Race 8: Swallow Rock

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Race 8 of the 2022 Marathon Series will be run at Swallow Rock Reserve hosted by Cronulla Sutherland Kayak Club on Saturday 13th August. This is also Race 3 of the 2022 Junior Series.

Early Bird Entries Close Monday 8 August and all entries close Wednesday 10 August.

ALL paddlers must complete the registration process. For the avoidance of doubt, that means BOTH paddlers in a Double, and ALL paddlers in anything bigger.


Other than U10 paddlers, all racers will paddle 5km Laps:

  • 20km Divisions (1-7) paddling 4 x 5km laps (20k total)
  • 15km Division 8 paddling 3 x 5km laps (15k total)
  • 10km Divisions 9-12 paddling 2 x 5km laps (10k total)
  • 5km Division 13 paddling 1 x 5km lap

Juniors will paddle courses as follows:

U8 & U10           2km total (turn @ 1km)
U12                   5km total (1 x 5km lap – with Div 13)
U14 & U16         10km total (2 x 5km laps – with Divs 9-12)
U18                   15km total (3 x 5km laps – with Div 8)

Start/Finish line area at the Swallow Rock course.

Map of the 1km course lap for Junior U/8 and U/10 paddlers. 

Map of the 5km course for the Swallow Rock Marathon. 

There may be no on-site pre-race briefing.
The RACE BRIEFING is attached here: Briefing PADDLE NSW MARATHON RACE 8

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 contains 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 08:15am.
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
09:40am – Division 6 & 15km SUP
09:50am – Division 5 & 10km SUP
10:00am – Division 1, and then remaining Divisions at approximately 2 minute intervals thereafter.

Paddlers in the Junior Series will start with the main Divisions, as follows:
Junior U8   – 2km – Division 13
Junior U10 – 2km – Division 13
Junior U12 – 5km – Division 13
Junior U14 – 10km – Division 12
Junior U16 – 10km – Division 11
Junior U18 – 15km – Division 8

All the usual Covid conditions apply – please don’t attend if you’re experiencing ANY cold or flu-like symptoms, 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)