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GODZONE LAUNCHES NEW AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION RACE FOR 2023

The world’s largest expedition race GODZONE has today announced it is expanding across the Tasman with a new Australian race planned for 2023. GODZONE Australia is a joint partnership between GODZONE and Australian-based adventure entrepreneurs, high-profile adventure racer Rob Preston and Elite Energy CEO Mark (Emo) Emerton. Founder and director of GODZONE Warren Bates says


MAJOR PRIZE POOL ANNOUNCED FOR EXPEDITION RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

GODZONE has today announced a major boost to its prize pool for next year’s adventure racing event that will see winning competitors at the inaugural Expedition Racing World Championships handsomely rewarded. GODZONE Chapter 11, the world’s largest expedition-length adventure race, is being held in Fiordland, South Island from the 23rd – the 4th of March


GLOBAL BRAND RAB PARTNERS WITH GODZONE

A new premier partnership between GODZONE and outdoor clothing and equipment supplier Rab will see the outdoor brand become the official apparel supplier of the event. Hundreds of adventure racing competitors from around the world will compete at GODZONE Chapter 11, hosted in Fiordland – the southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area, in March 2023.


EXPEDITION RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCHED FOR GODZONE 2023

Today’s launch of the inaugural Expedition Racing World Championships has cemented a bold future for the world’s largest expedition racing event, GODZONE, held each year in New Zealand and the wider adventure racing community. The first ever Expedition Racing World Championships to be hosted by GODZONE in Fiordland, South Island, in March 2023 has been


REFLECTIONS ON CHAPTER 10

GODZone celebrated ten amazing chapters of the world’s biggest adventure race with a beautiful yet brutal course that traversed the South Island of New Zealand. Following 710km from the rugged West Coast to the East Coast it showcased why New Zealand is the true home of expedition adventure race globally. GODZone Race Director Warren Bates


STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD

Avaya knew from the beginning that GODZone Chapter 10 was going to be hard, and very very long. Team captain of this winning team Nathan Fa’avae, (alongside Chris Forne, Stu Lynch and Sophie Hart) said they were prepared, both mentally and physically. In fact with so much experience under their belt with longer form expedition


HELLO TO THE FINAL TEAMS

They have spent the longest time out on course – more than any others – so there were big rounds of applause for the last teams as they made it across the finish line at Brighton Beach this afternoon. The very final team was La Sportiva Adventure Racing who enjoyed the attention, the pies and


LAST STEPS HOME AT GODZONE

Teams have slept on the beach, in their kayaks, on the side of the Taieri River and at the last TA over night in preparation for their final leg at GODZone to complete Chapter 10. All Pure teams had to be paddling the Taieri River last night from TA8 before midnight or they were moved


STUNNING BEACH NIGHT TO FINISH

At least five more teams are expected to arrive across the Brighton Beach finish line tonight with the evening putting on a spectacular night sky to light the way across the 19km coastal trek. Many teams are paddling the Taieri River and will shortly be stopping and camping up for the night as they hit


GODZONE LEGENDS TROPHY

Today the historic GODZone Legends Trophy was handed out to team AB Equipment team members Nigel Kelly, Simon Bloomberg, Jodi Dobson and Brad Wallace all of Nelson. The team had no idea they were in the running and were thrilled to receive the trophy. ” Simon is the oldest competitor on the course and their


WATCH THAT FINISH LINE FEELING

Jubilation, tears, laughter, hugs & relief – all the emotion bubbles out at the finish line for those teams who have arrived at the Brighton Beach finish line over the past 18 hours. When you have been out in the backcountry for eight days its friends, family and supporters who make those final steps across


ONE NEWS COVERS WINNERS AVAYA

ONENews coverage of the winning Team Avaya at GODZone Chapter 10.


ATARAXIA x MACPAC CLAIM THIRD IN BEACH SPRINT

It was a sprint down the beach with just minutes between team Ataraxia x Macpac and Topsport for third place this morning with the former taking the coveted prize at 10:15am. Matt Jeans, Tom Reynolds, Shaun Palmer and Hannah Lower of Ataraxia x Macpac were jubilant with their Chapter 10 Pure podium result after putting


THE RACE FOR THIRD IS ON!

The real chase is on this morning for third, fourth and fifth! GODZone race director Warren Bates has said all week to expect a running race up Brighton Beach for the finish line and that is exactly what’s happening as the chase pack reach the end of the stage 9 Taieri River paddle and hit


FIRST PURSUIT TEAM @ CHAPTER 10

111 proved to be a very lucky number for Team Ocula’s Kristy Jennings, Steve Grieve, Dan Cullen, Nick Aubrey at Chapter 10 with the Pursuit team taking first prize. The team crossed the finish line just after midnight to claim the GODZone Pursuit Trophy and were super happy to have put such a definitive mark


NO IDEA REVEAL ADVENTURE RACING PROWESS WITH SECOND PLACE!

Will Hand, Amy Mannering, Ed Radcliffe and Will Adlam of team No Idea delivered a stunning performance to take second place at GODZone Pure Chapter 10 scooping up the Colts Trophy in the process. The team came through the finish line chute at Brighton Beach at 10.30pm on Thursday night reaching the end of their


AVAYA VICTORIOUS ON DAY SEVEN – THATS A WRAP!

Avaya stamped their mark all over the GODZone Chapter 10 course winning every stage over the past six days of racing. At the finish line eating Kiwi tucker – pies & a beer – they regaled some stories and thoughts about what it was like out there right up in front!


DEFENDING CHAMPIONS REIGN SUPREME CHAPTER 10

New Zealand’s adventure racing superstars Nathan Fa’avae, Sophie Hart, Stu Lynch and Chris Forne have notched up their sixth win at GODZone today taking out the 2022 Chapter 10 title and claiming the coveted GODZone Championship trophy. Team Avaya completed the final leg of the arduous 710km journey – a 19km trek from the Taieri


SUMMING UP CHAPTER 10 EPIC-NESS WITH WARREN & ADAM

Anticipating Avaya’s finish line to-day we talk with race directors Warren Bates & Adam Fairmaid about the champion teams star performance, the youth factor of new upcoming teams and what it takes to tackle GODZone. Looking back over the epic coast to coast style Chapter 10 course we query wether they would have designed anything


AVAYA NAILING THE TAIERI RIVER

A stylishly strategic paddle by Avaya this morning on the Taieri River has set them up for a potential late morning – midday finish at Brighton Beach today. Team Avaya paddled the Taieri River in the early hours of this morning and timed their approach to the 38km kayak stage perfectly to avoid the dark