Media

Welcome to the media section of The Pioneer. 


Media Database

Media wishing to receive press releases are required to sign-up to the media database.  During race week you will receive regular race news including daily press releases, race updates, VNR clips, and photos.  Email sophie.wickens@ironman.com with your contact details, including media outlet.


Media Accreditation

Media wishing to attend and cover The Pioneer are required to complete the media accreditation form (below). Accreditation will ensure a smooth event for all media with access to Race Village, on-course locations, and athlete & Race Director interviews. Once accredited you will be added to our event Media Database and receive all information, updates and advisory’s related to the event

All media will be required to apply for Media Accreditation by Friday 27 January 2017.   Please fill in the media accreditation form below. 

Accredited media will be required to confirm race coverage before, during or after the race and provide copies of coverage to sophie.wickens@ironman.com.


Media Support Packages

On-ground media support packages are available to a limited number of media to experience The Pioneer first hand. Media have the opportunity to;

1. Ride one stage of The Pioneer, or

2. Ride all six stages of The Pioneer

1. Ride One Stage of The Pioneer - Media will be provided with free race entry, food and accommodation at Tent City at Race Village.  Media will be required to organise their own transport to/from Race Village.

-  All Media wishing to ride a stage will be required to apply for a media support package by Monday 24 September 2018. Please fill in the Media Accreditation form below.

-  Media will be required to guarantee all event media coverage including publication, timings etc.

-  Media will be required to be adhere with all standard entrant requirements see www.thepioneer.co.nz pertaining to fitness, bike equipment and gear fit for purpose 

2. Ride all six stages of The Pioneer - Media will have the opportunity to ride the full six day Pioneer stage race.  Media will have access to a discounted entry which has all standard inclusions; race entry, food, accommodation etc.  Media will be required to organise and cover their own transport to/from Race Village, and their own accommodation on Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November.

-  All media looking to ride the Pioneer will be required to apply for a Media Support Package form by Monday 24 September 2018. Please fill in the media accreditation form below.

-  Media will be required to guarantee all event media coverage including publication, timings etc.

-  Media will be required to be adhere with all standard entrant requirements see www.thepioneer.co.nz pertaining to fitness, bike equipment and gear fit for purpose.

For all media enquiries contact Sophie Wickens, Marketing Communications Manager at sophie.wickens@ironman.com  


Media Accreditation form


Please fill in the form below to apply for media accreditation and media support packages.

Contact name and number of: