Race 3: Lane Cove

Entries via Just Go – HERE

Further info on LCRK Website – HERE

Race 3 of the 2022 Marathon Series will be run on the Lane Cove River, hosted by Lane Cove River Kayakers.

As has been the case in previous years, this is a special Doubles Round, and we want to see an many Doubles boats on the water as possible.

Car Parking is limited at Lane Cove, and Paddlers and Clubs are encouraged to minimise the number of vehicles they bring to the event.
We recognise that Covid-19 may impact on the potential for car-pooling for some, but ask that you consider it where possible.

The Course will be a combination of a 10km and 5km Laps, with all 20km Divisions (Divs 1-7) paddling two (2) x 10km laps. Division 8 will paddle one (1) x 10km lap followed by one (1) x 5km lap. Divisions 9-12 will paddle one (1) x  10km lap, and Division 13 will paddle one (1) x 5km lap.

Left: Interactive course map showing location of course buoys, start/finish lines and portage, along with registration and parking.

Check out a flyover of the 10km course

Keen for some portage action? Videos from the 2019 race portage entry and exit give an insight into the race.

The Race Briefing is attached below and 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 day.

Paddler Check-In:
Check-in and Number collection will OPEN from 08:00am.
Check-in and Number collection will CLOSE at 09:25am (before the Div 7 Start)
Please collect your number before 9:25am or you will automatically receive a DNS once the Race Clock starts.
Social Distancing will continue to be a focus for 2022, so please remember this when queuing for Check-in.

Start Times:
09:30am – Division 7 & 20km SUP
09:45am – Division 6 & 15km SUP
10:00am – Division 1, and then remaining Divisions at approximately 2 minute intervals thereafter.

Covid-19 safety procedures still apply – please don’t enter or attend if you’re even the slightest bit off colour 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)

This race will be run under the normal Divisional Racing format (Divisions 1 – 13).
– Regular Doubles combos should enter their regular Division
– New Doubles combos are not required to complete a ranking race but must enter one Division faster than the fasted ranked paddler (eg if a Div 3 paddler pairs with a Div 4, they should enter Div 2 for this round)
– Entries will be reviewed by the Marathon Committee and ‘Fair Play’ adjustments may be applied
– Mandatory portage for Division 1 on the mid-river sandbar at Fig Tree Bridge on the return from bottom turn (2 x portages for 20km distance).

Remember, we want to see as many Doubles boats on the water as possible, and ALL Doubles craft Entered (and Finish) will earn 50 Bonus Club Points (towards the Brian Normal Club Trophy), in addition to any Club points allocated under normal Club points rules.

Refer to the 2022 Marathon Series Rules on the PaddleNSW website for full details of pointscoring arrangements for this race.

ALL paddlers are required to complete the Registration process. (for the avoidance of doubt, that means that BOTH paddlers in a Double are required to complete the Registration process)

Early Bird Entry closes at midnight on MONDAY before the race. Final entries close at midnight on WEDNESDAY before the race.

Life Jackets are MANDATORY for ALL paddlers at this event.

Entry queries via email to events@paddlensw.org.au


2022 LCRK Marathon Sun 27 Mar – Race Briefing v0.1.docx.pdf