The OA sponsored team of RAF Officers has started the 10 day adventure.
The team comprises of four RAF officers: Squadron Leader Jamie Buckle, Squadron Leader Penny Grayson, Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butterfield and Flight Lieutenant Laura Frowen. They entered the race as part of the RAF centenary celebrations, and their team number is 100.
The GODZone Pure is in the stunning Fiordland of New Zealand. More than 390 racers, from around the world, are competing in unsupported teams of four, travelling across approximately 373 miles (600km) of wilderness.
The race consists of up to 10 days of non-stop racing, including sleeping in the elements, navigating at night, as well as canyoning, coasteering, kayaking, running, mountain biking, orienteering, packrafting and trekking. Team members must be within 100 metres of each another at all times.