Event Details

When:     Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd, and Thursday 5th of December 2019
Where:    Aitutaki Lagoon 

  • M2M PADDLERS:NZD$175/person

  • M2M SPECTATORS:NZD$150/person

  • IRON PADDLERS: NZD$50/person

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

Iron Races: Monday 2nd 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

  • 12km Open and Master (and above) Women

  • 12km Open and Master (and above) Men

  • Includes racing Vaka only

  • own transport to and from Aitutaki Game Fishing Club is required

Motu2Motu Race Day: Tuesday 3rd 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 5th 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 poppyaitutaki@gmail.com 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 in their second year during 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.