2024 NZ Secondary School Canoe Racing National Championships


Mar 20 - Mar 22


Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua

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Karen Simpson

The inaugural 2024 New Zealand Secondary School Canoe Racing National Championships will be held over two and half days at the spectacular Lake Tikitapu, in conjunction with the NZ Waka Ama Secondary School National Championships.

This is a School Sport New Zealand sanctioned event.
Racing will include single person kayaks (K1) in 250m races and distance events (between 1.5-2.5km depending on age group), and 4x100m school team relay races.

Age group divisions will include 14&Under, 16&Under and 18&Under.  This event is disability inclusive and will include para canoe racing.

Canoe Racing NZ aims to lower barriers to participation through the provision of equipment across all divisions.

See event details and information in 2024 NZSS Canoe Racing National Championships Event Guide.

Entry Information:

Registrations are to be completed through your school via the EnterNow online entry system – https://www.enternow.co.nz/enternow-app/crnz

Contact your school’s team manager/sports coordinator to enter.

For School Sports Coordinators- EnterNow User Guide


Entry Fees 

  • $35 per paddler
  • $15 for paddlers who are also entered in the Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals

Entries close by midnight on Tuesday 27th February 2024.


Wednesday 20th March- Distance races (3.30pm start)
Thursday 21st March- K1 heats/semis & school team relays
Friday 22nd March- K1 Finals & prizegiving

See 2024 NZSS Canoe Racing National Championships Event Guide for full schedule and event information.