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"Canterbury is huge! Stretching between the Clarence and the Waitaki rivers, Banks Peninsula and Mt Cook there is a lot of country to adventure in. In winter you can snow ski in the morning and catch the dusk break at the beach as the sun sets. There is the huff and puff of pinnacle topped glaciers and the tranquility of floating down crystal clear rivers. It's been the stomping ground for outdoor enthusiasts for as long as there has been woolly singlets, although there are still some unfrequented gems and tracks less traveled to spark the interest of folks keen to test their outdoor skills. Who's up for an explore?"

- Ian Edmond (Coast to Coast Winner, AR Legend and Canterbury resident)

Entries officially open on Sunday the 1st of July 2018 at 9am NZ Time (UTC +12:00) and will close on the 1st of December 2018. Based on prior Chapters of GODZone, it is anticipated that demand for team spots at Chapter 8 – Canterbury will be extremely high. All teams are encouraged to be proactive in getting their entries in or registering their interest as soon as possible. The organisation reserves the right to close entries early.

On the 1st of July at 9am, a Button will appear on the Enter Now page which will facilitate entry to GODZone.

ENTRY PROCEDURE & POLICY

To enter Chapter 8 – Canterbury, one person per team (the ‘Team Administrator’) needs to complete the registration form on the Enter Now page. Teams do not need a complete team of four to enter. Entries will be processed once online registration is complete. However, a team spot is not secured until payment of the deposit or entire entry fee has been received. Overseas teams should enter immediately but will receive a 5 day grace period for payments due to the delay in international settlements.

Teams should follow the payment instructions on the Enter Now page carefully and include the unique 5 digit reference code on all payments. Failure to do so may lead to a $25 NZD administration charge being added to the entry fee. Teams making international payments should email a bank confirmation or snapshot of their transfer details to Keren at competitor@godzoneadventure.com because international transfers do not usually include a reference code.

The Early Entry Discount ceases at 5pm NZ Time, Friday the 31st of August 2018. To qualify for this discount the entire entry fee must be paid. After this time the Standard Entry Fee will apply regardless of the date the deposit was paid. 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.

All entry related questions should be directed to:

Contact: Keren McSkimming Bennetts
Mobile: 029 269 5263 (international +64 29 269 5263)
Email: competitor@godzoneadventure.com

Additional important entry information and pre-requisites for entering GODZone can be found on the Enter Now page.

ENTRY FEES

Entry Type Deposit Payable Balance Payable Total Payable Payment Deadline
 Team: Early Entry Discount  $2000 NZD  $6500 NZD  $8500 NZD  1st July 2018 – 31st August 2018
 Team: Standard Entry Fee  $2000 NZD  $7500 NZD  $9500 NZD  1st September 2018 – 1st December 2018
Entry Type Deposit Payable Balance Payable Total Payable Payment Deadline
 Team: Early Entry Discount  $2000 NZD  $5000 NZD  $7000 NZD  1st July 2018 – 31st August 2018
 Team: Standard Entry Fee  $2000 NZD  $6000 NZD  $8000 NZD  1st September 2018 – 1st December 2018
Entry Type Deposit Payable Balance Payable Total Payable Payment Deadline
 Team: Early Entry Discount  $2000 NZD  $4500 NZD  $6500 NZD  1st July 2018 – 31st August 2018
 Team: Standard Entry Fee  $2000 NZD  $5500 NZD  $7500 NZD  1st September 2018 – 1st December 2018

Enter a Team

Please follow the instructions below to complete the entry process:

  • Visit the Enter Now page
  • Read the Important Information and Pre-Requisites of entry
  • Fill out the form with the required information
  • Tick the check box to say you have read the important information and pre-requsites of entry
  • Press the Send button (open from the 1st of July)
  • An email will be sent to teams detailing a code, password and where they can edit team details
  • Keep a record of the unique 5 digit code (which should be used as the reference in all payments), login and password
  • Make entry fee payment using the details provided below
  • General team and individual competitor information may be submitted with entry or at a later date and may be changed any time up to two weeks before the events starts by using the above login and password

Making a Payment

To pay the deposit or balance of your entry fee follow the instructions below. Please note that we are unable to accept credit card payments:

  • Teams must pay all entry fees by bank transfer using the details in the table below (identical to all previous GODZone Chapters)
  • Teams must use their Unique 5 Digit Code as the bank reference. Failure to do so may lead to a $25 NZD administration charge being added to the entry fee
  • Teams making international payments should email a bank confirmation or snapshot of their transfer details to Keren at competitor@godzoneadventure.com because international transfers do not usually include a reference code
  • A tax receipt is available on request and will be emailed to the team administrator
Information 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 +64 800 275 269
Payment Reference Please use the Unique 5 Digit Code that you are given when you Enter and your Team Name (this can be changed at a later date)

Students

There are several extremely strong and capable school, college and colt teams currently competing in New Zealand. To help nurture the next generation of adventure racers there is a substantial discount of entry entry fees to any GODZone competitors who meet the criteria below:

  • Competitors who are aged 23 or under on the 1st of June 2017, and in full time education will be eligible for a $500 NZD discount on their portion of the entry fee
  • 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 Keren at competitor@godzoneadventure.com
  • All other conditions regarding payment dates and cancellations apply

What GODZone Provides

  • A high quality expedition length adventure racing course
  • Logistical support for event (varies depending on event entered)
  • Kayaks and inflatable canoes
  • 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 Bib

Teams Need To Provide

  • Travel to and from Event HQ (please see the International Teams page for transfer details)
  • Pre and post race accommodation (variety available from camping to hotel)
  • All items on the Mandatory Gear List not specifically provided by the Organisers
  • Food and drink for the event
  • Bike boxes and gear boxes as set out in the Newsletters (GZ Pure teams only)
  • 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 fault or 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 $2000 NZD deposit that secures your entry is not refundable at any stage. Cancellation of a team entry after 31st August 2018, will only be refunded 50% of any monies paid over and above the deposit. Cancellations of team entry after 1st December 2018, 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 Chapter 8 – Canterbury.

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, in general, facilitate putting teams in touch with each other. The team administrator must notify Keren at competitor@godzoneadventure.com if an entry has been 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 between the GZ Pure, GZ Prime and GZ Pursuit events, if sufficient space exists and the respective new event is not already full. Any variations in entry fees must be settled within 2 weeks of the change making place. All other conditions regarding refunds remain the same after a category change.

If any member of a 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.