Motatapu Icebreaker

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2021-03-06

Mar 06, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Motatapu Icebreaker

Wanaka

New Zealand

Entry Fee $169
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $225
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 8K
  • 51K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 400 meters

High Point: 1300 meters

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

Description:

This Motatapu Ultra traverses the absolutely stunning ridges and valleys of the Harris Mountain Range between Wanaka and Arrowtown. The track covers 51km of exposed and physically challenging back-country terrain across the Motatapu and Soho Stations on an old travellers’ route that is steeped in New Zealand history.

You will ascend a total of 2790 metres over four peaks (the highest point being 1275m), and negotiate rough tussock-covered areas, long, steep saddles and river crossings. It will be an accomplishment you’ll remember and be very proud of for a long time to come.

The Motatapu Ultra follows the DOC Motatapu Track, which forms part of the Te Araroa Walking Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Te Araroa, meaning “The Long Pathway”, connects settlements, townships and cities throughout New Zealand, showcasing a wide variety of NZ experiences – natural, cultural and historic.

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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 06, 2021

Held on Mar 14, 2020

Held on Mar 09, 2019

Held on Mar 10, 2018

Held on Mar 11, 2017

Held on Mar 05, 2016

Held on Mar 07, 2015

Held on Mar 08, 2014

Held on Mar 09, 2013

Held on Mar 10, 2012

Held on Mar 12, 2011

Held on Mar 13, 2010

Held on Mar 14, 2009

Held on Mar 08, 2008

Held on Mar 10, 2007

Held on Mar 11, 2006

Held on Mar 12, 2005

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