World’s longest WQF Quadrathlon event over a challenging 141km (88m) course

3.2 km (2m) Swim

Inland Open Water Swim

21.1 km (13m) Run

Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon

91.4 km (58m) Cycle

Road Cycle Time Trial

25 km (15m) Paddle

Peaches and Cream Down River Paddle


Be part of Australia’s official WQF Australian Quadrathlon Championships on the 18th of November 2017 and put your strength, endurance and skill to the ultimate test. Swim, run, cycle and paddle around a 141km course that starts in Yarrawonga and finishes in Tocumwal on the mighty Murray River. If you’re an elite athlete or just want a challenge, this world-class event offers you the chance to take on an epic journey, as an individual, relay team or event just do one of the disciplines.


New for the 2017 event is the introduction of the Explore the Murray social and family activities held on the Saturday Night and Sunday Morning were locals and visitors can find out what this area of Murray River has on offer.


Starting in Yarrawonga at 7am, finishing in Tocumwal, via Tungamah and Cobram.

A Quadrathlon is an endurance multisport event with disciplines in swimming, running cycling and kayaking, basically a triathlon with a paddle leg.

The Murray Quad is a unique event follows Australia’s longest river over a challenging 141 km (88 mile) course from Yarrawonga to Tocumwal. The race is conducted under a set distance and guidelines that have been established by a number of Australian governing associations also satisfying sanctioning by the WQF (World Quadrathlon Federation).

Event Activities


Safety and Race Briefing

What: Compulsory safety briefing for participants, volunteers briefing
Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd Yarrawonga
When: 6pm, Friday 17th November

Finish Line Celebrations

What: Cheer your team across the line and take part in celebrations at the finish.
Where: Town Beach, Tocumwal.
When: 1pm to 7pm, Saturday 18 November

Awards Ceremony

What: Dinner, drinks celebrations and award presentations including the fastest relay team and each individual discipline. Plus, we’ll be crowning the first Australian male and female quadrathlon champions.
Where: Black Bull Golf Club Driving Range, Silverwoods Blvd, Yarrawonga Vic
When: 7.30pm Saturday 18th November


The Murray Quad course is an epic 141kms, making it the longest quadrathlon event in the world.

Inland Open Water Swim

3.2km Inland open water swim.

The swim event will be held on Lake Mulwala around the Yarrawonga Rowing Club, the start will be from the western side of the Rowing club and follow a figure eight buoyed course located alongside the chinaman’s island and the Silverwoods resort shore line with a change over for relay teams at the rowing club which is also the swim finish line and transition area. You can also enter this event as an individual.

Running of the Black Bull

21.1km Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon.

The run will start and finish at the Yarrawonga rowing club and utilize some of the best walking tracks along the Lake Mulwala foreshore en route runners will run through Chinaman’s Island nature reserves and the Silverwoods Golf Course and Lifestyle Resort. The race will be a two lap with a changeover located at the transition area for relay teams and this will also allow support crew food drops if necessary for the individuals if necessary. You can also enter this event as an individual.

Bike Time Trial

91km Individual time trial.

The cycle leg covers a distance of 91.5kms starting at the transition area at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club were cyclist will mount there bike and cycle towards the Murray Valley Highway were they will turn left and continue along the highway to the end of the Silverwoods resort and turn left to continue the cycle through some of Victoria’s top cycling destinations along a signed and marshalled route on sealed country roads passing through small country towns of Wilby, Tungamah and Katamatite and finally arrive back at the Murray River to finish at Thompson Beach Cobram.

Peaches and Cream Paddle

25km Peaches and Cream paddle.

The paddle leg is a 25km downstream canoe marathon race that will begin with a run from the bike transition area to the water edge to wear competitor will entry their kayak to begin the paddle on Australia’s longest river the Murray River. Once on the water paddlers will need to be self-sufficient with food and water as required, with the opportunity to replenish at the checkpoint / relay change over at Smithers Beach. From here paddlers will twist and turn through the Murray River Red Gum Forest passing some of Australia’s best inland beaches to arrive at Tocumwal Town Beach completing a total of 141km (88miles) of Physical endurance. You can also enter this event as an individual.

Rules + Support

The safety of everyone involved in the Murray Quad is the most important part of the race.

Race Rules

The Murray Quad is conducted under a set distance and guidelines that are based on the requirements for the event to be sanctioned by the WQF (World Quadrathlon Federation) and also satisfy the rules of a number of Australian governing associations that control the four different individual sports involved.

A current set of rules will be available soon.

Support Crew

The safety of everyone involved in the Murray Quad is the most important part of the race therefore support crews will play an important role in the safety of their team whether that is an individual competitor or a full relay team of 8 people.

We will do everything we can to keep people safe at the Murray Quad but we need your help too.


Starting Location