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Pursuits Abseil off Historic Bridge

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The historic Lower Shotover Bridge once had century old cars chugging over it but today the Pursuit teams have had the pleasure of abseiling over the side of it. At 16 meters above the river below its a decent slide down the abseil rope with spectacular 360 views around them of the mountains. Not that they may have been looking as a fair bit of concentration is required. Team Quadzilla girls loved the experience being one of the first teams there. The original bridge was washed away in 1878 (big storm) and rebuilt by NZ Public Works. Today it forms part of the world famous Queenstown Biking […]


Day 1 Morning RUN

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Watch the first part of the […]


Day 1 Morning MTB

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Watch the second part of the first leg (MTB) of GODZone Chapter […]


Teams Biking Skyline

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Stage 1, Section 1b, teams get to ride the iconic Skyline Bike Trails under the […]


Teams Hit Skyline

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The teams arrive at Skyline Queenstown to grab their bikes before heading down into the […]


GODZone 2017: the year of the underdogs?

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Only a few hours into the race, and it’s clear this year has some unsung contenders. True to their name, the Sneaky Weasel Gang (34) has stormed ahead into the top four leading teams, ahead of last year’s champions; the Yealands Family Wines. They are just behind Torpedo 7 (21), Swordfox (17) and the leaders Tiki Tour (13). Now their second GODZone event, the New Zealand team’s newest member Isla Smith (pictured) might just be their secret weapon. Isla is an experienced adventure racer, having recently completed an international race with New Zealand multi-sport champion Nathan Fa’aeve. Whilst it’s still early days, the team looked strong as they pedalled, pushed and […]


Teams Quick Up Queenstown Hill Mountain Bike

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

They were feeling the burn but nothing was slowing down GODZone teams on this mornings prologue around Queenstown. After a running start on Queenstown Beach, all teams charged up the One Mile Trek to the ridge above Skyline and then down to the MTB transition and most of the field was through in hours. Chris Forne from Team Yealands Family Wines said it was a fun run for the start of the race and he was keen for the downhill. Richard Anderson encouraged his Torpedo 7 team to not make any mistakes as they transitioned to the MTB and Jo Williams said she was happy to get the legs moving. Teams then felt the burn as they rode up Queenstown's iconic Queenstown Hill reaching the top in […]


EXPLOSIVE START TO CHAPTER 6 OF GODZONE

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Media Release from GODZone Queenstown, New Zealand Saturday 25th February 2017 Immediate Release EXPLOSIVE START TO CHAPTER 6 OF GODZONE GODZone Chapter 6 got underway this morning with an explosive start off the main beach in Queenstown Bay. Hundreds of well-wishers lined Marine Parade downtown Queenstown to see off the 280 competitors as they began their 420km journey of running, mountain biking, kayaking, abseiling and rafting through the spectacular Southern Lakes region. As day broke to a mild and calm morning, the 70 teams gathered beside Queenstown beach with many friends, supporters and families in tow to say goodbye. GODZone Race favourites and returning […]


Teams smash expectations at start line

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Every year, GODZone competitors are chomping at the bit by the time they reach the start line. But this year, even the race organisers are surprised at the pace the leading teams have set. Two hours and 50 minutes into the race, and New Zealand team Tiki Tour (13) are in the lead, closely followed by Torpedo 7 (21), Swordfox (17) and last year's GODZone champions, Yealands Family Wines (31). "Competitors always fly off the start line, but this year's teams are definitely ahead of schedule." Race Director Warren Bates says. "This could be due to temperatures are better, there's good cloud cover and it's chillier than previous days, so they'll be trying to make good […]


As the sun goes down before race start

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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Start Line Video

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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Hannah Team Cloud Base Nine (19)

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Talking at the […]


Kate from Best Foot Forward NZ (83)

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

From the start […]


Team 27 captain Tim Farrant at start line

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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The night before the Start

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

As the sun sets on Queenstown, teams were working busily into the evening sorting out maps and a myriad of other thing before their epic adventure […]


GODZONE STARTS DOWNTOWN QUEENSTOWN 7AM SAT

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Media Release from GODZone Queenstown, New Zealand Thursday 23rd February 2017 Immediate Release GODZONE TO START DOWNTOWN QUEENSTOWN Chapter 6 of GODZone will start in downtown Queenstown this weekend. Organisers confirmed today that the seven-day expedition race would start from the spectacular Queenstown Bay, in front of the new Eichardt’s building, on Saturday morning at 7am (NZST). It's the first time the adventure-racing event, the largest in the world, has been held in the Queenstown region and over 280 competitors have converged on the resort ready to line up on the start line. “ We are absolutely thrilled to have enticed so many adventure racers to the […]


Riding Skyline

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Team Adventure Medical Kits take to the trails at Skyline Queenstown as they prepare for their GODZone […]


Rebel Food on the tele

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A peek behind the scenes as Team Rebel Food go on air for morning television at Queenstown […]


GODZone Live Streams Startline On Facebook

Friday, February 24th, 2017

The GODZone startline will be live streamed on facebook this morning from Teams will be jostling for position and getting ready for their epic 410km journey. Watch the action […]


Welcome Ceremony

Friday, February 24th, 2017

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