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The Motatapu

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Each year for one day only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of athletes to experience one of New Zealand's favourite off-road sporting events.

Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, athletes will be treated to some of the most stunning high country terrains in New Zealand, with five different events to choose from depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering.

The Motatapu is a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. It's a hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe. Your chance to experience the legend that is the Motatapu awaits.

How to enter the The Motatapu

  1. Xterra Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 2km, Bike 47km, Run 8.5km
    NZD $230–NZD $304
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  2. Ultra Run

    Run 51km
    NZD $190–NZD $339
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  3. Mountain Bike

    Bike 47km
    NZD $90–NZD $318
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  4. Off-Road Marathon

    Run 42km
    NZD $140–NZD $159
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  5. Miners Trail

    Run 15km
    NZD $70–NZD $90
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  6. Sawpit Trail Run

    Run 8.5km
    NZD $70–NZD $85
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"Swim 2.4 Miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2. Brag for the rest of your life." - John Collins, IRONMAN co-founder Since its inception, IRONMAN has been represented by ambitious and courageous people who aren't afraid to push their limits. Take a walk through history with us, through some of the finest and most memorable moments in IRONMAN racing.

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