From today's press release:
New Zealand’s iconic GODZone adventure race will get underway in Te Anau next week on Thursday, 1st March 2018.
The organisers have confirmed today that the ten-day expedition race will start right in the heart of Te Anau’s central downtown area creating an exciting spectacle for locals and supporters to come and watch.
"All the action will take place in Te Anau’s town centre from 8 am with 400 competitors lining up under the GODZone archway in anticipation of their ten-day adventurous journey," says Event Director Warren Bates.
"The actual start line will be on the corner of Milford Crescent and the Town Centre main street and once the start gun goes off competitors will run right down the street to the Te Anau lakeside. It will be a hive of activity from 6 am as the teams arrive and get themselves sorted and say farewells to family and supporters."