smile when you cross the finish line. 

And if you would like a discount you can pre-order via your Event Plus registration profile before 25 Feb!
Macpac Ambassador and Multi-Sport legend Braden Currie shows us how to pack your running vest or bag before race day. Featuring the new Macpac Amp Ultra running vest.
The Macpac Motatapu team are thrilled to announce UDC Finance is back on board for 2021. UDC has been financing kiwis for over 80 years and is passionate about backing hard working NZ businesses to get ahead.

Macpac Motatapu co-owner Gemma Peskett is excited to have the company return to the Motatapu whanau. “We are looking forward to seeing all the UDC crew and clients on our various race courses on 6th March. They always come with such great enthusiasm and drive.”

“UDC are proud to be a key sponsor of this iconic off-road sporting event and are excited to once again be back at Motatapu”, said Morgan Strong, General Manager Commercial.
We are delighted to announce PAK’nSAVE Queenstown as our official volunteer's sponsor.

"PAK’nSAVE Queenstown is proud to be sponsoring the 2021 Macpac Motatapu event and in particular, directing our support towards the fabulous team of volunteers who dedicate their time to making this event so special", explained Anthony & Michelle King, PAK’nSAVE Queenstown. "As a locally owned business, we definitely appreciate the support of our customers and in return we’re committed to supporting our local community and encouraging healthy and active living, the Macpac Motatapu is therefore a great fit for us.  As past participants ourselves, we wish all competitors a fabulous experience in 2021." 

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