The Motatapu, 13th March 2010

By: Blox Apparel  05-Apr-2012

The Motatapu is one of New Zealand’s premier sporting events. Now in it’s 6th successful year the upcoming event on March 13th 2010 sees the addition of two NEW running events to the already popular Off-Road Marathon and 50km High Country Mountain Bike events.

NEW for 2010
The Motatapu Miner’s Trail 15km Off-Road Mountain Run.
Enjoy the event on half the training. This route is only open once a year. A spectacular loop from Arrowtown, ascending the historic Tobin’s Track up onto the Crown Terrace before entering the magnificent (and private) Glencoe Station. Incredible views!

The Motatapu R&R Sport Adventure Run (Teams of two).
This is not for the faint hearted! This route traverses 4 peaks, the highest 1275m, with a total ascent of 2790m. The route follows the DOC Motatapu Track, described in places as merely a “marked route”. It is exposed and physically challenging backcountry terrain, negotiating rough tussock-covered areas, long steep sidles and river crossings. This is a serious mountain run for serious athletes.

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