Visit Upper Hutt

Experience Wgtn's premier playground !


NZ's Longest Running Mtb Event !

Medal Mania

Every finisher wins a medal !

Classy Collectables!

Funky tees, technical cycling kit


Gazley Skoda Back...

It's great to have Gazley ŠKODA back as the naming rights partner for the "Gazley ŠKODA Karapoti Classic". They had half a dozen riders in last year's race and challenge businesses to match them... More Here.

2022 Entries Now Open...

Race Day - Sunday 5th March. For online entry... Click Here.

2022 Live Entry Lists...

Check out the live entry lists to double-check your entry and check out the competition... Click Here.

Visiting Upper Hutt...

Places to stay... Click Here.
Things to do... Click Here.

Volunteers Please...

It takes more than 100 people to make the Karapoti tick. If you'd like to experience a great race in a great place, then we'd love your help... More Here.

R-Line Karapoti Deal...

R-Line is our energy partner, with their electrolyte drink on the course and the finish line. You can get a 50% discount of a sample bottle right now... Click Here.

E-Bikes in the 20k...

E-bikes are now a permanent fixture in the 20k Challenge... More Here.

Didymo Control...

Didymo spread is a big issue. Prior to the start, all bikes must have been cleaned with soapy water. This is now a legal requirement for all events involving waterways... More Here.

Karapoti Dates to 2025...

2022 - Saturday 5th March
2023 - Saturday 4th March
2024 - Saturday 2nd March
2025 - Saturday 1st March

Government Covid-19 Policy...

New Zealand has recently moved into a new Covid-19 Protection Framework that will greatly reduce the potential cancellation of large-scale events. We have no choice but to adopt these legally mandated controls. 

Under the new "Traffic Light" system, events of any size can legally operate provided:

  1. The region in which the event takes place is under the "Orange" or "Green" control (under the "Red" control only events of less than 100 people can operate).
  2. All attendees older than 12years 3months (participants, crew, sponsors, supporters, spectators etc) have received a full Covid-19 Vaccination and can show their valid Vaccine Pass (events are still open to attendees under 12years 3months, but they are not yet required to be vaccinated)... More Here.


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