2019 Australian & Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships

The 2019 Australian & Oceania Canoe Marathon Championships will be held at Ascot Kayak Club, WA from the 17th-19th May.

K2 start at the WA Marathon State Championships. Photo: Anne Harris

Visitor Information Package

Paddle WA is excited to be hosting this event for the first time since 2013. We are hoping to see a healthy number of competitors from both Western Australia and interstate race across the weekend. Last weekend’s WA Marathon State Championships saw the ‘official testing’ of the course and portage area, with competitors racing the same course and distance that they will have to in the coming months.

About the Location

The National & Oceania Championships will be held at the Ascot Kayak Club, situated 13km from the Perth CBD and just 3km from the Perth Airport. Ascot Kayak Club is housed next to the picturesque Garvey Park which has a huge open park area, large playground, numerous free barbeques and benches, and the popular Ascot Riverside Kiosk. The river and Ron Courtney Island can both be seen from the park area, and the portage of the marathon will run alongside it making Garvey Park a prime spectator area.

About the Course

The course will be held on a 3.7km loop along Perth’s iconic Swan River, with the start of the course being approx. 200m upstream of the Ascot Kayak Club. A portage of around 120m will occur towards the end of each lap, with the entry beach being directly in front of the kayak club. From the water, a white jetty can easily be seen by the kayak club, and the finish line will be directly in line with it.


WA Marathon State Championships portage exit. Photos: Anne Harris

Storage Facilities & Boat Transport

A section of Garvey Park will be fenced off as a secure pen to store competitors’ boats. Racks will be provided for the storage of boats within this area, and there will be both security lighting and supervision of the area at night time. There will be a shower block and toilets in the same area to supplement the club facilities.

Event organisers have made an arrangement for the transport of boats from out-of-state to WA & return through The Kayak Courier. This transport should be booked and paid for via the link in the event registration. The plan is for the transporter to do a round trip of pick-ups from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and finally Adelaide, and to deliver boats to the Perth event location in time for practice on 16th May. The return journey will commence as soon as possible after the event.

Return Costs will be as follows (inc. GST):
Brisbane: $400, Sydney: $350 Melbourne: $350, Adelaide: $300

For more information contact The Kayak Courier, Richard Wikaire on 0414 889 499 or kayakcourier@gmail.com. Reservations should be made via the event registration not directly through Richard.

 

More information and registrations can be found at: https://marathon.paddle.org.au/

 
WA Marathon State Championships. Photos: Anne Harris & Lawrence Greed

 

Thank you to our event organisers, supporters and sponsors:
Paddle Australia
Oceania Canoe Association
Ascot Kayak Club
City of Belmont
Perth Airport
Nelo Australia
Bankwest
Canoeing Down Under
in2Kayaks
Snap Print & Design
Sunbuild Constructions
Sea Rescue Fremantle


Below are the race distances, number of laps and number of portages for each class and craft:

AGEDistance (km)Standard LapsFinal Short LapPortages
MALE - Kayak Singles & Doubles/Ski's/Other
U104.1110
U127.8210
U1411.5310
U1615.2411
U1822.6616
U2326.3717
OPEN30.0818
Paracanoe15.2410
35-4422.6616
45-5422.6616
55-6418.9515
65-7415.2410
75+11.5310
MALE - Canoe Singles & Doubles
U1818.9515
U2322.6616
Open26.3717
55-6415.2414
65+11.5310
AGEDistance (km)Standard LapsFinal Short LapPortages
FEMALE - Kayak Singles & Doubles/Ski's/Other
U104.1110
U127.8210
U1411.5310
U1615.2411
U1818.9515
U2322.6616
OPEN26.3717
Paracanoe15.2410
35-4418.9515
45-5418.9515
55-6415.2414
65-7411.5310
FEMALE - Canoe Singles & Doubles
U1811.5313
U2311.5313
Open15.2414