2019 Ultra Marathon Series

New PNSW ULTRA MARATHON SERIES 2019


Commencing in September 2019, the PaddleNSW Ultra Marathon Series will comprise the following events:

  • Race 1 - Wyong Ultra (30kms)
  • Race 2 - Myall Classic (47kms)
  • Race 3 - Clarence 100 (100kms)
  • Race 4 - HCC - Wisemans Dash (65km), HCC & BoB (111kms)
  • Race 5 - Burley Griffin 24 Hour Challenge

Paddlers can enter as many events as they wish, to achieve the following objectives:

  • Level 1 Ultra Marathon Paddler - 200km completed
  • Level 2 Ultra Marathon Paddler - 250km completed
  • Level 3 Ultra Marathon Paddler - 300km completed
  • Level 4 Ultra Marathon Paddler - 400km completed
  • Level 5 Ultra Marathon Paddler of the Year(furthest distance completed) - Trophy & Perpetual Trophy

ALL paddlers who achieve Levels 1-4 will be awarded a PaddleNSW Shirt with the Level ‘x' Ultra Marathon Paddler wording or artwork on the back or sleeve.

The winners of Level 5 in each class will receive a Shirt and Trophy. Paddlers CAN change boat classes through events and still accumulate kilometres for a Level award (eg paddle a K1 in Race 1 and a ski in the other events). The Level 5 awards (minimum of two events must be completed) will be:

  • Female Single
  • Male Single
  • Female Double
  • Male Double
  • Mixed Double
  • U18 Female
  • U18 Male

We will also award the following Prizes:

  • Fastest Female Single
  • Fastest Male Single
  • Fastest Female Double
  • Fastest Male Double
  • Fastest Mixed Double
  • Fastest U18 Male
  • Fastest U18 Female

The ‘Fastest Paddler’ prizes will be determined on the following basis: 1. Paddlers must use the same boat class for all eligible events (eg K1, Long Rec, Ocean Ski) 2. Paddlers eligible for consideration are those who have completed the greatest number of events (minimum of two) in their demographic group - (eg if 4 Female Singles complete three events and 2 paddlers complete four events...the prize will be determined between the 2 who completed FOUR events). 3. The calculation will be: Total Distance/Total Time. Highest average speed wins. Distances and times will be based on the official results.


Race #1 Wyong Ultra Sat 7 Sep

Venue: Tacoma boat ramp next to Don Small Oval, Wolesley Ave, Tacoma, NSW 2259 Australia
Time: 8am - 2pm

Welcome to the 2019 Wyong River Ultra - hosted by Central Coast paddlers, and the first race of the PaddleNSW 2019 Ultra Marathon Series.

There are two Course lengths on offer, one of 17kms, and one of 30kms. Note that only the 30km course qualifies for the PaddleNSW Ultra Marathon Series.

To spread paddlers out across the course and bring people closer together towards the end, we would like to stagger the starts based on boat speed and offer paddlers the opportunity to self select the most appropriate Start group. All we ask is that you please choose your Start honestly.

For paddlers entering the 30km event;

  • If you are a regular Div 6/7 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 10kmh or less) you should enter in the 1st Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 4/5 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 10.5kmh) you should enter in the 2nd Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 2/3 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 11kmh) you should enter in the 3rd Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 1 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 12kmh or more) you should enter in the 4th Start.

For paddlers entering the 17km event;

  • If you are a regular Div 12 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 10kmh or less) you should enter in the 1st Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 11/10 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 10.5kmh) you should enter in the 2nd Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 8 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 11kmh or more) you should enter in the 3rd Start.
  • If you are a regular Div 9 Marathon Series paddler (paddling at approx 11kmh or more) you should enter in the 4th Start.

If you are not a regular Marathon Series paddler, please use the indicative speeds provided to select your Start.


Race #2 Myall Classic Sat 21 Sep

Race #3 Clarence 100 18-20 October

A 100km paddle over 3 days from Copmanhurst to Yamba on the North Coast.....

Quoting from the offical website: In 2015, a group of local and ex local paddlers came together to undertake a personal physical challenge and renew some old friend ships. The task ahead was to paddle together 100km down the “Mighty Clarence”. This was such a great experience for those paddlers; it just had to happen again

Due to its overwhelming positive feedback, it has been held each year since growing in size gradually mostly due to a great format that caters for both the competitive and social participant....

The Clarence 100 also known now as the C100 comprises a three stage, 3-day paddle and passes through numerous river townships from start to finish. Each day paddlers aim to finish by lunchtime whereby paddlers can refresh themselves, rest and enjoy the local hospitality provided by the river hotels and eateries...'