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RICHIE MCCAW & PwC GODZone TEAM TO VISIT TE ANAU

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Tuesday 7th November 2017   RICHIE MCCAW & PwC TEAM TO HOST SCHOOL ASSEMBLY WITH TE ANAU STUDENTS All Black legend Richie McCaw and his PwC Adventure Racing team are heading to Te Anau next week for some exploration in the Fiordland bush and to


A1 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPS TO RACE AT GODZONE

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Friday 27th October 2017   A1 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONS THUNDERBOLT AR TO RACE AT GODZONE A trans-Tasman battle is looming between Australian and New Zealand adventure racing teams as GODZone prepares to welcome the first A1 Australia Champions to compete at Chapter 7 in Fiordland next


A1 New Zealand gets underway this weekend

From Adventure 1 NZ Series For immediate release Thursday 12th October 2017      FIRST RACE IN NEW ZEALAND’S A1 ADVENTURE RACING SERIES GETS UNDERWAY IN TARANAKI THIS WEEKEND Persistent widespread rain across Taranaki has done little to dampen the spirits of the organising team behind this weekend’s inaugural Marokopa Munter. The 24-hour adventure race kicks off at


PRIMAL QUEST AND GODZONE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

PRESS RELEASE From: Primal Quest, Inc &100% Pure Racing For immediate release September 14, 2017   PRIMAL QUEST AND GODZONE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL ADVENTURE RACING PARTNERSHIP Two leaders in expedition adventure racing create a new partnership to further strengthen the AR industry. The joint venture is mutually focused on building the profile of the sport and


NEW ZEALAND A1 ADVENTURE RACING SERIES LAUNCH

PRESS RELEASE From Adventure 1 New Zealand For immediate release Friday 8th September 2017   A1 ADVENTURE RACING SERIES LAUNCHES FOR NEW ZEALAND SUMMER SEASON New Zealand’s adventure racing scene is about to step up to a new level with the launch of the Adventure 1 Series next month. A1 NZ unifies five existing AR events with


ZONE – EPISODE 3 – FRANKIE INSPIRES

It all started with an off hand conversation in the lobby of the Wanaka Event Centre. I was chatting with Adam Fairmaid (of GODZone team) who asked me if I had entered the 2018 race in Fiordland. I’d met Adam when I competed at Kaikora GODZone in 2014. I gave him a million reasons why


Newstalk ZB Radio on GODZone and A1

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49897230/Audio/2017_8_12%20Newstalk%20ZB%20Interview.mp3


TRANS-TASMAN ADVENTURE RACING SERIES ANNOUNCED

PRESS RELEASE From Adventure 1, Australia & 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Monday 7th August 2017   TRANS-TASMAN ADVENTURE RACING SERIES ANNOUNCED BY GODZONE & ADVENTURE 1 Adventure 1, Australia’s leading adventure racing series has partnered with the company behind GODZone, the worlds largest expedition event, to create a new trans-Tasman adventure


LAKESIDE TE ANAU DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS GODZONE

Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Queenstown, New Zealand Thursday 3rd August 2017   For immediate release   LAKESIDE TE ANAU DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS GODZONE Te Anau’s leading property development, The Delta, has partnered with GODZone to encourage youth into the sport of adventure racing. The unique lakeside subdivision is assisting to fund part of a new cash


ZONE – EPISODE 2 – BOB TALKS CANOES


Zone – Episode 1 – Nathan Fa’avae

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49897230/Audio/Zone%20-%20Episode%201%20-%20Nathan%20Faavae.m4a  


GODZONE OPENS FINAL 10 RACE SPOTS DUE TO DEMAND

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Monday 12th June 2017   LAST CHANCE FOR TEAMS AS GODZONE OPENS 10 ADDITIONAL RACE SPOTS New Zealand’s premiere expedition adventure race, GODZone, is to release 10 additional team entries for Chapter 7. The extra places have being made available in response to the


RECORD BREAKING ENTRIES FOR CHAPTER 7

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Thursday 1st June 2017       GODZONE SELLS OUT – RECORD BREAKING ENTRIES FOR CHAPTER 7 The seventh instalment of the world’s largest expedition race sold out in record breaking time today with teams from around the world clamouring to secure a racing spot. Entries to


Nathan & Jodie Fa’avae to Race GODZone Together

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Tuesday 30th May 2017 New Zealand’s First Couple of Adventure To Race GODZone Consummate adventure and multisport couple, Nathan and Jodie Fa’avae, are bringing their combined passion for adventure sports and the greater outdoors to GODZone. The adventure savvy pair have announced they will be


MASSIVE PRIZE PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR GODZONE

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Thursday 25th May 2017   MASSIVE PRIZE PURSE ANNOUNCED FOR GODZONE GODZone has launched a major draw card for the next installment of the worlds largest adventure race with a minimum cash prize pool of $50,000 announced for Chapter 7. The new cash prize pool


Fiordland & Te Anau to Host Chapter 7

PRESS RELEASE From: 100% Pure Racing, New Zealand For immediate release Monday 1st May 2017   FIORDLAND & TE ANAU ANNOUNCED AS HOST LOCATION FOR GODZONE CHAPTER 7 The stunning natural features of New Zealand’s World Heritage Fiordland will be on show next year as the location for the world’s largest adventure race, GODZone. It


Southland District Council Support Chapter 7

Destination Fiordland and the Southland District Council are the official host partners of GODZone Chapter 7. Race Director Warren Bates says the support is critical to the event’s success. “ Southland District Mayor Gary Tong and Southland District Councilor Ebel Kremer have been instrumental in bringing the event to the region and together with Destination


Stage 1 – Arrow Gorge


Teams Biking Skyline

Stage 1, Section 1b, teams get to ride the iconic Skyline Bike Trails under the gondola.


EXPLOSIVE START TO CHAPTER 6 OF GODZONE

Media Release from GODZone Queenstown, New Zealand Saturday 25th February 2017 Immediate Release EXPLOSIVE START TO CHAPTER 6 OF GODZONE GODZone Chapter 6 got underway this morning with an explosive start off the main beach in Queenstown Bay. Hundreds of well-wishers lined Marine Parade downtown Queenstown to see off the 280 competitors as they began