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ACTION ON AND OFF THE WATER AT GODZONE ADVENTURE

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

It’s been an exciting day of river and coasteering action for the lead teams in the 2015 GODZone in Lake Wanaka. All the action has been on the fast moving water of the Matukituki River in the Mt Aspiring National Park with team Seagate pushing their lead-time ahead only to slow down at the coasteering  section due to a slight leg injury. “ It was a bit of a shock to see them move so slowly after their storming start in the race yesterday but from what we can gather Chris Forne had a fall on the Albert Burn trek overnight and so he’s hobbling slightly. The next bike leg is 137km long so that will keep him off it but the question remains will they be able to keep the snapping […]


TEAM SEAGATE CHARGING THROUGH GODZONE COURSE ON DAY TWO

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Reigning GODZone and World Adventure Racing Champions Team Seagate are leaving nothing to chance as they race into day two of the weeklong GODZone adventure race firmly in the lead position. Over night the front running teams have ascended 2400m, passing the Albert Burn saddle in the western arm of Mt Aspiring National Park down into the majestic Matukituki Valley. “ Despite yesterday being a real challenge for teams with cold, wet conditions, the pace of these lead teams has not slowed at all. As predicted Seagate are keeping to their usual strategy of racing at the front but they are being chased quite closely by some very good teams at the moment so the pressure is mounting,” […]


EPIC ADVENTURE GETS UNDERWAY IN WANAKA FOR 2015 GODZone

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Racing is underway at the world’s largest expedition-length adventure race and New Zealand’s premier adventure event, GODZone. A powerful contingent of 52 adventure racing teams crossed the start line at Fantail Falls beside the famous Haast Pass Rd near Wanaka at 8 0 clock this morning. Competitors jostled for position directly in front of the falls before they careened up stream and into a steep bush clad track towards Mt Brewster Hut. The first stage of the 560km adventure race is a mountaineering section where teams will traverse Mt Brewster Glacier in the north west of Mt Aspiring National Park before heading back down to Makarora River in the valley below. The 22 km leg […]


GODZONE TEAM MATES COMPETE IN SPEIGHT’S COAST TO COAST

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing February 16th, 2015   For immediate release GODZONE TEAM MATES COMPETE IN SPEIGHT’S COAST TO COAST As New Zealand’s premier adventure race GODZone prepares to get underway late next week in Wanaka, several high profile adventure racers were seen out and about competing at the Speight’s Coast to Coast over the weekend. Nathan Fa'avae, captain of team Seagate who will be back this year to defend their GODZone title, competed in the longest day event at the Coast to Coast and just missed placing third, which went to Trevor Voyce. Amongst the female competitors in the two-day event was Christchurch multisporter Sia Svendsen who competed […]


CHRISTCHURCH ATHLETE HELPS RUGBY TEAM TO FIGHT FOR CURE KIDS

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

28 January 2015 CHCH ATHLETE HELPS RUGBY TEAM TO FIGHT FOR CURE KIDS GODZone is considered one of the toughest, most demanding adventure races in the world but the Cure Kids team put together by the New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) and global logistics company Mondiale, and led by Christchurch local Sia Svendsen, isn’t daunted. Chief Executive of the NZRPA Rob Nichol, former All Black Ian Jones, former Blues player Ben Meyer and experienced adventure racer Sia Svendsen say teamwork and the Cure Kids ambassadors who are supporting them will keep them going even when the going gets tough. Taking on a challenge like GODZone for the first time Ian Jones says […]


WORLDS BEST ADVENTURE TEAMS GET READY FOR NEXT MONTHS GODZONE

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Tuesday 20th January, 2015    For immediate release WORLDS BEST ADVENTURE TEAMS GET READY FOR NEXT MONTHS GODZONE The worlds largest expedition-length adventure race and New Zealand’s preeminent adventure event, GODZone, has today announced its most competitive field ever as teams ready themselves for the seven day event in Lake Wanaka next month. Three time defending champions and current AR World Champs team Seagate, led by Nathan Fa’avae, will be back to race and looking for a win against a strong international line up that for the first time will include team Vidaraid out of Spain and Brazil. Currently ranked number one in the […]


GODZONE ANNOUNCES LEADING NZ CHARITY CURE KIDS AS RECIPIENT

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Media Release 8th December, 2014 GODZONE ANNOUNCES LEADING NZ CHARITY CURE KIDS AS RECIPIENT GODZone has today announced that leading New Zealand child health research funder, Cure Kids, has been named as the recipient charity for the adventure-racing event taking place in Wanaka in March 2015. Race Director Warren Bates says GODZone is proud to be associated with Cure Kids, who fund vital child health research in New Zealand. “ GODZone is now in its fourth year of operation and we have been considering for some time how we can use our international platform for the greater good. By choosing Cure Kids as our official charity recipient we aim to help raise funds and awareness […]


GLOBAL OUTDOOR BRAND KATHMANDU ALIGNS WITH GODZONE

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Media Release 2nd December, 2014 GLOBAL OUTDOOR BRAND KATHMANDU ALIGNS WITH GODZONE GODZone, New Zealand’s premier expedition adventure race, announced today that outdoor global brand Kathmandu is the exclusive apparel sponsor for the 2015 GODZone adventure race to be held next March in Wanaka. Kathmandu is a global leader in designing premium outdoor clothing and equipment for travel and adventure with more than 150 stores across New Zealand, Australia and the UK. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says the Kathmandu range is widely accessible to a broad cross section of people interested in spending more time in the outdoors and is an ideal apparel partner for […]


GODZONE ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP FOR LIVE TRACKING

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For immediate release 24.10.2014 GODZONE ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP FOR LIVE TRACKING New Zealand’s premier expedition adventure race is delighted to announce a partnership with leading industry technology company, YB Tracking, who will provide live website tracking of teams racing in the 2015 GODZone event in Wanaka next March. GODZone has been at the forefront of technological developments for live tracking that allows adventure-racing teams to be constantly monitored via a GPS locator beacon system.  Race Director Warren Bates says a strong relationship has been developed with specialist tracking company, YB […]


LAKE WANAKA INSPIRES – GODZone SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Tuesday 8th July, 2014    For immediate release LAKE WANAKA INSPIRES - GODZone SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME  New Zealand’s premier adventure racing event, GODZone, has received its full quota of entries for Chapter 4. The event is to be hosted by Lake Wanaka and will run from the 27th February to the 7th March 2015. The largest field ever will be lining up with 50 four person teams having signed up to take on what is known, due to its unique format and difficulty,  as ‘The Adventure Like No Other’. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says it is an incredible result given the event is still eight months away. “The roster was […]