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Team Merrell GODZone Film ‘Alphas Assemble’ Out Now

Well today we’re proud to announce the release of a full documentary exclusively on The Pack. We’ve made two versions: a shorter 5 minute version, and a longer 25 minute edit. Both can be viewed on The GODZone’s Epic Trail page.

Tobias Mews GODZone

Watch the Merrell GODZone adventure trailer now!

Exciting news! We’re working on a short film about the amazing GODZone adventure our four Alphas went on back in March.

GODZone finishing celebrations

Team Merrell crosses the GODZone finish line

It’s over. After five days, 20 hours and 24 minutes, the four members of the new look Team Merrell crossed the finish line, and celebrated with some well earned champagne.

Tobias Mews GODZone

GODZone day six update

We’re approaching the end of GODZone now, and Team Merrell has put in a superhuman effort so far, with only a small part of the 500km race to go.

Merrell GODZone Day 5

GODZone day five update

Day 5 was one of the best for Team Merrell in the GODZone, featuring a 38km hike across the Glynn Wye Range to the Hurunui River.

Catalina Gerstle

Catalina Gerstle: “I couldn’t raise my leg to walk”

We caught up with Catalina in New Zealand to get her thoughts on the race, her recovery, and her plans for the future.

GODZone Day 4 Merrell

GODZone day four update

Day four of the GODZone race continues apace, with a new addition to Team Merrell: Sabrina Verjee. She was part of another team – Movie AR – who lost a member to injury and decided not to continue.

GODZone Day 2


The gruelling 300-mile-plus, multi-discipline GODZone race continues. Team Merrell had an epic day yesterday climbing Mount Tapuae O Uenku, the highest peak in the northeast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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GODZone – Day One Gallery

Team 41 Merrell Alpha Pack are making good progress in the GODZone Adventure Race. Despite the loss of Catalina Gerstle – out with a knee injury – the team is looking strong. Here are just a few pictures from the TA03 transition.

Godzone, Team Merrell Alpha Pack line up for the start

Team Merrell Alpha Pack’s Graham Bird revs up for Godzone

The Merrell Alpha Pack team leader talks about the team’s approach to one of the world’s toughest adventure races, the grueling schedule and the challenges they’ll face along the way.