covid update

We have a full operating plan for holding the race in Covid Alert Level 2 for the Waikato region.  If the situation doesn't allow for the safe delivery of the event, (eg. Level 3 Waikato) all race entries will be transferred to either the RESCHEDULED event (tentative dates include Jan 29th, Feb 5th) or the 2022 Munter. We have set the date of Sunday November 7th to make the final call regarding the race going ahead as planned or not. This is to allow as much time as possible for levels to drop and hopefully leave enough time for people to adjust travel/ accommodation plans. We realise this situation wont be ideal for everyone, but we are doing everything we can at this time to ensure the race can proceed. The outcome may well be out of our control, but we remain positive!

Please read the newsletter on the INFO page for more details.

5th Anniversary Edition

Hard to believe, but the Munter turns 5 this year! To celebrate, we have made a few additions to the format and are also bringing back the 6 Hour race.

Races start for all divisions on Saturday 20th November, with Sunday 21st November the finish for the 24 hour and the prizegiving at Marokopa Hall for the 12 and 24 hour teams.

New for 2021: we are looking to add some extra value- this year the 24 hour race will be 25 hours long!!

As well as the A1 Premier 4 Person Mixed Division, there will also be the new "Plus One" division where teams can be 5 person, but only 4 race in each stage- the 'Plus One' will drive the support vehicle to the next transition and can sub in for the next stage. 

The 12 Hour race will involve the main staples of trekking and mountain biking and will also have a kayaking option. It will require a support crew, and will also include the 'Plus One' division. 

The 6 Hour race will not require a support crew and will involve trekking, mountain biking and mystery activities.


Marokopa is just two hour drive from New Plymouth and 90 minutes from Hamilton. From Waitomo Caves, just keep driving West until you reach the Tasman Sea, flanked by the mighty Marokopa River and a few impressive sheep covered hills!

A sleepy coastal settlement, Marokopa and the surrounding Waitomo region is a spectacular adventure playground- once you've been 'Munted, life will never be the same!

The 12 hour race is perfect as a step up from 3/6 hour races and the rogaine feature will allow all teams to finish the course. The 24 hour is the ultimate test and could also be the best GODZone preparation you will find!

But be warned- you will need a solid level of fitness, experience and skill- the 24 hour race is not an entry level event!

McIndoe Group in Te Kuiti- proud supporters of the 'Munter!

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