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TEAM INTRO – GREENHORNS (NEW ZEALAND)

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Please provide a brief summary of the team:   Greenhorns are a team made up entirely of students, currently aiming for our first GODZone. We’ve all had good results in individual events and completed some shorter adventure races, so we’re looking for the next challenge, a step up to one of the most difficult events around. Who are the big personalities? Rach is by far the most experienced talker in the group, and has developed quite a talent for being able to hold conversations while working hard and breathing heavily. I’ve definitely been labelled the joker of the team and am tasked with distracting people from discomfort with (bad) humour. Have you participated […]


GODZONE ANNOUNCE MERRELL APPAREL SPONSORSHIP FOR 2016

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Queenstown, New Zealand Friday 12th February 2016    For immediate release GODZONE ANNOUNCE MERRELL APPAREL SPONSORSHIP FOR 2016  Leading international outdoor brand Merrell have signed on as the exclusive apparel and footwear sponsor for New Zealand’s premier adventure race, GODZone. The innovative outdoor lifestyle footwear and clothing brand is synonymous withinspiring people to enjoy being outside everyday. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says the sponsorship deal aligns perfectly with the principles of theevent. “ We are very pleased to announce this new relationship with one of the largest international outdoor brands […]


GLOBAL ADVENTURE RACING TEAMS ATTRACTED TO FIFTH CHAPTER

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Queenstown, New Zealand Friday 5th February 2016    For immediate release GLOBAL ADVENTURE RACING TEAMS ATTRACTED TO GODZONE’S FIFTH CHAPTER 70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier adventure race, GODZone. It will be the largest ever field at an expedition-length event in New Zealand. The official team list has been released today with a host of national and international competitors lining up for the seven day event running 2nd April – 9th April, 2016. “ The allure of a trip to New Zealand and taking on the most exciting event in adventure […]


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TEAM INTRO – MOTUEKA MAHEM (NEW ZEALAND)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Please provide a brief summary of the team and where they come from:   Our aim was to enter a team of local Motueka based athletes in GZ 2016. We set out to recruit the best that the area had to offer and have managed to assemble a competitive outfit. We all live or work in Motueka and have strong ties to the township. We hope to give the town a team to cheer for and follow when the GZ circus arrives in April. Who are the big personalities? Brent Steinmetz is an ex rugby pro. Now retired from chasing a muddy ball, he likes to think he was was better than big Richie. Claire Bear Sykes is our female athlete. She has an outstanding history of competing in events from C2C to […]


ALL BLACK LEGEND RICHIE MCCAW TO RACE GODZONE WITH CURE KIDS TEAM

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Media Release from GODZone, New Zealand Wednesday 9th December 2015    For immediate release ALL BLACK LEGEND RICHIE MCCAW TO RACE AT 2016 GODZONE WITH CURE KIDS TEAM It has been announced today that the most capped test rugby player of all time and All Black legend Richie McCaw, who led the All Blacks to two world cup victories will be competing in the 2016 GODZone adventure race. McCaw, will line up for the 550km event as an official member of the Cure Kids team with New Zealand Rugby Players Association CEO Rob Nichol, Wanaka adventure racer Sarah Fairmaid and former Blues player Ben Meyer. GODZone is the largest and most technically challenging expedition race in the […]


TOP TEAMS AT GODZONE VYING FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTS

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Media Release from GODZone, New Zealand Thursday 3rd December 2015    For immediate release TOP TEAMS AT GODZONE VYING FOR ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTS Teams racing at the world’s largest expedition race GODZone, being held in New Zealand’s Tasman District in April 2016, will be chasing down a coveted race entry into the AR World Series Championships. The winning GODZone team will receive a top prize of a free team entry to the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships to be held in Australia. Race Director Warren Bates says GODZone has been a member of the AR World Series since its inception in 2012. “ As an official qualifier to the AR World […]


TOP USA TEAM BRINGS INTERNATIONAL STRENGTH TO GODZONE

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Tuesday 1st December, 2015    For immediate release TOP USA TEAM ADVENTURE MEDICAL KITS BRINGS INTERNATIONAL STRENGTH TO GODZone The third ranked adventure racing team in the world, Team Adventure Medical Kits, formerly Team Tecnu, have signed up to compete at the 2016 GODZone being held in Tasman next April. The USA based team are highly geared towards achieving a top five finish according to GODZone Race Director Warren Bates who says the upcoming international adventurers could give lead Kiwi teams a run for their money. “ Team Adventure Medical Kits is led by young adventure racing gun Kyle Peter who already has a great following […]


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TEAM INTRO – TARANAKI HARDCORE (NEW ZEALAND)

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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TEAM INTRO – TEAM OPUS (NEW ZEALAND)

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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TEAM INTRO – OUTNORTH ADVENTURE TEAM (SWEDEN)

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 […]