Media Accreditation

All media attending Challenge Wanaka must apply for accreditation.

We plan to host a small targeted group of media while other approved accredited media are authorised to attend the event in an official capacity.

Accredited media receive:

An accreditation pass that allows access to the following areas:

  • Finish line chute areas – designated media interview and work areas
  • Access to the swim start and to areas of the bike and run course by foot
  • Pre event media briefing – access to key athletes post briefing
  • Access to media/sponsors car parking
  • Access to media work areas during the event; (includes access to event wifi)

Key Information

All accredited media must wear their own high-res bibs and/or event media lanyards. Media must respect all other road users. The competitors’ and public safety is paramount and the actions of media are a reflection on the event.

Media must not abuse their media profile or ignore the road rules. Media do not have any extra privileges or right of way. However, where possible, officials will make concessions for media and sponsor vehicles.

Accredited media receive build-up communication, including media releases and media leads, from the event’s Media Manager.

If you wish to be considered for media accreditation for Challenge Wanaka please apply by 14 January 2019.

Applications will be considered and you will be notified as to whether you have been granted media accreditation for Challenge Wanaka 2019. Any questions regarding media and accreditation should be directed to the Challenge Wanaka Marketing & Media Manager John McKenzie; [email protected] or  +64 21 384 730 

Key dates

  • Media accreditation closes MONDAY 14 January 2019
  • Media accreditation sign in: from Thursday 14 February
  • Media briefing: panel discussion TBC

Media Enquiries

Please contact John McKenzie 

[email protected]
+64 21 384 730