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...

Canoe Marathon World Championships to get underway in Denmark next week

Australia will be proudly represented by 33 athletes at the 2023 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Vejen, Denmark, which gets underway on Monday...

10 Aussies line up at 85th Descenso Internacional del Sella

On Saturday, 5th August, ten Australian Canoe Marathon paddlers participated in the 85th ‘Descenso Internacional del Sella’ or Sella Descent. The 20km river race from...

2023 Australian Canoe Marathon Teams Announced

Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the Australian Canoe Marathon Team for 2023. Following selection at the 2023 PA Canoe Marathon Championships in Geelong...

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...

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.


January 2019


2023 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Team SCS – 20/03/2023


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


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

Strategic Plan for Canoe Marathon in Australia