Event Details

When:     Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th, and Thursday 6th of December 2018
Where:    Aitutaki Lagoon 

  • M2M PADDLERS:NZD$175/person

  • M2M SPECTATORS:NZD$125/person

  • IRON PADDLERS: NZD$50/person

  • FUN SPRINT DAY: NZD$10/person payable on the day

Iron Races: Monday 3rd December

  • Registration for M2M and Iron will open at 11am on Monday the 3rd of December at the Aitutaki Game Fishing Club at the Main Wharf in Arutanga Township. 

  • Races will begin at 1300

  • 18km Open Men and Women

  • 12km Master (and above) Men and Women

  • Includes racing Vaka only

  • own transport to and from Aitutaki Game Fishing Club

Motu2Motu Race Day: Tuesday 4th December


  • Official 2018 M2M Race Shirt

  • Racing Vaka & Support Boat

  • Bottled Water

  • Dinner

  • Beverages

  • Entertainment Pre & Post Race and Evening Function

  • Transfers to and from Event

Fun Sprints: Thursday 6th December  - OOTU BEACH

  • 250 Metre Mixed Sprints

  • 1000am Registration  - 1030am Races start

  • All entry fees go towards Local Charity/Junior Sports

  • Special Burger & Beverage Offer for Purchase from Aitutaki Village


Special M2M Accommodation packages available from Poppy

Please contact Poppy Doherty at poppy@aitutaki.net.ck  for your registration forms and more details.

Participation Criteria: Motu2Motu Mixed Race

Motu2Motu Aitutaki is a fun event but it is also a tough event. For some whom have raced M2M they will tell you..."looking at the race it looks like a paddlers dream, beautiful lagoon, stop offs here and there along the way,............. but no one tells you its this hard a race!"

So in order to try to keep a good balance between the fun and enjoyment and competitive nature of Motu2Motu we need to have a few guidelines and rules to run the event by.

  • Mixed Teams will be selected on a random basis with paddlers from different clubs, countries and paddling abilities put together to create new crew combinations and new friendships

  • open to paddlers 14yrs of age and over (the hill)

  • A minimum of 12 months competitive paddling experience is required by all paddlers internationally and locally

  • Must be able to do water change overs

  • a minimum of 3 female paddlers in the canoe at all times

  • crew members must change at all designated changeover points

  • penalties will be imposed on crews (persons) who do not abide by these guidelines as the participation in the event is to be enjoyed by everyone and the day is bigger than the individual

Those not wishing to paddle but still be part of the race we have a great set up for you on the Spectators Boat. You too will receive the same inclusions as the paddlers, and please feel free to bring your own drinks and nibbles along and watch Motu2Motu Aitutaki in comfort!

Participation Criteria: Iron Races

The Iron Races are new to the M2M week and an opportunity to race as a team with your fellow club mates. The Iron Races are open to all whom have registered for Motu2Motu Mixed Race. Participants to Race in Club Colours. 

  • Course will be marked with high vis buoys as well as the half way turning points. 

  • As with International Race Guidelines if you have an Open aged paddler in your team you are racing in the Open Division. 

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Motu2Motu Booking Procedure for 2018

Paddlers to register and pay, email  poppy@aitutaki.net.ck  then Poppy will email your names to Air Raro.

Registered paddlers then email bookings@airraro.co.ck directly to make their booking and to apply payment.
Remember to tell Air Raro you are a M2M paddler when you make your bookings!

Event is open to all paddlers 14 years of age and over.

Cancellation fees for Motu2Motu Aitutaki 2018
Should you cancel for any reason 30-60 days out, a 50% cancellation fee will apply. Cancellation inside 30 days  a 100% cancellation fee will be imposed.


NZD$362 per person Return Rarotonga/Aitutaki/Rarotonga

Special fares will only be available up to and including the 31st of October 2018

*Discounted Fares are applicable to new bookings only, no downgraded fares will be applied to any existing bookings or previously booked fares.

Fare & Payment Rules are SAVE Fares as per Air Rarotonga's terms


Event Supporters


Special thanks to our Supporters Air Rarotonga, Bank South Pacific, The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation and Maritime Cook Islands