Christchurch City Council

Chch City Council

The Christchurch City Council is looking forward to welcoming all competitors and spectators to Christchurch in 2016. Christchurch is on the doorstep of the breath-taking Canterbury region and the gateway to the greatest outdoors experiences within the South Island of New Zealand.

Major Events New Zealand


The New Zealand Government, through New Zealand Major Events, works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance.



Queenstown Lakes District Council

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Queenstown Lakes District Council is proud to support The Pioneer, funded through its Events Strategy. QLDC welcomes athletes and spectators to enjoy the challenging terrain and stunning scenery that our district offers.

GU Energy

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GU believes nutrition should be used to maximize each athlete’s performance and enjoyment of sport, first and foremost, and then do so in the most natural and sustainable way possible. That is what GU is about. http://www.guenergy.co.nz/


PIO Marmot website

Marmot crafts professional quality outdoor gear. Inspired by the alpinist spirit of adventure to search and achieve in a harsh world, our products are simple, appropriate, dependable and damn good looking. Marmot For Life. http://www.marmotnz.co.nz/



Complete Performance


No matter what success looks like for you… through regular communication, nutrition advice, technique coaching and fun group training sessions – we help you become fitter, stronger, faster and equip you with a great race plan. So, on race day you can Be Awesome!



Tineli website

At Tineli we produce a wide range of both stock and custom cycling, triathlon and running clothing. Contact us today about getting cycling, running or triathlon clothing for your business, team, club, group of mates, or any other organisation. www.tineli.co.nz


Air New Zealand


Air New Zealand delivers uniquely Kiwi journeys to more than 13 million passengers who fly to, from and within New Zealand each year. In recent years Air New Zealand has earned a global reputation as one of the world's most innovative airlines, and has been name Airline of the Year for the third year running.


Christchurch Adventure Park

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The Christchurch Adventure Park will be located on the Port Hills in Christchurch, New Zealand, just 5km from the city centre and within easy distance from the Christchurch International Airport.



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Squirt for high performance, long lasting and biodegradable bike products that keep doing the job in the toughest conditions. The worlds number 1 ranked chain lube, plus sealant, bike wash and anti-chaffing balm. Use your race discount here: Pioneer Athletes receive 20% off with code (RACER20OFF).



Absa Cape Epic

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The Absa Cape Epic is the world’s premier mountain bike stage race. The route changes every year, taking professional mountain bikers and aspiring amateurs from around the world through about 700km of unspoilt scenery and 15,000m of accumulated climbing over some of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa's Western Cape Province.

Date: 19 to 26 March 2017.  Find out more at www.cape-epic.com