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Winning teams receive specially designed trophies

Thursday 7th April 2016

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While every team that crosses the GODZone finish line gets a Moa beer and a pie, the trophies and prizes are only handed to a select few.

The winner’s trophy is handed to the first Pure team across the finish line. They also receive free entry to the ARWS World Championships and a $500 Merrell prize package. Second and third place also win Merrell prize packages.

The first Pursuit team to cross the line is given a trophy designed especially for the event. Free entry to next year’s GODZone and a Merrell prize pack is awarded to the first mixed team across the line. Second and third mixed teams also received Merrell prize packs.

The Pursuit trophy was designed and made by Tim Wraight, a sculptor from Marahau. His design includes the kowhaiwhai pattern, reflecting the area the event was first held in and competitors’ connection with New Zealand’s landscape.

Tim said: “The kowhaiwhai pattern means the clouds of the Kahurangi meeting the waves of the Tasman sea.”

Two other trophies are handed out; the Young Guns to the chosen young team and Legends to the chosen older team.

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