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ROTORUA OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO NATIVE NEW ZEALAND LIKE NO OTHER

New Zealand’s extensive geographical isolation from the rest of the world resulted in the evolution of an incredibly rich array of flora and fauna uniquely native to the country. The range of native trees that have adapted to the microclimates of this Southern location are extensive including the subtropical Kauri, kohe kohe and tree fern


GODZONE RECEIVES FUNDING & MOVES TO SUPPORTED RACE FORMAT

New Zealand’s premiere adventure event and the world’s largest expedition adventure race GODZone has received Government funding to ensure the events viability as the race pivots into a new supported delivery format. GODZone was a successful applicant in the recent Domestic Events Fund (DEF) round to support the delivery of the 2021, Chapter 9, event


Cargo Brewery Onboard With GODZone

Award winning Cargo Brewery has signed on as GODZone’s exclusive beer sponsor and we could not be more stoked. Queenstown’s only boutique brewery with its own hop farm has been operating for 4 years, since the owners Malcom and Meron Blakely discovered the joys of brewing .They have opened their own interactive brewing, outdoor garden


GODZONE CHAPTER 9 MOVES TO MARCH 2021

New Zealand’s premiere adventure event and the world’s largest expedition adventure race GODZone has today announced it is moving the ninth edition of the event to March 2021. GODZone Chapter 9, which was to be held in Rotorua in November, will now be held from the 4th – 13th March 2021 to allow more time


NATHAN FA’AVAE & SEAGATE TEAM TO RACE GODZONE

World Champion adventure racer and New Zealand’s most respected competitor Nathan Fa’avae is set to return to GODZone after a three year hiatus and says he’s pumped to be racing Chapter 9 with his original Seagate teammates, as Team Avaya. “ It was Sophie Hart to first put her hand up for Chapter 9 after


GODZONE CHAPTER 9 SHAPING UP TO BE MEGA ROTORUA EVENT AS TEAM LIST RELEASED

The ninth edition of the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone, is shaping up to be the best yet, with a sell-out field of teams from around New Zealand and the world competing across three racing categories. The New Zealand adventure race being held for the first time in the North Island and hosted by


A1 NZ Series Winners Tiki Tour Gain Spot to GODZone

The Marokopa Munter held in New Zealand’s Central Plateau last week bought good results for high profile adventure racing team Tiki Tour who took out the event and gained top points to claim victory in the 2019 A1 Series and the coveted prize of a GODZone Chapter 9 team entry. Tiki Tour team members racing


Rotorua Competitors Step up to GODZone including NZ Olympic Kayaker Mike Dawson

New Zealand’s iconic expedition length adventure race GODZone put the ‘Sold Out’ sign up just one day after opening entries back in September and has now confirmed one of the largest fields will line up in Rotorua next November. The nine-day event gets underway in 12 months in Rotorua from the 19th – 28th of


GODZone Attracts More International Teams

New Zealand is experiencing a growth in adventure racing with the world’s largest expedition race, GODZone, leading the charge. GODZone Chapter 9, to be held in Rotorua in 2020, sold out in less than 24 hours last month, notching up another win for the prestigious adventure racing event. Of the more than 360 competitors confirmed


GODZone Attracts More International Teams to New Zealand

New Zealand is experiencing a growth in adventure racing with the world’s largest expedition race, GODZone, leading the charge. GODZone Chapter 9, to be held in Rotorua in 2020, sold out in less than 24 hours last month, notching up another win for the prestigious adventure racing event. Of the more than 360 competitors confirmed


WORLD’S LARGEST ADVENTURE RACE SELLS OUT IN 24 HOURS

The world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone, sold out less than 24 hours after opening entries to Chapter 9 of the event being held in Rotorua next year. The New Zealand adventure race once again proved its immense popularity amongst the national and international adventure racing fraternity selling all available team slots quickly. “We had


ENTRIES OPEN TODAY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST ADVENTURE RACE

Entries to Chapter 9 of GODZone, the world’s largest expedition race, open at 9 am (NZ time) today and will be highly sought after by adventure racing teams around the globe. GODZone is making history in 2020 with Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty becoming the first North Island region of New Zealand to host


Warren Bates talks Chapter 9 with Ferg on Classic Hits


Interest at all time high for GODZone 2020 Ultimate Edition

National and international teams will be vying for a spot in the first ever North Island GODZone to be held in one of New Zealand’s most high profile visitor destinations, Rotorua as the official website goes live today. Interest in the 9th chapter of the world’s largest expedition length adventure race is at an all


DATES SET FOR AN ULTIMATE EDITION OF GODZONE IN ROTORUA

In preparation for the first ever North Island GODZone adventure race to be held in 2020, the event organisers, 100% Pure Racing, have today announced the official race dates. “We are especially pleased to be bringing the world’s largest expedition adventure race to the Rotorua region as it is a highly anticipated location for the


ROTORUA TO HOST WORLD’S LARGEST EXPEDITION RACE GODZONE IN 2020

In 2020, Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty region, will become the first North Island area of New Zealand to host the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone. It was announced on Saturday, at the GODZone prize giving in Akaroa, that the Rotorua Lakes Council has succeeded in securing the hosting rights to GODZone Chapter


FAST & FURIOUS START OF THE WORLDS LARGEST EXPEDITION RACE IN AKAROA

Sixty-three teams raced off the GODZone Akaroa start line this morning right on 9am and headed into a full day of multisport disciplines that will see them arrive at the Christchurch Adventure Park later this afternoon. The teams ran from the Akaroa Reserve on the waterfront and dived straight into a 7km coaster around Akaroa


Event Director Warren Bates talks Chapter 8


GODZone Volunteer Extraordinaire

In 2014 GODZone made it to Kaikoura where sensational landscapes, incredible paddling sections, beautiful weather and several pods of friendly dolphins made Chapter 3 a GODZone to remember. No one in the management team will forget that year in a hurry and one of the most significant moments was getting to know Kaikoura local Mark


Giant NZ Partners with GODZone

One of the world’s leading bike brands Giant has partnered with GODZone to support racing teams at next month’s seven-day adventure race in Canterbury. Giant Bicycles specialises in creating premium-grade mountain bikes, road and e-bikes with one mission in mind: to improve the cycling experience for all. “Giant has always been focused on delivering the