Juniors are once again invited to compete on some of the state’s best waterways in 2023.
The 2023 Junior series will take place within the 2023 Marathon Series, and is aimed at giving ‘new to paddling’ juniors the opportunity to experience the thrill of marathon racing over much shorter distances whilst being in clear view of their family and friends.
U/10: 2km. All U/10 paddlers are required to paddle with an accompanying adult.
U/14 and U/16: 3km
The Junior Series paddlers will start with the Division 13 paddlers.
Races in the series:
Race 1: Woronora – Saturday 24th June 2023
Race 2: Penrith – Saturday 22nd July 2023
Race 3: Grays Point – Saturday 19th August 2023
Race 4: Narrabeen – Saturday 30th September 2023
Race 5: Burrill Lake – Saturday 14th October 2023
Juniors wanting to compete in the series must enter their age category rather than the divisional category. Ages are determined as of December 31st, 2022, so a paddler who turns 13 in 2022 would be required to paddle U/14 rather than U/12. Doubles crews should enter in the age group of the oldest paddler.
Juniors are welcome to paddle in whatever craft they’re comfortable in, and doubles entries are also strongly encouraged.
Points scored in each race of the series will count towards the end of season score, with each paddler’s best three results being used to calculate their final series pointscore, and the ultimate female and male winners in each age category.
More advanced juniors who wish to paddle in faster divisions or longer distances as part of the Marathon series should enter in the regular Divisions as appropriate.
If you have any questions about the Paddle NSW Junior Marathon Series, please feel free to email the marathon committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on the water!