Partners Life DUAL

Motutapu & Rangitoto Islands,
Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday 25 March 2017

This sporting event is staged on one of the most scenic landscapes in New Zealand - the Hauraki Gulf islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto. The Partners Life DUAL is a participant event offering trail run and walk, off-road triathlon and mountain bike options and is produced and managed by sports event management company Total Sport.

The Partners Life DUAL is a once a year opportunity. At no other time throughout the year will people be able to participate in an event of this nature, and at no other time are mountain bikes allowed to be taken over to the island and ridden.

The Partners Life DUAL offers the opportunity for event goers and adventure seekers to experience the dual islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto by foot, on mountain bike or both including a swim in the spectacular Home Bay! The entry numbers for the 2017 Partners Life DUAL Motutapu - Rangitoto Traverse WILL be limited due to the nature of these two protected islands, so make sure you get your Partners Life DUAL entry in early!

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The Motutapu Restoration Trust

The Motutapu Island Restoration TrustThe Partners Life DUAL event concept has been developed in conjunction with Total Sport and the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT). The key objectives of MRT are quite simple, they have a vision to replant large sections of Motutapu in native trees over the next 20 - 30 years, presently the MRT plant around 15,000 native trees annually. By participating in the Partners Life DUAL event, you will make a difference to the world you live in, as you will be directly contributing to the planting campaign undertaken by MRT. To see more on what the MRT does,  or join MRT on Facebook - Read More


Firstly, got to say that you guys did a top notch job. It was my first time doing a full event and I had the honour to experience The Dual. Thank you so much for organising a spectacular event. I have now well and truly caught the bug. Please pass on my thanks to all those that were involved, their efforts are very much appreciated. - Stacy Colyer

THANK YOU SO MUCH for organising once again a fantastic day on Motutapu/Rangitoto for us all. I am a very slow (but Legend!) old half marathon jogger but enjoy this event enormously - you all put in a heck of a lot of work before during and after...THANK YOU... and see you again next year. - Charlie Hadfield

Once again you and your team really delivered a great event Aaron. The Dual was great (the 50k course was good for 35ks then it was a bastard). You guys run the best events we attend. Collecting the bikes was a dream, I turned up, a nice security guard showed me where to park, then the young lads brought the bikes out, it was great. - Martin

The event was a blast! Had a great time and will certainly be returning next time! Will be working on all my friends to get them to come next time as well. - Fergus

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