Entries Closed


The forecast for Saturday continues to indicate very high temperatures which are a concern for organisers and competitors alike.

To minimise paddler exposure to these high temperatures we have had little choice but to bring the Start Times further forward.

26km Start Time – 10:00am
13km Start Time – 10:15am
6km Start Time – 10:30am

Further, we have felt it necessary to make changes to the course, which will now be run as series of 6km laps.
The 26km Course will now be three (3) 6km laps, for a total of 18km.
The 13km Course will now be two (2) 6km laps, for a total of 12km.
The 6km Course remains unchanged as 1 lap.

We appreciate that some paddlers may be disappointed with these changes, but we are confident that everyone understands that the safety of all paddlers must come first.

The Final Start List, as at close of entries, and with any distance changes as requested can be seen HERE


Paddler Check-in will open as early as possible on Saturday morning, with Race Briefing (mandatory for all paddlers) to be at 09:30am.

Please remember to bring and drink plenty of fluids in the lead-up to, and during your race.

1 February 2020

Come and Join us on the Clyde River

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Participate: We invite everyone from beginners to the elite paddlers to join us in a full range of paddling races. We have something for all paddling vessels types.

Challenge:  There is nothing like a Challenge so join the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge and join one of the 3 race classes. The Marathon 26km,  The 13km ½ course or even the 6km Paddle Dash. Whatever your level, whatever your motivation, be a part of it and enjoy the challenge in the company of like-minded people.

Watch: Set on the shoreline of Batemans Bay, sit back and enjoy the race start and finish and watch the spectacle unfold.

Enjoy: For those not competing come and join us on the Clyde River foreshore in front of the BIG 4 Batemans Bay Easts Riverside Park. Cheer on the paddlers or throw in a line while enjoying a coffee and a snack.

Perfect Accommodation Setting

You couldn’t pick a better spot to stay when competing in the Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge. Big 4 East’s Van Park is on your doorstep. Walk out the door and the Clyde River and the race starting line. No loading and unloading at the venue you are already there.  Click Here to Visit Big 4 East’s Riverside Holiday Park

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Competing or not, come and join us