The excitement is building with only 11 days to go till the 2021 Macpac Motatapu! Here is some information to help you prepare for the 6 March!
Macpac Motatapu Merchandise

Macpac have made it easy for you to grab some last minute essentials gear and items from your compulsory gear from their online store here. Plus the 2021 Macpac Motatapu official merchandise is now available and will only be online, so get in quick before they sell out. Perfect for all your adventures and race day performance!

Race Number

Don't miss the special discounts on your race number this year! You will have a tear away section at the bottom to claim your free Speights Ultra, OSM All Terrain Nutrition Bar, PURE Gel and a discount on Macpac goodies online! You will collect your race number at Registration details here.


Thinking about how you can get yourself to our race or back to your car after? Check out our transport options to make life very easy after the race, but get in quick as bookings close at Midnight Friday 26 Feb (i.e. this Friday!) here

Mandatory Gear lists

The 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.

All competitors must carry the mandatory gear at all times during race day. No mandatory gear = no start!
More info for the different events click here

Bike Checks

Bike checks are compulsory for all Mountain Bike competitors. NO BIKE, HELMET & TOOL KIT CHECK = NO START!

Bike checks can be completed between now and 5:00pm Thursday 4 March 2021. Once your bike check is completed and the Bike Store registers the outcome with us and your completed check will show on the start list, it may take up to 48 hours for the check to show online - Start list here.

Bike and tool kit checks are free of charge and should take no more than 10 minutes, unless something requires further attention.
For participating stores here click here

Aid Stations

The Mountain Bike and Off-Road Marathon events have four self-service Aid Stations evenly spaced along the course. Aid Stations will have water, PURE electrolyte hydration drink (orange flavour), a supply of OSM bars in a variety of flavours. Please note that the Aid stations are predominantly for our marathon runners who cannot carry all their supplies. Mountain bikers should carry enough to get them to the finish line but are welcome to pick up extras if needed.

The Miners Trail has a water station at the 3km mark and an Aid Stations located at the 6.5km mark. The Aid stations will have water, PURE electrolyte hydration drink(orange flavour) and a supply of OSM bars. 

The Ultra Run has four checkpoints.
Checkpoints A & B will have water and a small quantity of PURE electrolyte hydration drink (orage flavour).
Checkpoints C & D will have food such as cake, sandwiches (cheese, peanut butter, Nutella), chips, pretzels, oranges, boiled salted potatoes and OSM bars. Athletes must still bring their own nutrition as per the mandatory gear list.

**Please note: While we are there to help, please ensure you carry enough food and drink to get you through your race.
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