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The Speight's Coast to Coast, NZ

The Speight's Coast to Coast

Founded in 1983 by Robin Judkins, the Speight's Coast to Coast is one of the world’s longest running multi-sports events. Developing and growing in competitor numbers over the years the event has stages to accommodate professional athletes to the weekend warriors. Introduced in 1989, the one day race, titled the World Multisport Championship, see’s professional athletes complete the course in close to 11 hours. The other end of the field sees some in the two-day race taking closer to 24 hours over the two day race.

The Coast to Coast has become almost a right of passage for multisport athletes from around the world with over 18,000 people having completed the event in the 32 years to date

Course Profile:

Held every February this iconic multisport begins on foot from the black sands of the West coast, at Kumara beach and crosses the main divide by bike,run and kayak traversing the width of the South Island of New Zealand finishing on the East Coast. In 2015 for the first time the finish will be at the Pier on New Brighton beach. 

Speights Coast to Coast multisport race NZ

Speights Coast to Coast multisport race NZ

Emily O’Leary Icebreaker Account Manager- Lower South Island, competed in the Speights Coast to Coast 2015 and got an amazing result of 10th in her age group, 11th women over all and most impressively the fastest women for the last 70km bike.

“I loved the race and Icebreaker gear was key to enjoying it as it was super chilly on the river”.- Emily O’Leary

Emily Icebreaker Coast to Coast Outside Sports NZ

Emily Icebreaker Coast to Coast Outside Sports NZ

Emily Icebreaker Coast to Coast Outside Sports NZ

Prize Money for the Men and Women’s One Day events only

1st - $10,000
2nd - $2,000
3rd - $1,000

Stage 1: 3km Run

Stage 2: 55km Cycle

Stage 3: 33km Mountain Run

Stage 4: 15km Road Cycle / 1km Run

Stage 5: 70km Kayak / 400m Run

Stage 6: 68km Cycle

Outside Sports has a great range of clothing, equipment and nutrition to help you get race ready. Get your bike in top shape at one of our bike workshops in Queenstown or Wanaka, from specialized mechanics with great advice and race help with Body Geometry Bike Fit sessions.

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