Kathmandu Academy

The Kathmandu Coast to Coast Academy has been designed to support a range of different initiatives to foster participation in the event, from charitable, social and school programs to the future stars. The Academy brings these groups and supports together under one recognisable banner.


School's Summit Academy


Kathmandu is encouraging high schools and sports clubs nationwide to nominate a three-person team for the chance to receive the ultimate package for New Zealand’s leading multi-sport event - the gruelling 2020 Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

School's Summit Academy;

  • Prize is awarded to one team only
  • Kathmandu gear to the maximum value of REG$1,000 per team
  • One Free entry into the NZSSSC sanctioned 2020 Kathmandu Coast to Coast Schools Two Day team event (3 person team). One team member will compete in the run, one the bike and the other the kayak section. The race is held on the 7 and 8 February 2020
  • Free camping spot at Kumara Junction for team members and support crew on the night of 6 February 2020
  • Free coaching and mentoring, organised by Ultimate Event Productions with Steve Gurney for the team
  • Support for one team member in finding a suitable Grade Two white water Kayak course
  • Loan of a road cycle for training and use during the event courtesy of AvantiPlus Fleet Cycles in Christchurch
  • Use of 1 x Barracuda Enigma Kayak for training for and during the event, including Rasdex PFD, and Rasdex Deck
  • Kathmandu Coast to Coast branded race kit


Applications are open to current Summit Club members only who correctly complete the application form and waiver form and submit to info@coasttocoast.co.nz by Friday 30th August 2019 at 5.00pm.

Previous Kathmandu Academy Recipients

2019 - Aotea College (Porirua)

2018 - St Thomas of Canterbury College & Linwood College