Coast to Coast January Training Course 2023
Coast to Coast Training Course | January Multisport Kayaking Course
Coast to Coast Training Course | January Multisport Kayaking Course
Coast to Coast January Training Course 2023

Coast to Coast January Training Course 2023

Regular price $1,299.00
Tax included.


Including the 2023 Classic River Race! 

This course is currently sold out for 2023. Please still contact us if are you are  interested in this course as people's plans often change. 

Where do we start! If you are training for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast and living outside of Canterbury then this is the week for you. Join our talented Topsport Kayaking and Running Specialists for a week of on course training and racing. Spend 3 days on the river section of the course including the Waimakariri Gorge then take a trip over the famous Goat Pass Mountain Run route. Finish the week off in style racing in the prestigious Classic River Race on Saturday the 14th of January 2023.

Date: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th of January 2023

Download everything you need to know here!
What's Included

Topsport will provide you with:

  • A kayak and kayak transport for 3 days on the river and the Classic River Race 
  • A PFD, Paddle and Helmet if required 
  • Return transport for the week from our Christchurch meeting point each day 
  • Accommodation transfers can be arranged depending on where you stay 
  • 3 days of kayak instruction on the Coast to Coast course 
  • A Grade II Certificate Assessment for the Coast to Coast Race if required 
  • 1 Day of instruction over the Coast to Coast Mountain Run course 
  • Support, transport and a kayak to compete in the Classic River Race 

* Note Classic River Race entry fee is not included. You still need to enter the race when entries open later in the year.

Travelling Athlete Info

If you are travelling from outside of Christchurch to spend some time with us on the river or over the mountain here is some information to help plan you trip.

Download the info here.


These requirements are in place for your safety and to ensure we can fit you in one of our boats (if required)

  • You must be able to swim 
  • Weigh less than 110kg
  • Be shorter than 6'4.

Please contact us to discuss options if you don’t the fit these requirements.


Topsport Kayaking Specialists Limited Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy allows clients to reschedule or cancel their booked course or guided trip provided enough notice is given. This policy helps support our small business when there is not enough time to replace a booking if someone cancels their space at short notice. 

Cancelling or rescheduling your course or trip

If for any reason you need to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run, you will receive a refund minus our cancelation fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 days before your Grade II Course, Gorge Trip or Mountain Run. If enough notice is given Topsport Kayaking will gladly re-book your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run to a new available date at no charge. However if you cancel or reschedule your course or trip inside of this time period the full amount is still payable.

We deduct a cancellation fee for ALL courses and guided trips that are cancelled by our clients. Your amount refunded depends on the amount of notice you provide as above.

Our Cancelation fee’s are as follows:

  • Grade II Certificate Course - $149
  • Guided River Trip - $39
  • Guided Run Trip - $27
  • Guided Run/River Combo - $59
  • The Next Level - $63 
  • The Next Step - $49

Cancelling Part of your Grade II Course

If for some reason you are unable to attend a day or days of your kayak course we will try to rebook you with another group, if successful there is an additional cost of $190 per day. There is a no refund for the days missed.

Weather & Flow Conditions

Safety requirements may force us to cancel your kayak course, gorge trip or mountain run for a number possible of reasons (eg. bad weather, river flow level, wind, etc). If we need to cancel your trip we will contact you as soon as possible. We may be forced to cancel your trip the morning-of or the day prior, if this happens you will be either: 1) Refunded the full amount of your trip fee (minus your booking fee) OR 2) You may choose to re-book to a new date at no additional charge. In exceptional circumstances we may need to cancel your trip after travelling to the start location or even part-way through your trip as conditions change. Typically we decide prior to leaving town but sometimes we make the extra effort to make an important trip take place e.g race week and overseas clients. If this happens there is a minimum cost of $100 pp. Our standards are to cancel are trip using the latest weather and flow resources BEFORE we leave town but occasionally the forecast is incorrect and we do not know until arriving at the start location.

Cancelling your Coast to Coast Kayak Hire Booking

Topsport Kayaking will gladly cancel your Coast to Coast kayak hire booking provided you contact us at least 4 weeks before the hire period. A cancellation charge to the value of 20% of the original hire fee will be deducted. You will be credited back the balance through your original form of payment. If you cancel your hire out of this time period the full amount is still payable.


Any cancellation due to Covid restrictions is to be a credit. 

What if I book now and COVID-19 ruins my plans?

If we have to call a course or trip off due to COVID-19 restrictions within NZ, we'll be happy to reschedule your booking to a later date a no additional charge. When this is not possible we'll issue you with a credit for a future course.

If you are travelling from overseas, we are happy to accept your booking, however we cannot accept any responsibility for your inability to attend due to border / travel restrictions arising as a result from the COVID-19 pandemic. So you'll be subject to our standard cancellation policy. 

The topsport team

Why choose us?

All of the staff here at Topsport have competed in many multisport races at a high level, including the iconic Coast to Coast. We know what it takes to get down the river safely, with the right technology while having a good time. 

Learn More About Our Team