Want to know what 540km of non-stop adventure racing looks like? Check out the teaser for Racing GODZone – a documentary film that follows Torpedo 7 Adventure Race Team through the renowned GODZone Adventure Race.
NZ Director: John-Jo Ritson, Flashworks Media
New Zealand is the home of adventure racing. And the 540Km GODZone Adventure Race is arguably one of the worlds most technically challenging adventure races. First of all, GODZone is New Zealand’s only multi-day, non-stop, expedition-style adventure race. Therefore, the GODZone Adventure Race attracts domestic and international athletes from around the globe.
The GODZone Pure event lasts between 4 and 7 days. Most noteworthy, teams are “unsupported”, therefore they do not have their own support crews. Consequently, teams meticulously plan what gear and supplies they will require. They pack them into gear boxes that are then strategically located on course. Mixed teams of four travel day and night. Decisions to rest and sleep are left solely to the discretion of the teams themselves. As a result, many teams become sleep deprived as their race unfolds.
Athletes mental and physical skills are pushed to the ultimate limit as they navigate, trek, mountain bike and kayak over a vast array of different landscapes. And to add to the adventure, the course is kept secret from teams until the day before the race!
In Racing GODZone athletes take on Kaiteriteri, Nelson lakes and some of New Zealand most beautiful landscapes. The documentary takes you inside Team Torpedo 7’s race. Racing GODZone explores the highs and lows of the rugged journey. 77 Teams, 3 National Parks and a whole load of EPIC! The World Premiere screened at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.