2018 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships


19 and 20 May 2018. Westlakes, Adelaide, South Australia.

Marathon canoeing involes racing canoes or kayaks over distances greater than 10km in flatwater rivers and lakes. Marathon racing is participated in at club, state, national and international levels with Australia being strong a player in the discipline particularly at the 2003 World Championships in Spain and 2004 World championships in Norway.
South Australia was well represented in the 2006 Marathon World Championships in Portugal. Bennet Maxwell and Luke Morrison paired up in the K2 event and Dale Thomson and Michael Knauer in the U18 K2 event.

The major clubs supporting marathon racing in South Australia are West Lakes, Holbfast Bay, Onkaparinga, Christian Brothers College and of course the Marathon Canoe Club of South Australia. The Marathon Canoe Club also holds a three day ultra marathon event on the Murray River in June each year with the paddlers competing over distances of 100km, 200km or in a 200km relay. Marathon racing is open to paddlers of all ages and skill level with a great variety of classes of racing, as it is often more of a challenge just to complete the course rather than get there in a rush!

Adelaide was fortunate enough to hold the 1994, 1999 and 2006 Australian Marathon Canoe Championships at West Lakes thereby settting the standard for these competitors in Australia. In 2005, Canoe SA also hosted the Australian Masters Games Sprint and Marathon and will be doing so again in 2007. Perth, Australia also played host to the World Marathon Championships in 2006.

Marathon canoeing is a great way to get fit, enjoy good company and see some of Australia’s best waterways. With a program of races running all year round between the clubs, beginners are always welcome, so why not come along and have a go!

Marathon Clubs South Australia

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Jun

WRCC Introduction Session

Club House, 2 Railway Pde, Thorneside
24 June, 2018
7:00am- 9:30am
Discipline(s):
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: club
24
Jun

Intro to kayaking

Swan Canoe Club. Mosman Park
24 June, 2018
8:00am- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Recreational - Flatwater
Type of Event: Training
Level of Event: club
28
Jun

Moonlight Paddle

Swan Canoe Club and local Swan River area.
28 June, 2018
Discipline(s): Recreational - Flatwater
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: club
30
Jun

Introduction to White Water Kayaking

Walyunga National Park (TBC)
30 June, 2018
Discipline(s): Recreational - Whitewater
Type of Event: Education
Level of Event: club
30-1
Jun-Jul

Bribie Island to Moreton (G2)

Parking lot on Boyd St, Bribie Island
30 June - 1 July, 2018
8:00am- 12:30pm
Discipline(s): Recreational - Sea Kayaking
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: club
1
Jul

2018 John Newton Team Boat Challenge

Preston Park, Currumbin Waters
1 July, 2018
9:00am- 12:00am
Discipline(s): Marathon,Ocean Racing,Outrigger,Sprint
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state
1
Jul

Chillout - Kayak Games

Nudgee Beach
1 July, 2018
10:00am- 1:00pm
Discipline(s): Multisport
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: state
2
Jul

Chillout - Kayak Games

Shorncliffe
2 July, 2018
10:00am- 1:00pm
Discipline(s): Multisport
Type of Event: Recreation
Level of Event: state
4
Jul

Inter-Disciplinary TC Meeting #2

Fitzy´s Loganholme
4 July, 2018
Discipline(s):
Type of Event: Competition
Level of Event: state