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Stage 2


Adventure Medical Kits (9) at Glenorchy


Day Two: A quick prediction

We catch up with Race Director Warren Bates and Course Advisor Ian Edmond to get their insights into Day Two of GODZone… What do you expect to see from the leading teams today? Warren: Tiki Tour (13) have been strong in first place the whole way through, but Yealands (31) aren’t far behind. Chris (Yealands) is


Teams Hit Skyline

The teams arrive at Skyline Queenstown to grab their bikes before heading down into the trails


GODZone 2017: the year of the underdogs?

Only a few hours into the race, and it’s clear this year has some unsung contenders. True to their name, the Sneaky Weasel Gang (34) has stormed ahead into the top four leading teams, ahead of last year’s champions; the Yealands Family Wines. They are just behind Torpedo 7 (21), Swordfox (17) and the leaders


Riding Skyline

Team Adventure Medical Kits take to the trails at Skyline Queenstown as they prepare for their GODZone adventure


Stunning pictures of team’s Mt Owen trek

Aaron Johnston captured some stunning pictures of team Adventure Medical Kits as they walked through Mt Owen.


Tight race for fourth place with three minutes between teams

The race for fourth place in GODZone Chapter Five was a tight one with just three minutes between teams. Team 9 Adventure Medical Kits got there first, crossing the line at 4.49pm on Wednesday. Just behind them was 5 Bivouac inov-8 at 4.52pm. The two teams hugged and shook hands as they met on the


International teams enjoy New Zealand’s playground

This year’s GODZone sees 15 fully international teams taking part and another 12 with at least one international member. With an international team paddling through Abel Tasman national park in a bid for fourth place, we’re taking a look at some of the overseas visitors. American team Adventure Medical Teams are up the front of


Sun welcomes teams onto Lake Rotoroa

The sun came out to great the teams as they arrived at Lake Rotoroa today on stage four of GODZOne Chapter Five. Photographer Alex Socci met up with some of the teams as they transitioned from their bike and onto the inflatible boats. Team 9 Adventure Medical Kits of Kyle Peter, Rob Preston, Mari Chandler


Epic photos of team atop Red Hills ridge

US photographer Aaron Johnson captured some epic pictures of team 9 Adventure Medical Kits as they clambered across the ridges of the Red Hills.


Teams hike across the Red Hills

GODZone Chapter Five teams hike 52km through the Red Hills on the third stage of the race.


Stage 2 MTB through to TA2

Single tracks in Silvan Forest, TA2 and onto the first trek, on the Red Hills.


High points of interest on second day

The world’s best navigator Chris Forne has led his Yealands Family Wines team into first place overnight on the GODZone expedition summiting the 1790m high Ben Nevis on the spectacular Red Hills in the Richmond Ranges. The 60 following teams will track in their footsteps as GODZone competitors reach new heights today. Stage 3 of


TA1 and MTBO, Rabbit Island

Teams assemble their bikes and negotiate the MTB orienteering on Rabbit island.


Teams battle waves at Rabbit Island

Some killer waves met the teams as they landed at Rabbit Island.


Teams kayaking through big waves

GODZone Chapter Five teams faced some big waves as they kayaked through stage one.