Race 3: Canberra
Early Bird entries close Tuesday 16th March
Final entries close Thursday 18th March
Race 3 of the 2021 Marathon Series will be run on the Molonglo River in Canberra, hosted by Burley Griffin Canoe Club.
This will a 5km Lap Course, with 20km Divisions paddling 4 laps, Division 8 paddling 3 laps, Divisions 9-12 paddling 2 laps, and Division 13 paddling the one lap.
There will be no on-site pre-race briefing.
The Race Briefing will be emailed to all entrants, along with the Start List, on the Friday before the race. PLEASE READ THE BRIEFING – it will contain important information about the venue, the course, and what you need to do on the way.
Check-in and Number collection will open from 08:30am.
Social Distancing will continue to be a focus for us in 2021, so please remember this when queuing for Check-in.
09:30am – Division 7
09:45am – Division 6
10:00am – Division 1, and then remaining Divisions at approximately 2 minute intervals thereafter.
All the usual Covid conditions apply – please don’t enter or attend if you’re even the slightest bit off colour, if you’ve been in, or you come from a Covid Hotspot, or if you’re supposed to be in isolation for any reason.
Paddlers entering for their first race in a PNSW Marathon Series, and any paddler wanting to enter anything other than the Division they last raced in, or were assigned to, should choose one of the “Ranking” race Divisions. (unless entering in Divisions 1, 8, or 9)
Paddlers and visitors should note that there is a U turn system on Morshead Drive for access to Molonglo Reach. If you are traveling from Canberra City towards the airport, it is necessary to travel in the left lane, past the Molonglo Reach sign and use the U turn lane that is well marked. This won’t be an issue if you are traveling on the Majura Parkway or from Queanbeyan.