Although a Flatwater discipline, Marathon races are conducted at a variety of venues with changeable water conditions. Distances range from around 8km up to the ultra-marathons of 400km contested over several days.
Many families participate in Marathon canoeing and kayaking as it caters for all age groups. The discipline requires a combination of strength, endurance, speed, tactical and technical skills to create competitive racing.
Various types of kayaks can be paddled in Marathon Racing, including surf skis, sea kayaks, touring kayaks and racing kayaks.
Every year events are held in each state culminating in the Australian Marathon Championships at Easter.
|Committee Member||Chris Hurley|
|Committee Member||Ian Frost|
|Committee Member||Peter Winton|
|Committee Member||Mark Rickard|
|Committee Member||John Donkersloot|
|QC Delegate||Michelle Scoccimarro|
|QC Board Ex-Officio||Jerry Dunn|
QLD STATE & STAE SCHOOLS EVENTS
|Sun 19 Feb||Marathon Development Camp #2||Brisbane Canoeing|
|Sun 20 Aug||Qld Canoe Marathon Schools Championship||tba|
|Sun 1 Oct||Qld Canoe Marathon Championships||tba|
QLD CLUB EVENTS
|Sun 5 Feb||Varsity Lakes Marathon||Varsity Paddlers CC|
|Sun 12 Feb||Tingalpa Trot Marathon (POSTPONED)||Wynnum Redlands CC|
|Sun 30 April||Varsity Lakes Marathon (NMS)||Varsity Paddlers CC|
|Sun 30 April||Gregory River Canoe Marathon||North West CC|
|Sat/Sun 6-7 May||Barron River Challenge||Tinaroo Canoe Club|
|Sun 28 May||Wetlands Wander (NMS)||Sandgate Canoe Club|
|Sun 23 July||Brisbane Marathon (NMS)||Brisbane Canoeing|
|Sat 16 Sept||Currumbin Capers (NMS)||Currumbin Creek PC|
For more information on each event view