Canoe Marathon

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.

Canoe Marathon Technical Committee Contacts

Chair – Jeremy Dunn –

Ex-officio Member – Martyn Clancy-Lowe –

Member – Thomas Balaam –

Member – Joe Alia

Member – Bob Turner

Member – Margi Bohm

Secretary – Connie Todaro –

Date Event Location Discipline
7 October 2017 QLD Canoe Marathon State Championships Lake Samsonvale Canoe Marathon
18 - 20 May 2018 2018 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships (Incorporating Oceania) West Lakes, SA Canoe Marathon