Murray 200

The Murray 200 is well known as one of the toughest paddling marathons in Australia. Those few who have paddled the Murray 400, Hawkesbury Canoe Classic and other big marathons will tell you that the Murray 200 is an event not to be taken lightly.
Participants paddle 208km in 3 days as either individual paddlers or in a double or other eligible craft
Day 1 – 76km – Martins Bend to Moorook – First Start at 6.45 am
Day 2 – 69km – Moorook to Waikerie – First Start at 6.45 am
Day 3 – 63km – Waikerie to Morgan – First start at 6.00 am
You must have support crew and you will find that they are invaluable as there are several Locks to get through and the start line is often an hour or more by car from the finish line.
In the recent years of no flow and low water the event was particularly arduous and took its toll on many paddlers. Additionally June can be particularly cold and although historical figures indicate that winds can be low they are bitterly cold when they do blow up. Many past participants will tell you storis of chipping ice out of their boat at 6am in the morning on day 2 and 3 before commencing their 7 or 8 hour paddle.

 

Murray 200 Relay

Hopefully the notes above have not discouraged you from the ultimate challenge but if you want “share the love” and pain a bit maybe the Relay is a better option for you. Relay paddlers often support each other by leapfrogging with car shuttles and at least you will have assistance with the Lock crossings.
Relay particpants paddle the same 208km in 3 days as a relay team in an eligible craft,
Day 1 – 76km – Martins Bend to Moorook – First Start at 6.45 am
Day 2 – 69km – Moorook to Waikerie – First Start at 6.45 am
Day 3 – 63km – Waikerie to Morgan – First Start at 6.00 am

 

Murray 100

Participants in the Murray 100 paddle 93km in 3 days as either an individual paddler or in a double or other eligible craft such as surf boat or outrigger canoe. The course is essentially from the mid point checkpoint of the 200 course and runs to the finish line of each day.
Day 1 – 37km – Loxton to Moorook – First Start at 11.00 am.
Day 2 – 26km – Devlins Pound to Waikerie – First start at 11.00 am.
Day 3 – 30km – Hogwash Bend to Morgan – First Start at 10.00 am.

 

Murray 50

In 2013 we have introduced a new Event – the Murray 50.  Participants in the Murray 50 paddle a total of 49km over 3 days as either an individual paddler or in a double or other eligible craft.  The Murray 50 is day 1 and day 3 of the Mini-Marathon and day 2 0f the Murray 100 and is an ideal stepping-stone from the Mini towards a longer event.
Day 1 – 11km – New Residence to Moorook – First Start at 13.30 pm
Day 2 – 26km – Devlins Pound to Waikerie –  First Start at 11.00 am
Day 3 – 12km – Cadell to Morgan – First Start at 12 noon.

 

Single day entry

Paddlers who do not have the time to commit to the full 3 days of the RPM festival are now able to paddle as a single day entry of the Murray 100 over the 26km day 2 course starting at Devlins Pound and finishing at Waikerie. – First Start at 11.00 am

 

Mini-Marathon

The Mini is a great way for novice and junior paddlers to get involved in the RPM and is a very flexible option where you simply paddle 10-11km on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 or all 3 days.
Day 1 – 11km – New Residence to Moorook – First Start at 13.30 pm.
Day 2 – 12km – Lowbank to Waikerie – First start at 13.30 pm.
Day 3 – 12km – Cadell to Morgan – First start at 12 noon.

 

Finish

The Finish line each day is at the same place for all events.  The Starting times are adjusted each day, so that by the final day most Paddlers are finishing within about a 1 hour window.  On day 3 there are presentation of trophies and awards and all paddlers, landcrew, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to attend.