Date: Sunday, 4th of August, 2019
Time: Registration 8:00am, Race Start: 9:00am
Lake Hood, Ashburton
A lake closure has been organised for the event. The timing also coincides with the Ashburton Half Marathon (the running kind) so there should be a fun festival atmoshere with a few extra onlookers to cheer you along.
The racing will consist of multiple laps of a course set on Lake Hood and the canals linked to the lake.
The short course (2.5km) laps will be applied to junior paddlers as this stays close to the shore for the whole distance.
The long course (4.0km laps) will be applied to the age groups covering the longer distance races.
Portages are optional for recreational paddlers. Portages are only compulsory for those competing for the title of Canterbury Marathon Champion.
The start/finish line will be marked by 2 bouys placed in front of the rowing club. Each age group will start in it's own wave. If entries in a particular age group are low, more than one age group may be merged to start together. Subject to conditions on the day, there will be a stationary start in line with the start /finish bouys. Starting instructions will be given in the race briefing.
Bouys will be placed at key turning points on the course.
The race will finish at the start/finish line.
Entries are open to all paddlers with age groups and boat classes as noted below:
The organisers reserve the right to combine age groups on the day, dependent on the number of entries.
Entry fee for the event is to cover costs of running race and BBQ following race.
Registration and payment can be made online using the Webscorer entry form - see button below.
Cash payment can be made on the day ONLY if you pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure you include:
Lake Hood is just south of the Ashburton River towards the coast from Tinwald.
The lake is well signposted from Tinwald. When you arrive at the Lake, travel around the north side, past the restaurant and boat ramp to the Ashburton Rowing Club building on the side of the lake.