About Us

The Karapoti Classic is organised by MDJ Media & Events Ltd, a family-owned business managed by Michael Jacques. As an endurance sport enthusiast for more than 40 years, Michael has been a participant, coach, supporter, journalist or organiser at every Karapoti since the early-90s (see Karapoti history here). Other events we organise include The Crazyman, Wellington Marathon, Porirua Grand Traverse and Christchurch Marathon.

MDJ Media & Events Ltd
Mail:   P.O. Box 13793, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440, NZ.
Phone:   64 275 244 821
Email:   Click Here.

Volunteers Please !

If you can't race but want to experience NZ's favourite mountain bike race, then consider becoming a volunteer. It takes 70-plus helpers to keep Karapoti ticking and we treat you at least as well as participants with free Karapoti t-shirt and lunch, and free entry for the following year. But be warned... volunteers one year almost always end up being competitors the next!

Click Here to Volunteer
Click Here for a great article from a past volunteer.