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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Please provide a brief summary of the team and where they come from: Ali works in the Naki but is currently living in Arrowtown closer to her daughters in Wanaka and Queenstown. She will be 59 come race time so will probably be the oldest female again. Grant Hildred (Grunta) lives just outside of New Plymouth at Omata and will also be 59 at race time. Craig Cook (Cookie, that's me) is the spring chicken of the team at 52 and I live in Oakura just a littler further out of New Plymouth. We are yet to confirm our fourth person and are still open to approaches so if anyone want to join an old team and has good Nav skills and prepared to share the Navigation then drop us a […]

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Please provide a brief summary of the team and where they come from: Team Opus is from Whakatane, Bay of Plenty. We are all family people who enjoy our time in the outdoors. Matt’s, Bernie’s and Mike’s biggest passion is mountain biking. For Fiona it is back country tramping. Between us we have a diverse range of skills and experience including ropes, swift water rescue, kayaking, trail running, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, skiing, alpine, and general outdoors survival. We have all participated in small adventure races on a reasonably social level and are there for the fun as much as the competition. Matt is our fearless team captain and master harmoniser. He is so […]

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Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Please provide a brief summary of the team and where they come from: Outnorth Adventure Team consists of only smiling people :-). We all work with different things. Can you guess who is the doctor? Who is in the army? Who is planning forests? Who is in charge of a lot of courses? Christian Ericsson is from a small military town called Eksjö. Christer Casselsjö lives in Kolmården famous for its beautiful forests and the big zoo. Kristina Carling is from the city of Karlstad where, according to the community, the sun always shine. Mårten Svensson is from Jönköping, the city located just by one of the biggest lakes in Sweden. What has attracted you to racing at GODZone and New […]

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Please provide a brief summary of the team and where they come from: Kim & Sloshy live and train on the Sunshine Coast, Gary lives and trains on the Gold Coast, Leo used to live there too but has spent the last 8 months in Melbourne. Gary is a founding member of Team MDs and I (Kim) joined the team in 2009, Leo raced with MD’s in Geoquest in 2011, and Sloshy joined MD’s for GODZone in 2012 (Chapter 1 - Milford), then they both joined the team in 2013. Gary is the most experienced member of the team having raced back in the days of Eco Challenge and Mild Seven. Kim has been adventure racing since 2004 but has also mixed this with multisport races and Xterra events. Sloshy comes […]


Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing GODZONE TEAM TO RACE AT PRESTIGIOUS PRIMAL QUEST IN LAKE TAHOE The GODZone adventure racing team is set to take on North America’s premier adventure expedition race, Primal Quest, in Lake Tahoe this week. Former World Champion adventure racer and GODZone Race Director Warren Bates will lead the New Zealand based team that includes his partner Lisa Bates and adventure racing sisters Sonya Clark and Sarah Fairmaid. For Bates and Clark, this is the second time they have travelled over to the US to take on Primal Quest, one of the true iconic races in the sports history. “ We jumped at the chance to race at an event which has always had a […]


Friday, August 7th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing For immediate release LARGEST RACING FIELD EVER FOR GODZONE After selling out in record time last month, GODZone, the world’s most significant expedition adventure race, is now preparing to host 70 four person teams at the 2016 event being held in Tasman next year. Unprecedented interest in the Southern Hemispheres leading adventure event has been welcomed by the organisers and Race Director Warren Bates says the attraction of racing around the scenic Tasman District have proven to be a winning formula. "Location, location, location" is a well-known saying in real estate but perhaps it applies just as well to adventure racing. There is […]

Kaiteriteri – A look behind the scenes

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

KAITERITERI – BEHIND THE SCENES With a record number of entries into Chapter 5 of GODZone, we thought it might be timely to let competitors and those following the GZ journey know more about the Kaiteriteri Recreational Reserve. Located in the heart of the Tasman District, this golden sand beach resort will play host to all teams, support crews, family and followers come next April. GODZone Media manager Margo Berryman sat down with Kaiteriteri Development Manager Rob Guild to find out what makes the place tick. How many sunshine hours in Kaiteriteri district over the summer season or in a year? 2477 annual, 6.8 hours daily, top in N.Z !! How do locals and visitors pass their […]

GODZone Entries A Sell Out Again

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Thursday 2nd July, 2015 For immediate release GODZONE ENTRIES A SELL OUT AGAIN The world’s largest expedition race has sold out its 2016 field in record time. New Zealand’s GODZone adventure race received a record number of entries within minutes of opening at 9am yesterday. Race Director Warren Bates says it’s another outstanding achievement for the event that will create a phenomenal platform for the fifth Chapter of GODZone. “Obviously we are delighted to sell out once again. To do it in record time is doubly pleasing. There is no doubt that the wider adventure racing community have responded with huge enthusiasm to the […]


Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Wednesday 1st July, 2015    For immediate release ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2016 GODZONE Entries opened today for the 2016 GODZone adventure race being held in Tasman next April with a strong turn out of teams expected to sign up early to snare a place in the prestigious event. GODZone is to be hosted by the stunning resort town if Kaiteriteri Beach and the event is welcomed by the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board, Tasman District Council and supported by a high profile group of Tasman companies and business people. The event will run from the 2nd – 9th April 2016 and is the 5th instalment of what has become the largest expedition racing event […]

GODZone and Primal Quest announce partnership to increase AR profile

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Media Release Queenstown, New Zealand  / California, USA Wednesday June 24th, 2015 For immediate release Two of the biggest names in the world of adventure racing have today announced a partnership to establish an innovative sporting platform for adventure racing worldwide Global adventure-racing leader, GODZone in New Zealand, and North America’s premiere event, Primal Quest, have joined forces in a bid to increase international exposure and participation in the sport. “ We are two of the most recognised events on the adventure racing calendar and we believe by combining forces, sharing our intellectual property and resources, we will create better pathways for the future […]