Juniors are once again invited to compete on some of the state’s best waterways in 2022.
The Junior series will take place within the 2022 Marathon Series, allowing juniors to experience the thrill of marathon racing with age-appropriate distances and some great awards to recognise their achievements.
U/8 and U/10: 2km. All U/8 paddlers are required to paddle with an accompanying adult, and it is recommended for U/10s.
U/14 and U/16: 10km
The 5km and 2km juniors will start with the 5km divisional paddlers, 10km juniors will start with the slowest 10km start and 15km juniors with the regular 15km paddlers. These start groups are generally small and very welcoming. Juniors who want to paddle in shorter distances, please contact the marathon committee at email@example.com.
Races in the series:
Race 1: Penrith – Sunday 19th June 2022
Race 2: Woronora – Sunday 17th July 2022
Race 3: Grays Point – Saturday 13th August 2022
Race 4: Narrabeen – Saturday 17th September 2022
Race 5: Burrill Lake – Saturday 15th October 2022
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.
||Year of Birth
||2014 and later
||2km + accompanying adult
||2km ± accompanying adult
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 may continue to do so. In addition to regular Marathon Series points, they will earn a fixed 48 points towards the junior series in their age class, along with being recognised for series participation.
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!