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What is adventure?

‘An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity”

Adventure is about experiencing life. It is about looking at the world from a different perspective. It is choosing to see the beauty from the ordinary and finding ways on how to do it differently. It is about treading a different path, embracing your individuality and connecting with nature.

Adventure is not just hanging off a cliff on a rope it is exploring where you are and choosing to look at it differently. It’s going on a road trip not because you want to reach a particular destination, but because the journey there would awesome! 

Adventure is thinking big about who you are. It’s about identity, life and legacy. It fosters curiosity, grit, determination and resilience. Adventure is about getting outside our comfort zone, breaking your routine and committing to the lessons we learn in the outdoors, rising to challenges and unveiling our true potential. 

Every day can be an adventure.

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Our lives today are fast-paced, technology-packed bundles of busyness. Between work, the commute, taking care of the family, cooking and cleaning, watching television, connecting on social media, and more, we’re spending an average of 90% of our time sitting down indoors. This is not good and is having a negative impact on our physical and mental health.

We believe it is time we unplugged, switched off the devices and stepped outside.

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Adventure, the outdoors and radical thinking is a growing movement. What we do is designed for that emerging wave. Our focus is on opportunity and completion – not competition. Our aim is to delight through unexpected surprises and enabling people to do their best – at whatever level that may be. Our aim also is to unite people through collective achievement and a common appreciation of the outdoors. In short we aim to WOW.

How we do this is, we believe, quite exceptional. Like our name it’s fun, it’s different. Like our name, it’s out there. Like ‘one day, someone will think up this crazy stuff and do it’ is out there. That someone is us. And that stuff isn’t always crazy. Sometimes it’s obvious. It’s just that no one has been clever enough or crazy enough or daring enough to do it before now. 

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exciting new move for adventure racing in IrelandDear Adventure Racers,

We are delighted to announce some exciting news for the sport of adventure racing on the island of Ireland.

Over the past few months a number of adventure racing enthusiasts have come together to explore the idea of establishing a representative body for the sport of adventure racing in Ireland. We have all enjoyed the sport for years and we all believe that the sport needs a formal structure for it to develop and grow over the coming years. A working group was formed and after much work over the past three months and we are now are now ready to launch Adventure Racing Ireland (ARI).

ARI will aim to bring the adventure racing community throughout the island of Ireland to work collectively to develop the sport. It aims to develop and promote standards and good practice for the sport, will work to expand and develop a calendar of AR races, will provide training opportunities for members and support the setup of adventure racing clubs. The vision, mission and objectives of the new association are all set out in a draft constitution, and we invite everyone to read this on the new website www.adventureracing.ie
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In the beginning it was one of life's grandest adventures. But by the end it would become a desperate bid to do what only two others in history had ever done.

In January 2017, human-powered adventurer Grant Rawlinson began a journey by row boat and bicycle that he planned would take him 12,000km from Singapore to New Zealand.

It was a journey never before attempted and included a world-first attempt at rowing from Singapore to Australia with expedition partner Charlie Smith; a cycle across the Australian continent; and then an attempt to become only the third solo adventurer in history to row across the notoriously dangerous Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.

It was an expedition that had all the hallmarks of a Boy's Own adventure. And in the beginning, as Rawlinson and Smith rowed through the archipelago of Indonesia, it was indeed a classic adventure story – rowing 24 hours a day, dodging ships, stopping at remote fishing villages, battling storms and the brutal tropical heat... the adventures appeared endless.

But as film maker Alistair Harding followed Rawlinson and Smith's world-first row from Singapore to Australia. And then continued to follow Rawlinson's cycle across the great southern continent – all the while the Tasman Sea lay in wait, just over the horizon. And the story of one of nature's most notorious stretches of water began to emerge.

The crossing of the Tasman Sea is known as arguably the rarest adventure on earth simply because of the brutal difficulties it poses and the rarity of success adventurers have had upon it. History is littered with failures – Andrew McAuley's ill-fated 2007 attempt to kayak across it stands out most after he went missing just 56km short of land. And then there's also the disastrous 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race in which 5 boats sunk, 7 were abandoned and 6 sailors perished.

Astonishingly, the only two solo adventurers to have crossed the Tasman Sea by row boat, at the time of filming, were the father and son pair of Colin and Shaun Quincey. Colin, who rowed from New Zealand to Australia in 1977 – and Shaun, who made the return journey, on behalf of his father, from Australia to New Zealand in 2010. And therefore, as Rawlinson arrived at the East Coast of Australia, to look out over the daunting Tasman Sea, the score was Quinceys 2. Rest of the world 0.

What follows is the story of human ambition colliding with the forces of nature. It is Rawlinson's story first. But also the Quincey's stories of extraordinary success and inspiration. And too, the back-story of Scott Donaldson – the man who during the filming would become the first person to kayak across the Tasman – and who had already come heart-breakingly close on a previous attempt when he was plucked from the sea by helicopter in sight of land.

But ultimately, it is the story of nature's power. Taking its title from Colin Quincey's own words that willpower will only get you so far and ultimately human-kind has only a small say in its own destiny:

"Anyone can attempt to do it. But it's absolutely dependent on the weather and the sea. You can plan everything and look at all the charts and all the weather. But ultimately the sea decides whether they're going to allow you to cross or not".

At times, it is a brutal and unforgiving story that will make you wince and wonder just how far you would go for ambition. At other times it lays bare the extraordinary power of dreams, the value of failure and the importance of inspiration and purpose to the evolution of the human species.

But most of all, it is an awe-inspiring glimpse of nature’s power and a reminder that we humans are never masters of it, but always products of it.
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Change to GODZone for next year

“To ensure GODZone can happen if the country is at Level 1 or Level 2 restriction next year we have now pivoted to a ‘supported’ style race that is in line with historic adventure races such as the Southern Traverse and the newly revived Eco Challenge that recently aired on Amazon Prime. This also opens up options for more Kiwi teams to race the event."

To read more about these developments click here:
godzoneadventure.com/godzone-receives-funding-moves-to-supported-race-format/Some big announcements this week as GODZone receives Government funding to ensure the events viability whilst the race pivots to a new supported delivery format.
GODZone Event Director Warren Bates says the critical funding signifies the importance and recognition of the iconic adventure event through challenging times.
"It was hoped that international borders would return to some form of normality but that looks increasingly remote. The absence of overseas travel is very disappointing for our international teams and has had a major impact on the event.”
“To ensure GODZone can happen if the country is at Level 1 or Level 2 restriction next year we have now pivoted to a ‘supported’ style race that is in line with historic adventure races such as the Southern Traverse and the newly revived Eco Challenge that recently aired on Amazon Prime. This also opens up options for more Kiwi teams to race the event."
To read more about these developments click here:
godzoneadventure.com/godzone-receives-funding-moves-to-supported-race-format/
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Change to GODZone for next year 

“To ensure GODZone can happen if the country is at Level 1 or Level 2 restriction next year we have now pivoted to a ‘supported’ style race that is in line with historic adventure races such as the Southern Traverse and the newly revived Eco Challenge that recently aired on Amazon Prime. This also opens up options for more Kiwi teams to race the event. 

To read more about these developments click here:
https://godzoneadventure.com/godzone-receives-funding-moves-to-supported-race-format/
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