Marathon paddling will appeal to people of all ages, who like to keep fit. It is low impact and great for a total body workout. Marathon racing can be over different distances, from as little as 5km, up to more than 100 kilometres. That’s why they call it ‘Marathon’!

The current season series information is listed on the EVENTS page.

Images: Ian Wrenford & PNSW Marathon Series

The Paddle NSW Marathon Series is a series of races held throughout NSW and hosted by affiliated Clubs on their own waterways. It is a great way to meet new friends, paddle with mates and to see NSW in peaceful water surrounds. Marathon series events are held all over the state, taking paddlers to new towns or unexplored corners of well known cities. The Paddle NSW Marathon Series caters for paddlers of all ages and skills, allowing paddlers to choose from race distances of 5, 10, 15 or 20kms – and within time ‘divisions’ to suit their current experience.

2021 Marathon Series Dates

Marathon Series Rules 2021 (updated 05/03/2021)

The NSW Ultra Series first took place in 2019 and incorporated five races of increasing distance around the state. In 2021, this will expand to six races, offering paddlers unique challenges and the opportunity to race on some of Australia’s most beautiful rivers.

2021 NSW Ultra Series Dates

2019 Level Awards

Name Distance Level
James Pralija 424.3 5
Ruby Ardren 414.9 4
Peter Fitzgerald 319.6 3
Brodie Cambourne 303.9 3
Jeff Hosnell 288 2
Duncan Johnstone 288 2
Don Johnstone 282 2
Richard Barnes 280.2 2
Gareth Stokes 258.5 2
Greg Smith 258 2
Frank Kingma 258 2
Deb Buchan 253.8 2
Richard Fox 252 2
Trevor Nichols 244.4 1
Anne Moore 233.4 1
Wade Rowston 219.3 1
Barton Bennison 219.1 1
Annette Boath 211 1
Stephen Routley 209.7 1
Charly Wellard 203.4 1


2019 Furthest and Fastest

Female Double: Anne Moore/Charly Wellard
Female Single: Ruby Ardren
Male Double: Duncan Johnstone/Jeff Hosnell
Male Single: James Pralija
Mixed Double: Frank Kingma/Annette Boath