The compulsory pre-event registration will take place in Auckland where all event participants will be required to register.

Registration Venue: TBC
Date: Thursday 19 March, 2020
Time: 12:00noon - 8:00pm

For those people who live out-of-town or who definitely can't register on the Thursday you will be able to register to get on your event ferry at Fullers Terminal in Auckland City (or Devonport) on the morning of the event, and then register over on the island for your event (collect race number, transponder, goodie bag etc).

**Please note: All mountain bikers need to register and bring MTBs to the Registration Venue on the Thursday as mountain bikes are transported to Motutapu Island on the Friday morning. This registration is compulsory, and must be attended if you can make it. For exceptional circumstances there will be limited space on Saturday morning ferries which must be prebooked. If you are unable to bring your bike to Thursday registration please email for possible alternative arrangement.**

If you would like to collect the Race Bags for a large group (10+), please email with your group name and the names of each person in your group that you will be collecting for. Please ensure that these participants know that you are collecting their Race Bag for them.


Following the event, all bikes will be returned to Auckland CBD on Sunday 22nd 2020. These will be available for collection from 8:30am -1:00pm from TBC . Bikes are not transported back from the island on the Saturday. If you have exceptional circumstances and cannot collect your bike on Sunday morning please email Julieanne to book very limited bike spaces on the passenger return ferries.

Please note: Bikes not collected on Sunday will incur a $50 transportation fee


Please check your bags and all gear you are bringing out to the island for unwanted pests, ants and seeds. Both Motutapu and Rangitoto are pest free and your vigilance helps them to remain that way. All bags and containers should be able to be closed/sealed. Once packed, keep bags closed zipped up tight. Remember to recheck your bag on the morning of departure.

  • Food - Pack all food in sealed containers free from insects, please no shopping type open bags.

  • Check for mice, insects, seeds & soil - remove if found. Check your bags, camping gear, footwear and clothing.

  • Footwear - Check laces & seams for seeds. Check boot treads for soil & seeds. Clean if required.

  • Clothing - Check pockets for seeds and clean if required.