Event Details

Event Name
44th Gregory River Race  
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Paddle Queensland 
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Gregory river, Queensland 

Participants Gender
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Larry Wilson 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Larry Wilson 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Event Description

 No. 44 – Sunday May 05 2019 


Race Distance: Main race. Knobbies to the bridge 43 Kilometres

                      Recreational Short Race . Check Point 3 to the Bridge 18 Kilometres   


AGE LIMIT- Junior age of 16 and over by the 1st January can paddle by themselves in the main race or the Recreational race.

Junior age of 14 and over by the 1st January can paddle accompanied in the same boat with an adult in the main race and Recreational race. 

Any junior younger can not compete in the race.   

Few sporting events manage to attract more than their most loyal followers to travel out of town. Fewer still manage to coax people to travel hundreds of kilometres to participate in a sport that ordinarily, they would never consider trying. The Gregory River Canoe Marathon does just that.

While the majority of paddlers are novices who are entering the race purely for fun, the serious competitors are also catered for with the opportunity to win some major prize money.

The overall race record stands at 2 hours 43 minutes and 23 seconds set by Matt Flower and Chad Meek in 2001. $2000 is offered to anyone who can beat this time.

Other Prize money includes:


Overall winner - $500

K1 – Male/ Female – 1st $400:2nd $200:3rd $100

TK1 – Male/ Female - 1st $400:2nd $200:3rd $100

TK2 - 1st $400:2nd $200:3rd $100

Plastic Long Male/ Female - 1st $400:2nd $200:3rd $100

TC2 (2 Paddlers) - 1st $400 : 2nd $200 : 3rd $100

TC2 Teams - 1st $1000:2nd $600:3rd $300 (min 4 paddlers max 8 paddlers)

Overall Race Record - $2,000

Short Race – Random Prizes only


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