Kathmandu Coast to Coast

Where: Kumara Racecourse, Otira Hwy, Kumara, Grey

Restrictions: All Ages

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The Kathmandu Coast to Coast is an iconic multisport event based in the South Island of New Zealand.

The Kathmandu Coast to Coast covers 243 kilometres as competitors in the one day Multisport World Championship ‘Longest Day’ and two day event traverse the width of the South Island to finish in Christchurch at the Pier on New Brighton beach that sees large crowds gather to welcome the athlete’s home.

Held every February the race starts on the West Coast, at Kumara beach and traverses the width of the South Island, crossing the main divide where competitors reach over 1000 metres above sea level, finishing on the East Coast in Christchurch. 2015 saw the finish at the Pier on New Brighton beach for the first time.

The first official race was held on February 26 and 27 in 1983 with 79 competitors. Today over 800 athletes line up to run, cycle and kayak across the South Island.

1987 saw “The Longest Day”, a one day ‘World Championship event introduced. The Coast to Coast has become a rite of passage for multisport athletes from around the world with over 19,000 people having completed in the event in 35 years.

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