Register now for the LiveLighter Northam to Toodyay!

Registrations are now open for the 2022 LiveLighter Northam to Toodyay race! The race will start at Broome Terrace in Northam and finish at Duidgee Park in Toodyay, covering the first 30km of the iconic Avon Descent.


As this race is run on moving water, all paddlers are required to wear a helmet and life jacket, and paddlers under the age of 16 will not be permitted to compete in this event. There is a compulsory portage around Extracts Rapid.

Registrations close 11.59pm on Thursday 7th July, late entries will not be accepted.

Check-In: 8.00am-8.30am
Briefing: 8.30am
Start: 8:45am
Race start: Broome Terrace, Northam
Race finish: Duidgee Park, Toodyay



PWA Members (16-18): $20
+Non-PWA Members Fee: $10

PWA Members (18+): $30
+Non-PWA Members Fee: $20

If you wish to purchase a state or club membership to avoid the non-member fee, click here to create an account.

Distance: 30km
The race starts 500 metres above Northam Weir
The river to Katrine Bridge is characterised by flat water and intermittent deep pools
2km after Katrine Bridge is Glen Avon Rapid, a small but tricky rapid
After 7km of coffee rock, Sinclair’s Crossing underneath Dumbarton Bridge can have many channels in low water
Soon after is Extracts Weir which is determined closer to date to whether it will be a COMPULSORY PORTAGE
The rest of the race to Toodyay is shallow with a gravel bed
Note: there will be a cut-off time to reach Katrine Bridge, which will be posted closer to the event. Any craft that do not reach the bridge by this time must withdraw from the race.

Age: must be 16 years and over on the day of the race to be able to enter.
Race class constitution: Male – 4 craft to a class. Female – 3 craft to a class. The race organizers reserve the right to combine craft to form a class.
K2, S2 and K3 competitors must enter individually and name their partner.
Prizes are given at this event from a random bib draw as soon as possible after the race finishes. Class winners will be acknowledged at presentations however they will not receive a prize.

SUP’s are welcome to participate in this event – however there will be a cut off time at Katrine Bridge, posted closer to the event.
Please sort out your own transport to and from start/finish line, or visit Coastal Cruising Perth on Facebook as they’re offering a shuttle service.

Click here for briefing notes.

Any online entry inquiries contact or phone 08 9285 850

Register Here