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Karapoti Postponed to May 2nd...

The governments current Covid-19 restrictions means the 2021 Karapoti Classic has been postponed from March 6th to Sunday May 2nd. 

> All current entrants will be rolled over automatically to the new date. You will not have to do anything except line up... Check Your Entry Here.
> Any withdrawals from Karapoti 2021 prior to the postponement can be re-entered by... Contacting Us Here.
> New entries will be taken up until noon on April 28th... Enter Here.
> Current entrants unable to make May 2nd will be refunded, minus the normal $15 admin fee. This offer is available only until April 12th... Contact Us Here.

Thanks for your patience in these unique times, and for the influx of emails and messages we’ve received in support of the event. This is our fifth cancelled or postponed event in the last 12 months. See you on May 2nd. Two more months to train! In the meantime, for definitive COVID-19 updates... Click Here

Entry Lists...

Check out the competition and your own details for the Karapoti 2022... Click Here.

Gazley Skoda Back...

It's great to have Gazley ŠKODA back as the naming rights partner for the "Gazley ŠKODA Karapoti Classic"... More Here.

2021 Merchandise...

Karapoti collectibles, including Thermatech tees & cycle jerseys. Order when you enter... View Them 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.

E-Bikes in the 20k...

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

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...

2021 - Now Sunday 2nd May
2022 - Saturday 5th March
2023 - Saturday 4th March
2024 - Saturday 2nd March
2025 - Saturday 1st March


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