Partners Life DUAL

Join us on Saturday, March 23 2019 for the DUAL multi-marathon event, presented by Partners Life. This an exclusive opportunity to swim in pristine waters or run and mountain bike beautiful trails on the islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto in New Zealand.

What’s great about this event?

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! This event is perfect for seasoned marathon veterans, recreational runners, and beginners up for a challenge!

How the DUAL helps the Motutapu Restoration Trust

The Partners Life DUAL even has been developed in conjunction with Total Sport and the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT). The key objectives of MRT are to replant large sections of the island which have been destroyed by deforestation. Presently, the MRT plants around 15,000 native trees annually.

By participating in the event, you’ll be making a difference in the world by directly contributing to the MRT planting campaign!

Be inspired – check out the event gallery

What people say about Total Sport events

Our first Coastal Challenge and our group loved it! Such a great day out and something for the whole team!

What an awesome event – thank you so much for putting on such a totally mad event with such an incredibly supportive atmosphere. I cannot remember how many times someone offered me a hand over a rock – and so of course in turn I did the same for those behind me.

“What a happy event! The atmosphere was exciting and so welcoming.”

Taupo Marathon 2014

This event looks awesome! How do I find out more or sign up?

Click the button below to go the Partners Life DUAL website where you can find out more about the event, check out the prices and sign-up for one of the run/walks.

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Date and location

Saturday 23 March 2019

Motutapu & Rangitoto Islands,
Auckland, New Zealand


6km Run / Walk
10km Run / Walk
21km Half Marathon
42.2km Marathon
26km Mountain Bike
42km Mountain Bike
Off-Road Triathlon (1km Ocean Swim | 26km MTB | 10km Run)

Check out this event video

Event enquiries

Dave Franks
ph. +64 9 415 1535

Registration enquiries

ph. +64 9 415 1535


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