Akaroa, Canterbury, NZ
Mar 10–17, 2019
Type: Adventure Racing - World
added by: silkychrome
GZ Pure is the ultimate expedition adventure racing experience with unsupported teams travelling approximately 530km across New Zealand’s wilderness for up to 7 days. GZ Pure represents the most technically challenging adventure race in the world and teams should prepare accordingly. Places for GZ Pure are limited and the event is expected to sell out. All teams should consider carefully whether they have the requisite skills, physical and mental strength to complete the GZ Pure event given the technical difficulty and course length. For teams or competitors uncertain about their ability, or those who have not done a race of this length or magnitude before, the advice is to do either the GZ Pursuit event to GZ Prime event. They have all the challenges, strategy, thrill of racing hard in the wilderness, but are more achievable, particularly for first timers.
Expedition races are not all created equal. Overseas or international teams who have completed other events away from New Zealand should take the GZ Pure event extremely seriously. It will be much harder, from a technical perspective. Get the skills.
EVENT DETAILS & FORMAT
COURSE DISTANCE: APPROXIMATELY 530KM
SHORT COURSE OPTION: YES
MAXIMUM DURATION: 7 DAYS
RACE DATE: SUNDAY 10TH MARCH – SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2019
EXPECTED WINNING TIME: APPROXIMATELY 3-4 DAYS
MAXIMUM TEAM NUMBER: STRICTLY LIMITED – BE WARNED, THESE WILL GO FAST
TEAM FORMAT: TEAMS OF 4. TEAMS MUST CONTAIN ONE FEMALE TO BE RANKED. ALL MALE TEAMS PERMITTED BUT WILL NOT BE RANKED
SUPPORT CREWS: NONE REQUIRED (‘UNSUPPORTED’)
DIFFICULTY RATING: EXTREME (TRAIN AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY)