Taranaki Beta Testers and Hill Billys finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "That was really […]

Scandinavia team Outdoor Adventure

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Scandinavia team Outdoor […]

Assegai at the finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 The Safinator from team Assegai talks wilderness and suggests GODZone could be the best in […]

Tag Team at finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Emo but happy […]

Endurancelife finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "Where are you from?." […]

Outnorth Adventure Team and Assegai finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "I've never experienced the wilderness like […]

Tri Adventure and Village Cycles finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "That was brilliant. Fantastic […]

Mobico Heart Kids and New Direction finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "What an adventure it has […]

Tag Team finishes

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "We had such an amazing […]

Heads Left, Tails Right finishing

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "We got bang for […]

Team MD (77) Outdoors Cross The Line

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "My lungs have been […]

Team Cure Kids Reflections

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Post race catch […]

Team MD Outdoors talk at finish

Friday, April 8th, 2016 "Just buzzing at the […]

So where are the rest of the field on Day 6?

Friday, April 8th, 2016

So where are the rest of the field on Day 6 of GODZone? 28 PURE teams have now finished. 30 PURE teams are still out in the field 5 PURSUIT teams have now finished 8 PURSUIT teams are still out in the field TA8 has had the last team through at Tui Teams 26, 44, 53 made the 9am short course cut off. They are now biking towards Totaranui Team 32 has opted to go on the short course biking direct to the finish line because one member has a small medical issue and so they are going to the finish line via the pie shop and possibly some wine tasting along the way 15 teams are now on the last stage paddling towards Kaiteriteri Teams who have lost a member are now unranked. Teams 10 and […]

Teams Arriving at Finish Line

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Catching up with teams to find out how awesome the race has […]

Paddling Abel Tasman

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 The teams enjoying some spectacular paddling through Abel Tasman National […]

More than 44 teams still out on GODZone course

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

While the top five finishers in the GODZone Expedition are enjoying their second night sleeping in a real bed, more than 44 teams of the original field of 61 are still out on course. Race Director Warren Bates says its an amazingly good response to the course by many teams who are either new to the sport or only just stepping up to the multi day race. “There is some exceptional racing going on by these teams – many of whom are trekking down from Mt Owen over night tonight and some who are riding up Takaka Hill towards Golden Bay. We have 7 teams who have been short coursed and are now racing on the Pursuit course which has grown from 10 at the start line to 13 teams.” Bates […]

High winds stop teams from taking to the water

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

No more teams will be allowed onto the Tasman Sea to paddle the final stage to Kaiteriteri beach as bad weather is forecast. Four teams are currently paddling down the shoreline but no more will be allowed to set off. This means when team 77 MD Outdooors reaches TA9 they will be made to wait. The water will reopen at first light at 6.15am as long as conditions allow. High winds of 35 knots are forecast between 9pm and 3am, particularly at the top of the park where the sea kayak […]

Winning teams receive specially designed trophies

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

While every team that crosses the GODZone finish line gets a Moa beer and a pie, the trophies and prizes are only handed to a select few. The winner’s trophy is handed to the first Pure team across the finish line. They also receive free entry to the ARWS World Championships and a $500 Merrell prize package. Second and third place also win Merrell prize packages. The first Pursuit team to cross the line is given a trophy designed especially for the event. Free entry to next year’s GODZone and a Merrell prize pack is awarded to the first mixed team across the line. Second and third mixed teams also received Merrell prize packs. The Pursuit trophy was designed and made by Tim […]

Watch the sunrise over Kaiteriteri

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 Sunrise over […]