Canoe Marathon and SUP Paddlers in Geelong for Australian and Oceania Championships

The 2023 Oceania and Paddle Australia (PA) Canoe Marathon Championships and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Flatwater Championships are coming to Geelong this Easter long weekend.

While Australia has a long history of developing both participation and competition in the Canoe Marathon discipline, this year will mark the inaugural Ocean Championships for the fast-growing discipline of SUP.

Over 300 athletes are registered to take part in this weekend’s championships, with athletes from the U12 category all the way through to the veterans category competing at the Geelong Canoe Club on the Barwon River. Australia will be the most heavily represented nation at the Championships, but PA looks forward to welcoming international athletes from New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Before the competition gets underway, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know including schedules and how to stay up to date.

  1. When is the 2023 Oceania & PA Canoe Marathon & SUP Championships being held?

Athletes have already arrived in Victoria for the 2023 Oceania & PA Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships, with the official training and briefing on Thursday 6 April, and the competition running over four days from Friday 7 April – Monday 10 April.

There will be two sessions on Friday with short course Marathon events contested. Marathon long course and SUP sprints will be held over four sessions on Saturday, with Marathon long course doubles and SUP long course events over three sessions on Sunday.

A fun half-day on Monday will see the Marathon long course mixed doubles champions crowned, as well as the K4, C4 and SUP Relays.

  1. How can I stay up-to-date with the latest results?

Results will be posted after each session via the Paddle Victoria Marathon Webscorer platform HERE

  1. Where can I find out more information about the event?

For information on the event, including course distances, maps, age groups, information booklets, merchandise and more, check out the bespoke Paddle Victoria website for the Championships HERE

  1. How can I see who is competing?

The event start lists are on the Paddle Victoria Marathon Webscorer platform HERE

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