Introducing the RPM – The Coolest Paddling Marathon in Australia!

mccHosted by the Marathon Canoe Club of SA since 1988 the Riverland Paddling Marathon (RPM) is not just a marathon it is a festival of paddling marathons with six (6)  possible events over 3 days on June Long Weekend in the chilly month of June each year.
Since 1988 on the  June Long Weekend paddlers from all over Australia gather on the famous Murray River in South Australia’s beautiful Riverland to meet, greet and most importantly to compete in our paddling events.

The Six events which run consecutively over the weekend include –

  • The Murray 200 – a 208 km continuous paddle over 3 days from Berri to Morgan
  • The 200 Relay – the same 208 km course from Berri to Morgan but paddled in a relay event.
  • The Murray 100 – a 93km course over 3 days covering sections of the longer Berri to Morgan course
  • The Murray 50 – a 49km course over 3 days, sharing day 1 and 3 with the Mini-marathon and day 2 with the M100
  • Single day paddle – on Sunday of the event weekend, 26km from Devlins Pound to Walkerie
  • Mini-marathon – an opportunity to try the event by paddling 11 or 12km on any single day or on multiple days

The RPM is genuinely a fun event with a wide array of craft taking to the river including international craft, recreational canoes & kayaks, surf skis, outriggers, surf boats and sups. The emphasis at the RPM at all times is about participation.

So if you are up for a challenge lock the date in early and get into action for this years Riverland Paddling Marathon.

Next event – 8th to 10th June 2024

Want to know more about the RPM?
There is a wealth of additional information available on this site
If you can’t find what you want you can contact the event committee through –
Race Director: Martin Finn on (M) 0411 408 096 or


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