Entry Details

Entries officially open to all teams on the 1st of July 2015 at 9am and will close on the 30th of November 2015, or earlier if event capacity is reached. We envisage, given feedback, that demand for places at Chapter 5 will be extremely high so we encourage you to be proactive in getting your entry in as soon as you can. Should the event reach capacity then the organisation reserves the right to close entries early.

To secure a spot at GODZone 2015 – Chapter 5 – Tasman, one person per team needs to register and complete the entry form on the Enter Now page. Entries will not be accepted or processed without immediate online payment of the deposit or entire entry fee. Please follow the instructions regarding payment on the Enter Now page carefully and remember to include your unique 4 digit reference code on all payments – failure to do so will lead to a $25 NZD administration charge being added to your entry fee.

Once your online entry has been submitted and payment has been processed you will be notified by email. To qualify for the Early Entry Discount you need to pay your entire entry fee (deposit and balance payable) before 5pm 31st of August 2015. After this time the Standard Entry fee will apply regardless of the date you paid your deposit. You do not need to have a complete team of four to secure your entry.

The organisation reserves the right to change entry details, team limits and to cancel any entry. To complete your entry and for more information please Enter Now


Entry Type Deposit Payable Balance Payable Total Payable Payment Deadline
Team: Early Entry Discount $1500 NZD $6000 NZD $7500 NZD From the 1st July to the 31st August, 2015
Team: Standard Entry Fee $1500 NZD $7000 NZD $8500 NZD From the 1st September to the 30th November, 2015


Entry Type Deposit Payable Balance Payable Total Payable Payment Deadline
Team: Early Entry Discount $1500 NZD $4500 NZD $6000 NZD From the 1st July to the 31st August, 2015
Team: Standard Entry Fee $1500 NZD $5500 NZD $7000 NZD From the 1st September to the 30th November, 2015

Note: Teams who have purchased inflatable canoes from us previously are legible for a $300 NZD discount on their entry fee per canoe (these will need to be brought to Chapter 5 to qualify for the discount). The discount will be applied to your balance payable and a full deposit will need to be paid to secure your entry.

Making a Payment

Please follow the instruction below to complete your entry and make a payment of your deposit and the balance of your entry fee:

    • Visit the Enter Now page and Register an account, make a note and copy of your login and password and then press the Register button
    • Read the Important Information, Pre-Requisites, tick the check box and then click the Enter button
    • Make a note of and keep a record of the Unique 4 Digit Code that must accompany all payments that your team makes
    • Fill in the required field ‘Team Name’ (this may be changed at a later date) and any other team information that you wish
    • When you are happy you have taken the Unique 4 Digit Code and supplied the information you can press the Submit button at the bottom of the page
    • Use the instructions below to make payments. We are only able to accept bank transfer and regret that we are unable to accept credit card payments
    • When you make your bank transfer you must remember to use your Unique 4 Digit Code as the bank reference otherwise we will charge you an additional $25 administration fee
    • You can begin to add content to your Team Information page via your account login when you are ready

All payments should be made using the following bank details:

Type Details
Bank BNZ – Shop 11-13, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Hawthorn Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Account Name 100 PURE Racing
Account No. 02 1265 0012028 025
Swift Code BKNZNZ22 (for international teams)
Bank Phone Number 0064 800 275 269
Payment Reference Please use the Unique 4 Digit Code that you are given when you Enter and your Team Name (this can be changed at a later date)

A tax receipt is available on request and will be emailed to the team captain.


There are several extremely strong and capable school, college and colt teams currently competing in New Zealand. We are very keen to help nurture the next generation of adventure racers and, therefore, have decided to offer them a substantial discount on their entry fees.

Competitors who are aged 23 or under (at the start of the race) and who are still in full time education will be eligible for a $500 NZD discount on their portion of the entry fee (all other conditions regarding early and late payment apply). Any subsequent team personnel changes that require payment adjustments will be made at event registration. Proof of Student ID will need to be emailed through to us prior to Race Registration.

What We Provide

      • A high quality expedition length adventure racing course
      • Logistical support for event (varies depending on event entered)
      • Kayaks and inflatable canoes
      • Transport to and from Nelson Airport for International Teams
      • On-site search and rescue teams for emergency first aid
      • Special disciplines and equipment
      • Team tracking and live race website
      • Race maps and route book
      • GODZone shirt or equivalent
      • Race vest

You Need To Provide

      • Travel to and from Event HQ (unless you are an international team and make use of our transport offer – see the International Teams page for more details)
      • Your pre and post race accommodation (variety available from camping to hotel)
      • All items on the Mandatory Gear List not specifically provided by the Organisers
      • Your food and drink for the event
      • A support crew and vehicle if you have entered the GZ Pursuit event
      • We highly recommend that you take out some form of insurance to cover your equipment during the event. The organisers will take no responsibility for any damaged or lost equipment during the event, regardless of cause

Cancellation and Refunds

Teams may officially cancel their entry at any stage prior to the event by writing, calling or emailing the race organisers. The $1500 NZD deposit that secures your entry is not refundable at any stage. Cancellation of team entry after 30th November 2015, teams will only be refunded 50% of any monies paid over and above the deposit. Cancellations of team entry after 31st January 2016, teams will not be refunded any monies.

Teams are not permitted to transfer their deposit or any other fees paid to future editions of GODZone if they are not able to make this edition of the event.

Teams are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and the event organisers will not facilitate putting teams in touch with each other. Teams must notify Event HQ as soon as possible in the case of a team entry being transferred or sold.

If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.

Teams are permitted to exchange their entry from the GZ Pure event to the GZ Pursuit event, or vice versa, if sufficient space exists and the event is not full. Teams who transfer their entry from the GZ Pursuit event to GZ Pure event will have to cover the increased entry fee which will be based on the timing of the payment in relation to the dates laid out above. If a team wishes to exchange their GZ Pure entry to a GZ Pursuit entry then teams are eligible for a refund of the price difference based on the same protocol of any other refund (in summary: prior to the 31st November  full refund of difference; after 31st of November only 50% of difference refunded; after 31st of January no refund).

If any member of your team is deemed not competent enough to undertake the event whilst participating, the whole team will be disqualified and NO refund will be given. Details of expected competencies are be promulgated on this web site and in the Newsletters. However, it is a pre-requisite of entry that every competitor and team enters the event with their eyes wide open and that they have investigated the likely scenarios they will face during the race.

If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc, the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be made after event costs have been taken into consideration. Given the high number of fixed costs associated with organising the race teams should also be aware that any refund is likely to be minimal. The race will not be re-scheduled.