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The Pioneer 7 Day Race

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Location:
New Zealand
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
4 Feb 2018 - 7 day event
± 7 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Bec Williams
Email:
bec.williams@ironman.com

the pioneer

The Pioneer 7 Day Race

The inaugural 2016 7 Day EPIC Mountain Bike Stage Race through NZ’s Southern Alps proved to be a true pioneering race. All those who competed loved the stunning scenery, the brutal nature of the challenge, and left them heaping praise on this epic event through New Zealand’s pristine high country.

Many riders pushed themselves to their absolute limits, and then rode beyond to discover new limits for themselves and their teammate.  The level of camaraderie that developed amongst the riders around the social lounge in camp every day was staggering and heart-warming. We don’t exaggerate when we say life-long friends are made on this journey.

Find your riding partner today and become a Pioneer.

Starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown, The Pioneer is a 549 kilometre point to point course with over 15,000 metres elevation, taking in some of the most spectacular highlights of the Southern Alps including the Port Hills of Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt Cook (NZ’s highest mountain), Lake Pukaki, the Ohau range, Pisa range and Snow Farm. Every part of the course will be marked, navigation skills not required, with several check points and aid stations on each day to keep you on-track and well looked after. Each day’s racing will finish in a different host-town with local hospitality on offer, ensuring each one of your over-night stays is unique and enjoyable. And to cap it all off we’ve put the finish line in Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand and an amazing place to celebrate achieving something truly epic!

The Pioneer 7 Day Race-http://www.thepioneer.co.nz/7-day-epic/overview/

Weather conditions

warm

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
549km
Ascent:

Terrain

Single tracks, flat

Technical Rating: 6

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
24km
Christchurch back to Christchurch
2:
106km
Geraldine to Fairlie
3:
80km
Fairlie to Lake Tekapo
4:
104km
Lake Tekapo to Lake Ohau
5:
112km
Lake Ohau to Lake Hawea
6:
64km
Lake Hawea to Snow Farm
7:
59km
Snow Farm to Queenstown

Entry Fee details

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