Title Partner

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Foundation Partners

Major Events New Zealand

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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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The Queenstown Lakes District offers amazing locations for events and hosts a wide range of events including high profile sport, concerts and festivals through to family events and community celebrations. The QLDC wants to promote and support a balanced portfolio of sporting and cultural events that meet community objectives for the District as a whole in respect of recreational activities, community infrastructure and economic growth.


Main Partners


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The Mercedes-Benz X-Class brings worlds together. Combing the hallmark features of a ute with the luxury and strengths of a genuine Mercedes-Benz.

Break new ground with its off road capability that is up to any adventure. Find out more


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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. www.marmotnz.co.nz


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Established in 1921, Shimano is the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycle components - with an overall goal to promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us.

Find out more at www.shimano.com

PURE Sports Nutrition

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The PURE Sports Nutrition range is proudly produced in New Zealand and has been designed with sports science in mind.  Our brand stands for high quality, natural products that work, containing no artificial ingredients or colours.  The range has grown to provide high-quality products before, during and after your workouts.

Available to order for international shipping and for purchase at the event village.

Find out more at www.puresportsnutrition.com


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Pivotel is New Zealand’s leading mobile satellite solutions provider with satellite voice, data, OH&S and asset tracking solutions. Pivotel is also the exclusive supplier of SPOT satellite devices throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Find out more at www.pivotel.co.nz

Event Partners

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.

Find out more at www.cape-epic.com


Team CP

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TeamCP Ltd is an endurance sports coaching company that specialise in helping you to achieve more than what you think is possible. They are the official training partner of The Pioneer.

Active Network



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Find out more at www.active.com