Come and Join us on the Clyde River

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.

Register at: Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

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.

Open & Masters Marathon Race
  Batemans Bay Bridge to Nelligen Bridge and return 26km. (male & female categories) various craft classes.
View our course map

Open Half Marathon Race
Batemans Bay Bridge to Big Island and return 13km. (male & female categories) various craft classes including SUP
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Paddle Dash
Batemans Bay Bridge up-stream, turn around marker buoys and return 6km. (male & female categories) various craft classes including SUP
View our course map

Race Category Options

  • U18 Single (Female)
  • U18 Single (Male)
  • U18 Double
  • U18 SUP (Female)
  • U18 SUP (Male)
  • Open Single (Female)
  • Open Single (Male)
  • Open Double
  • Open SUP (Female)
  • Open SUP (Male)
  • 50+ Single (Female)
  • 50+ Single (Male)
  • 50+ Double
  • 50+ SUP (Female)
  • 50+ SUP (Male)
  • 65+ Single (Female)
  • 65+ Single (Male)
  • 65+ Double
  • 65+ SUP (Female)
  • 65+ SUP (Male)

*Note also that life jackets are a requirement for ALL paddlers in this event.

*SUP MUST have a leg rope, a life jacket is not mandatory but is highly recommended. The Clyde River is not closed for the event and therefore other vessels may cause wake, it is recommended for your own safety a PFD is worn. If you are paddling an inflatable SUP board you MUST wear a life jacket.


Early Bird Entry closes Midnight Tuesday 13th April 2021.
ALL Entries close at midnight on the Thursday 15th April 2021.
Check-in closes as 10:30am.
There is no provision for entry on the day of the race.

Entry Fees

U18 – $30.00
Student (18-24) – $40.00
Adult (18-64) – $65.00
66+ – $50.00

Early Bird (<13/4/21) = $20 Discount.
Add $20.00 for Day Licence if not PNSW member.