Although a Flatwater discipline, Marathon races are conducted at a variety of venues with changeable water conditions. Distances range from around 8km up to the ultra-marathons of 400km contested over several days.
Many families participate in Marathon canoeing and kayaking as it caters for all age groups. The discipline requires a combination of strength, endurance, speed, tactical and technical skills to create competitive racing.
Various types of kayaks can be paddled in Marathon Racing, including surf skis, sea kayaks, touring kayaks and racing kayaks.
Every year events are held in each state culminating in the Australian Marathon Championships at Easter.
Marathon Technical Committee
|Committee Member||Chris Hurley|
|Committee Member||Ian Frost|
|Committee Member||Peter Winton|
|Committee Member||Mark Rickard|
|Committee Member||John Donkersloot|
|PQ Delegate||Scott Sharples|
2018 QLD CANOE MARATHON STATE TEAM
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to the 2018 Qld Canoe Marathon State Team.
The State Team will compete in the 2018 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships which will be held on 18 – 20 May at West Lakes, South Australia.
The selection criteria used to determine the State Team can be found here.
|Armand le Roux||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Ava Lund||Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club|
|Brook Crosse||Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Inc|
|Cameron Mason||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Christine Girdler||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Daniel Hardwick||Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club|
|Eva Hosking||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Gareth Forde||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Gavin Cook||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Gregory Litherland||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Hannah Lund||Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club|
|Jack Cuddihy||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Jack Newton||Fitzroy Canoe Club|
|Jason Keating||Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club Inc|
|Jeremy Cotter||Gold Coast Kayak & Canoe|
|Jude McMinn||Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Inc|
|Mark Gardner||West End Canoe Club|
|Mark Sanderson||Greater Logan Canoe Club|
|Mazi Agah||Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Inc|
|Melissa Bull||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Michele Waldon||Varsity Lakes Paddlers Club Inc|
|Nicky Donaldson||Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club Inc|
|Paul Lange||Sandgate Canoe Club Inc|
|Samuel King Koi||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Sarah Hardwick||Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club|
|Stella Hosking||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Steve McLay||Sunshine Coast Paddlesports Club Inc|
|Stuart Bryson||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|
|Tegan Fraser||Indooroopilly Canoe Club|
|Thomas King Koi||Brisbane Canoeing Inc.|