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Saturday 5 March 2016
Location: Wanaka / Arrowtown
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Whether you run, ride or walk you'll be blown away by the magnificent landscapes of the Motatapu and its surrounding valleys. Come take part in this once-a-year opportunity!


Motatapu Speight's 47km High Country Mountain Bike

Glendu Bay, Wanaka to Butler’s Green, Arrowtown

Set in the most stunning location this truly is New Zealand’s most spectacular MTB race through southern high country. Only open to the public one day a year it’s no surprise that this event is always a sellout, so get your entry in early to secure your spot.  A great mix of terrain to suit all MTB abilities with hills to climb, rivers to cross and a few steep descents thrown in the mix.

Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon (Run & Walk)

Motatapu Station, Wanaka to Butler’s Green, Arrowtown

Once you’ve run off road there is no going back!  Set in the most stunning high country location with the most breathtaking scenery that is sure to keep motivation high as you pass through tussock-covered valleys and mountain fed rivers.  Take on the challenge of this off road marathon. Walkers welcome.

Motatapu Miners Trail (Run & Walk)

Butlers Green, Arrowtown

A spectacular 15km loop through the Glencoe Station with incredible backcountry views and a magnificent view of the Wakatipu Basin and Remarkables.  This may be the shortest Motatapu course, but it’s by no means short on challenge.  Walkers welcome.

XTERRA Motatapu UDC Finance Triathlon (Individuals & Teams)

Glendhu Bay, Wanaka to Butler’s Green, Arrowtown

2km Swim, 47km Mountain Bike, 15km Mountain Run.

Set in the most stunning location this a demanding course that tests the limits of competitors, while taking in the most breathtaking scenery.  XTERRA World Championship qualifying spots up for grabs. Individuals and teams welcome.

Motatapu Torpedo7 51km Adventure Run (Team & Solo)

Glendhu Bay, Wanaka to Butler’s Green, Arrowtown

Set in the most stunning location across physically challenging back country terrain.  This event is demanding and brutal with a total ascent of 2790 metres, traversing four peaks.  This is a serious mountain run for serious athletes.  Prior adventure racing experience is a must for teams of 2 or solo runners.

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