godzone-logo

Latest News

Interest at all time high for GODZone 2020 Ultimate Edition

Saturday 10th August 2019

News Categories

Share Page

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 time high with teams from around the world preparing to gain entry into the nine day event taking place in Rotorua in November 2020.

“There is unprecedented interest from teams contacting us about racing in the event we are dubbing the ‘Ultimate Edition’ that I expect the entries will be snapped up when we open up for registration in four weeks’ time on the 1st September,” says GODZone Event Director Warren Bates.

“What is pleasing to see is so many Australian teams are champing at the bit to get over here to race. We are gaining a lot of interest from competitors competing in the A1 Australia series that has a GODZone entry up for grabs for the series winner.”

The official GODZone Chapter 9 website launched today with details on the event being held from the 19th – 28th November 2020 in Rotorua. Bates says it’s important that competitors get time to contemplate the challenge ahead for 2020.

“None of the teams come to this event just on a whim. It takes a lot of planning, determination and resilience to make it to the start line and gaining a race entry is the first hurdle to jump.”

“ Today the website goes live with a lot of the background information on the Rotorua event available for teams to preview. The course details remain a secret until the gun goes off but competitors who want to enter should head online and get prepared.”

GODZone team entries will official open on the 1st September 2019 and are expected to sell out quickly.

“The fastest we have ever sold out was in one hour and each year it becomes a bit of a lottery as to who will gain entry,” says Bates. “You never want to disappoint competitors but the nature of adventure racing is we can only accommodate so many teams on the course.”

“Having visited a large part of the Rotorua region while on recce this is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of New Zealand that we have ever taken GODZone too. Never before have we been beside live volcanoes and bubbling mud pools and the lakes and rivers of the district are stunning. This is going to be a spectacular journey for those lucky enough to experience it.”

For more information go online here: https://godzoneadventure.com or to the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/godzoneadventure/

For further information contact;

Margo Berryman
GODZone Media Manager
P: +64 21 246 3342
E: margo@qt.co.nz

Related posts

Jul
1st
13:07
Chapter 10 Sells Out in Record Time

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Thursday 1st July 2021   CHAPTER 10 OF GODZONE SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME GODZone has cemented its position as the world’s largest expedition adventure race by selling out in record breaking time today. Entries to Chapter 10 of GODZone opened at 9am

Jun
30th
11:06
GODZone Opens Entries Tomorrow at 9am

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Tuesday 30th June 2021 NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE ADVENTURE RACE TO OPEN ENTRIES TOMORROW Entries to Chapter 10 of GODZone open at 9am (NZT) tomorrow, with domestic and international teams lining up for a racing spot at the tenth anniversary of the prestigious adventure

May
31st
14:05
Chapter 10 is going Coast to Coast

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Tuesday 1 June 2021 GODZONE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH RETURN TO THE SOUTH ISLAND The South Island of New Zealand will play host to GODZone, the world’s largest expedition adventure race next year. The epic event is set to return, once again, to the

Apr
11th
20:04
Vet, farmer and athlete

Country Wide Magazine – April 2021 Taihape vet, farmer and family man Anthony Oswald finds adventure racing takes his mind off the everyday as well as being good fun. Annabelle Latz tracked him down to find out more. Multi day adventure racing means entirely removing yourself from society. Your entire focus is about getting to

Mar
14th
06:03
Meet Martin, the GODZone trophy guy

He loves New Zealand so much, so bugger it, he’ll draw it. Meet Martin Rogers, you’ll probably be more familiar with his work than you realise, as he’s the man you can thank for the stunning logs of wood we call the GODZone trophies. It all started way back in 2012, just before Chapter 1

Mar
13th
01:03
The Stuff Legends Are Made Of

The Legends Trophy went to Team Swazi (19) for GODZone Chapter 9 Rotorua. For each GODZone this Trophy is awarded by the race organisers to the team that, in the twilight of their sporting careers, show how it should be done. The Legends Trophy is open to both race categories. And true legends, as the