Australian Canoe Marathon Champions crowned on the Gold Coast

The highly anticipated Paddle Australia 2022 Canoe Marathon Championships were held on the Gold Coast over the weekend. It was the first canoe marathon national...
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Five Things You Need To Know For The PA Canoe Marathon Championships

From today and until the 24th April, the Gold Coast will host the 2022 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Championships, organised together with Paddle Queensland...
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Nominate for the 2022 PA Canoe Marathon Championships on the Gold Coast

Paddle Queensland will host the 2022 Paddle Australia (PA) Canoe Marathon Championships on the Gold Coast from 22-24 April. It will be the first time...
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PA Canoe Marathon – Newsletter 1

Dear Canoe Marathon Community, Thank you to everyone for your patience while PA, the relevant State Paddle Associations (SPAs), our Canoe Marathon Technical Committee and...
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Introducing the #MyPaddleOz digital campaign

We all know paddling is a favourite Australian pastime, and every day thousands of Aussies are putting on their life jackets and jumping in...

Marathon Racing involves paddling over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Australia has many long rivers well suited for Marathon canoeing.  Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like the World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. National Championships are raced over approximately 38-42km.

The longest Marathon Race in Australia is the VicSuper Murray Marathon where competitors will paddle from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill a distance of 404km over five days to help raise funds for the YMCA.

Newsletters

January 2019

2022 SELECTION CRITERIA SUPPLEMENT

2022 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Team17/03/2022
2022 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Masters Team17/03/2022

2020 SELECTION CRITERIA SUPPLEMENT

2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Team14/02/2020
2020 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Masters Team14/02/2020

Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Technical Committee (PACMTC)

  • Jerry Dunn (Chair)
  • Naomi Johnson, (Athlete Rep)
  • John Young
  • Doug Hodson
  • Bob Turner

Strategic Plan for Canoe Marathon in Australia