Celebrating National Volunteer Week with Canoe Marathon Community

Volunteers are integral to the fabric of the paddling community, and this National Volunteer Week, Paddle Australia is celebrating those who give their time...

AUSTRALIAN CANOE MARATHON TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Paddle Australia is pleased to confirm the Australian teams for the 2024 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. The 2024 ICF Canoe Marathon Masters World Championships...

2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships a Success in South Australia

Hosted at Encounter Lakes in South Australia, the 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships saw more than 200 paddlers take part from...

South Australia set to host 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships

The 2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon and SUP Championships will begin tomorrow morning on Australia’s south coast, with the best paddlers from around Australia...

Aussies wrap up 2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

The 2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and Masters Championships in Vejen, Denmark, witnessed a strong Australian presence with 33 athletes competing across the...

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

Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Technical Committee (PACMTC)

  • Jerry Dunn (Chair)
  • John Young (Vice Chair)
  • Naomi Johnson, (Athlete Rep)
  • Doug Hodson
  • Bob Turner
  • Cathy Venning
  • Marc Brehin

Strategic Plan for Canoe Marathon in Australia