NATIONAL 24 HOUR RELAY CHALLENGE
The main aim of this event is to allow clubs from all around australia to compete against each other, while staying at home and paddling their own piece of water; or combining with another club for some inter-club rivalry. Teams can enter in the usual classes – junior, open, vetrans, ladies, mens and mixed, and so that everyone has a chance of winning a handicapping system, the same as used in the Hawkesbury Classic, will apply.
This year the race is being run as a fundraiser, one of the causes being looked at is the Paralympics, however clubs are not obligated to raise money.
When is it?
Start time will be 10am Saturday 26th November. Finish time will be 10am Sunday 27th November.
Where is it?
For South Australian teams the event will be held at West Lakes. The course will start and finish at Canoe SA / West Lakes Canoe Club at the northern end of the lake. Teams are able to rest and sleep in the Canoe SA function room upstairs during the event.
What does it involve?
Basically you get together a group of 6 people to form a team. The first paddler races around a 5km circuit while their team mates cheer them on from the bank or gets a few hours of sleep. When the first paddler finishes their 5km the next team member goes and so on for 24 hours straight. The aim is to paddle the most number of km in the 24 hour period. Sounds easy? The record to break was set by the Patterson Lakes Canoe Club who clocked up a huge 285km.
And don't forget to fundraise before the event, ask family, friends, your school to support your team.
How do I enter?
If you are interested in taking part contact Canoe South Australia on 8240 3294 or email to email@example.com for registration forms and event rules. You can either register a team of 6 or if you dont have a team yet you can give us your name and we will find you a team.
Visit the Burley Griffin Canoe Club website below.