2020 Echuca Mini Marathon

Saturday, October 10, 2020 07:00 (GMT+11)

Event info
Sport: Paddling
Location: Barmah, Australia
Registration closes: Thursday, October 8, 2020 20:00 (GMT+11)
Organized by: Paddle Victoria Marathon
Event website: www.vic.paddle.org.au
Event notes
2020 Echuca Mini Marathon, from Barmah to Echuca.

Each paddler in the crew or team must register.

This event covers part of Day 3 of the Murray Marathon/Massive Murray Paddle course.

There are three distance options: full distance (50 km), relay (50 km), or short distance (MMP Checkpoint C (old checkpoint D) to Echuca, 20 km). The relay has three legs (Barmah to MMP Checkpoint B (old C) - 12 km; B to C (old D) - 18 km; and C to Echuca - 20 km). Please note the MMP changed the checkpoint naming in 2018 so on the new maps the old Checkpoint D is new Checkpoint C, and old C is new B.

Full distance and relay check-in at Jack Edwards Park, Barmah from 6:00 am. Briefing 6:45 am. Crews will start at 7:00, 7:30 or 8:00 am depending upon craft type/speed. Possible 6:30 am start for slower craft.
Short course check-in at Checkpoint C (old D): 9:30 to 10:00 am sharp. Briefing 10:15 am. Start: 10:30 am

The intention is to have all paddlers finishing reasonably close together (between ~11:30 and 12:30 pm) and and off the water by 12:30 pm to simplify on-water safety near Echuca (given the presence of power boats and jet skis). Race presentations will be conducted at 1:00 pm at Victoria Park boat ramp, Echuca

Safety requirements

Wearing of an approved Life Jacket / PFD (personal flotation device) is mandatory for this event. Paddlers will also need a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch, a pea-less whistle attached to their PFD, an emergency blanket and a dry bag with a change of warm clothes. The mobile phone needs to have the Australian Government “Emergency Plus” app loaded: https://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/

Public toilets are available at the Start (Jack Edwards Park, Barmah) and Finish (Victoria Park, Echuca). Please note there will be no toilets at Checkpoint B (old C) and Checkpoint C (old D).

Please see the Paddle Victoria website for more information (www.paddlevic.org.au)
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