Fifty five teams entered Chapter 4 that kicked off at the foot of the Fantail Falls below Mt Brewster. In total, 14 countries were represented -Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand , South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom & the USA - showing the appeal of New Zealand’s South Island as the World’s leading adventure racing location. There was a particularly strong showing from New Zealand teams who were well aware of how quick entries would sell out. Every level of experience was represented with the two best teams in the World, Seagate & Columbia Vidaraid, going head to head in battle once again, along side a number of teams who had not competed in an expedition length race before. The consensus was that this was once again an incredibly strong line up of teams with many of the younger generation keen to make their mark on GODZone.