Canoe Marathon


2014 Marathon Championships - Information Here


What is 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.
John Jacoby was Australia's first ever World Championship gold medallist, winning the K1 back to back from 1985-88.


Middle Swan Race
The Middle Swan has a long history as a race on the Canoeing WA Calender. It originally started almost underneath the Great Northern Highway and came down through the Upper Swan Ti-Trees to finish downstream of Redcliffe Bridge at the Ascot Waters Playground, the original home of the Ascot Kayak Club, before they moved to Garvey Park.

Australian Team Selection Information
National Trophies
Competition Rules
Marathon Technical Committee