Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to be a lead participant, what is the criteria?

Krazy Kosci Klimb participants are aged between 12 - 20 years old and are living with cerebral palsy.  Participants need to be a client of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.  Participants also need a supportive family or network of people as they will be required to attend team meetings and fundraise as a team.  Your family or network will also need to be physically fit as the climb is 18km and they will need to assist the participant get to the top of Mt Kosciusko and then down again.

How many people are in a team?

Each team is made up of up to 9 people. This includes the participant and three family members, four people from the team sponsor and a team leader from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. 

When can I register my interest to be a lead participant?

To register your interest in being a lead participant for the Krazy Kosci Klimb check the website in June each year as this is when we seek expressions of interest. Expressions of interest are only open in July.

Unfortunately, not everyone that applies will get a position for the Krazy Kosci Klimb as numbers are limited. You will be notified if you are successful, it may take up to 6 weeks from when expressions of interest close.

How much does it cost to participate?

For the lead participants and your family team members your accommodation and meals at the Jindabyne Sport & Recreation Centre are covered by your team sponsor.  You are required to make your own way down to Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains.

How much is it to sponsor a team?

Each team sponsorship package is a commitment of $10,000.  The $10,000 covers the cost of all members of the sponsored family to attend the event, as well as four of your companies employees – covering accommodation and all meals. To find out more information contact us for a Sponsorship Proposal.

What support will be provided in the lead up to the event?

The Krazy Kosci Klimb is a journey that commences five months prior to the event. During this time we hold two team support meetings to assist you in getting ready for the challenge.

The two meetings will be held at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance head office at Allambie Heights and it is expected that all teams attend both of these meetings.

In addition to a comprehensive overview of the event and what you can expect, we will provide you with training tips on getting fit and ready to take on the challenge, as well as support in helping you with your fundraising.

There will be regular emails from the event team and there is an event manager that you can contact during business hours, should you have any questions or need assistance.

How much am I expected to fundraise?

Fundraising is part of the challenge and you will be raising money in support of the Sports Program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance. 

Every family team is set a nominal goal of raising $1,500, with the hope that your whole teams will raise between $8,000 and $9,500 on average. Previously, some teams have raised over $30,000.

I have an electric wheelchair – can I participate?

Electric wheelchairs are not permitted on the summit track for safety reasons. If you would like to participate we have a limited amount of all terrain wheelchairs which are available for use.  Please contact the Event manager to discuss what options may be available.

Will my manual wheelchair be ok on the dirt track?

The All terrain wheelchairs are the most comfortable and manouverable for the climb.  These are the preferred option as participants may be in their chair between 6-8 hours. 

If you have a manual wheelchair and you would prefer to use it we have freewheel attachments that are available.  https://www.gofreewheel.com/video

Prior to the event our team will need to assess your manual wheelchair and advise if a freewheel is suitable.  This will be done at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights campus.

Can I use my custom bike?

Most custom bikes are fine to use on the track up until Checkpoint 4 but are not permitted past this point, for safety reasons.  This is a strict guideline by the National Parks that we are required to adhere too.

If you have any questions please contact the Events Manager.

Can I bring an extra family/team member?

If you would like to bring an extra family member or team member over and above the team limit you can put in a request to the Event Manager.  Availability is dependent on venue capacity. There may be a cost for extra members. 

If you have any questions please contact the Events Manager.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our Krazy Kosci Klimb Event Manager, Jane via:

Email:  janemorgan@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: 02 9975 8749

Or fill in the online form here.

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