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 takes 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 stories of chipping ice out of their boat at 6am in the morning on day 2 and 3 before commencing their 6 to 8 hour paddle. If you can’t maintain 8 KMH for 9 hours try the R200 or he M100

 

Murray 200 Relay

Hopefully the notes above have not discouraged you from the ultimate challenge but if you want to “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
They can space teams in 2, 3 or 4 each day!

 

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 – Caudo Winery to Morgan – First Start at 10.00 am.

 

Murray 50

Participants in the Murray 50 paddle a total of 49km over 3 days.  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.

Mini-Marathon

The Mini is a great way for novice and junior paddlers to get involved in the RPM and is a very achievable option where you “simply” paddle 10-12km on 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.

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

This event is achievable with a early start from the Adelaide Metro and return on the same day

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 at 2.30 pm and all paddlers, landcrew, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to attend.