Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run
Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run
Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run
Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run
Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run

Guided Goat Pass Mountain Run

Regular price $269.00
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Get to know Goat Pass with us!


Most of our run trips are now booked. Please email us to check availability. 

Return transport from Christchurch is included!

It is essential to know the correct way over this often unmarked technical mountain run, whether you are racing to win, looking for a PB, conserving energy or chasing important cut off times.

Topsport Kayaking offers professional guided trips over the Kathmandu Coast to Coast mountain run stage. Our local guides Sam Manson and Daniel Jones know this route inside and out. Our trips are run in small groups to ensure you get the best experience possible with plenty of interaction with your guide. You will get the opportunity to ask plenty of questions, take notes, photos, and even videos that you can review after your trip if you want to.  

Our guides are well trained to ensure your safety is the top priority. From river crossings to managing both mountain and bush environments as well as temperamental weather. We carry all the right gear to ensure we are well prepared to look after you.   

We cater for all abilities so don't be shy if you think you might be slow. Same goes if your a speedster, you're in the right place. Our team will help save you valuable time on race day with your route choice. 

To complete this trip it is highly recommended that you have reasonable fitness level to run/power walk 25km and that you have done some training off road trial running and have found a local spot to practice some rock hopping. 

Download everything you need to know here!

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.


Here's what our runners have to say:

"Had a fab day out on Goats Pass with the guys from Topsport. Learned some new lines, and thanks to Sam and Dan grew in confidence. Managed to take an hour off my time. Would definitely recommend, thanks guys" Warren Brown, December 2020

"Preparing for my first Coast I did Goat Pass with Topsport. The conditions were challenging but the team made the day fun and safe. Dan, Lachie, and Ryan made sure we had a good time while learning lots. It gave me a load of confidence and set me up for a great Coast." Steve Hodgson, January 2021

"Thank you for the brilliant mountain run training. As an older (Female Classic) first timer, I was incredibly nervous. I was made to feel immediately welcome, the pace of the run was spot on, and the insights and technique guidance invaluable. I did the Mountain run 45 minutes faster than I expected on race day.  A special thank you to Lachie who told me to trust my shoes – with that mantra the confidence and speed in my rock running improved exponentially" Kay Chapman January 2021

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