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


Check out the current promotion from Kathmandu around the schools and adults packages up for grabs and check back here to see who the event is supporting for the 2017 event or click here to contact us in regards to support through the Academy or if you would like to provide support tot the Academy.


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 2017 Kathmandu Coast to Coast.


The winning team will receive the School’s Summit Academy Package, including

  • an exclusive coaching session with Kathmandu Coast to Coast winner Steve Gurney,
  • a $3,000 cash prize to help with race expenses,
  • Kathmandu gear and Salomon shoes to the value of $5,000,
  • race entry,
  • a Grade Two white water Kayak course,
  • plus the use of a road bike and kayak while training and competing.



Adult's Basecamp Academy


Additional to the School's Summit Academy, Kathmandu are supporting an Adult Basecamp Academy. The Basecamp Academy is being set up to provide support to a range of groups or individuals who would otherwise not be able to compete or have a special circumstances.


Adult’s Basecamp Academy Package First Place package is:

  • Salomon shoes and Kathmandu gear to the maximum value of REG $2,000 per team or individual

  • One Free entry into the 2017 Kathmandu Coast to Coast event for one team or one individual

  • Free camping spot at Kumara Junction for team members and support crew on the night of the 9th February 2017

  • Free camping spot at Klondyke corner for team members and support crew on the night of the 10th February 2017

  • Free coaching and mentoring, organised by Ultimate Event Productions for the team from Steve Gurney*

*If the winner is from Australia, coaching and mentoring will be done via phone


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 before Thursday 25 August 2016 at 5.00pm.

Read the Kathmandu Coast to Coast Academy Terms and Conditions.