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 […]

AR World Champion Nathan Fa’avae Joins GODZone for 2016 Course Design

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Tuesday 9th June, 2015    For immediate release AR World Champion Nathan Fa'avae Joins GODZone for 2016 Course Design The 2016 GODZone expedition race being held in Tasman is set to benefit from adventure racing legend Nathan Fa’avae’s expert advice with the world’s number one assisting with the course design. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says Fa’avae’s experience and knowledge of the Tasman District is second to no one and he welcomed the opportunity to collaborate. “ When Nathan told me he was not planning on racing GODZone with team Seagate in 2016 I immediately thought we could work together to create a world class […]


Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Monday 1st June, 2015    For immediate release THE SOUTH ISLAND’S TASMAN DISTRICT TO BE SHOWCASED AT 2016 GODZONE 100% Pure Racing, the event company behind the GODZone adventure race, has today announced the 2016 event location along with an exciting development that introduces a new event into the world’s largest expedition-length race. The location for the 2016 GODZone will be the South Island’s Tasman District with the event centered on the stunning and world famous beach location of Kaiteriteri, known as the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. “ Tasman as a district is a wonderfully attractive location for GODZone so we […]

That’s a wrap folks

Friday, March 6th, 2015

As the last team comes across the line at GODZone Race HQ on the shores of Lake Wanaka, it is time to reflect on what has been an epic event. Epic being used to describe everything from the number of teams, the location, the volunteers, the management, the course, the internationals, the media and finally the weather! Race Director Warren Bates says the 2015 event has been significant for a number of reasons in particular high team entries. “We tentatively thought 45 teams could be achievable for this year so to sell out in less that 48 hours and go to 55 teams was incredible. Having Vidaraid travel down to take on GODZone and Seagate for the first time was another exciting […]

Vidaraid finishes 2nd

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Spanish and Brazilian team Vidaraid placed second in the GODZone Adventure race today in Wanaka. Team members Barbara Bomfin, Urtzi Iglesias, Jon Ander Arambalza, and Marco Amselem spoke highly of the AR World Series race and said New Zealand was an incredible country, and they loved being at GODZone. “It was the toughest race we have done and harder than any AR World Champs,” said Ander Arambalza. The world ranked number one team was the first international team to place in the four-year history of the event and were upbeat about the competition. They hope to come back down under to compete again soon. “The weather was challenging but the course was beautiful and we have […]