GODZONE has announced it is expanding across the Tasman with a new Australian race planned for 2023. GODZONE Australia is a joint partnership with Australian-based adventure entrepreneurs, high-profile adventure racer Rob Preston and Elite Energy CEO Mark (Emo) Emerton.
GODZONE founder Warren Bates very he’s excited to see GODZONE, the largest and most recognised event in expedition racing, expand beyond New Zealand.
“We aim to deliver on our philosophy of epic and uncompromising experiences with high production values at the event’s core. Rob and Mark are the perfect team to work with, combining Mark’s tremendous experience in event management, catering for over 70,000 athletes each year, with Rob’s adventure racing prowess at the top of the Aussie racing scene.”
Rob Preston says GODZONE Australia will mirror GODZONE New Zealand racing protocols as an eight-day expedition length race featuring two racing categories, PURE and PURSUIT.
“Obviously, GODZONE Australia Chapter One will feature much different terrain to New Zealand. The benefit of this length of race allows the course to traverse many different landscapes providing greater diversity than a typical 24hr race you get over here. Chapter One will showcase three distinct landscapes, including classic packrafting, long treks and challenging navigation, which our Aussie competitors will love.”
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