Event Registration

Welcome to the 2018 Murray Quad entry page there are 4 registration options where you can participate in the paddle, run or both events.

PEACHES AND CREAM PADDLE

The Murray Quad starts with a paddle on the Murray which is open to all types of water craft with 4 different methods available for Double blade (Kayaks), Single blade (Canoes), Stand (SUP’s), or backwards (Rowing Boats). It all begins with a le mans at Thompson Beach, Cobram then participants enjoy their journey down Australia’s longest river the Murray River that twists and turn through the Murray River Red Gum Forest passing some of Australia’s best inland beaches to arrive at Tocumwal Town Beach. Team boats and relay teams of 2 can also entry with a change over half way, which is also the start of the 12km half distance race.

RUNNING OF THE BLACK BULL FESTIVAL

The run component of the event will offer 4 different run options including a kids and parents fun run to encourage all family members to be involved that will commence once the competitive race has concluded. Elite athletes along with weekend warriors can participate in a half marathon, a quarter marathon and a trail run. Do the Q is a new and exciting event to the running calendar, both half and quarter marathoners lining up together to see who will be the first to complete the 10.549km distance. All races will start and finish at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club and utilize some of the best walking tracks along the Lake Mulwala foreshore participants will run along the newly upgraded Yarrawonga foreshore trail, through Chinaman’s Island nature reserve and experience the undulating fairways of the world-class Thomson Perett designed Black Bull Golf Course.

KING AND QUEEN OF THE MURRAY

Register as an individual and completely the full 25km paddle and the 21.1km half marathon. This is a true test of both upper and lower body strength over a well-established distance for each sport the title of the first King and Queen of the Murray will be awarded to the male and female with the fastest combine time for the 25km paddle down the Murray River and the half marathon.

COMMUNITY RELAY TEAM

Register as part of team and complete any of the 4 segments as both the paddle and the run can be split, the first and second half of the paddle and the quarter marathon and second section of the half marathon for the run, teams nominate who will be completing each of these sections. Two relay options are available for the those who would like to be involved as a team: a 2-person team or a 4-person team. The team with the quickest combined time for the 25km paddle down the Murray River and the half marathon will be crowned the winner.

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Race Schedule

Comings soon

SUNDAY 30th of SEPTEMBER

Early Bird entries close
What: Online early bird registrations close at midnight

FRIDAY 16th of NOVEMBER

Regular entries close
What: Online regular registrations close at midnight

FRIDAY 23rd of NOVEMBER

Pre-event registrations and late entries
What: Pre-event registration and late entries, plus course familiarization sessions.
Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd, Yarrawonga
When: 5-7pm Friday 23 November    

SATURDAY 24th of NOVEMBER

Race day – Thompson Beach Cobram
Where: Thompson Beach, Mookarii St, Cobram
What: Registration, number collection and Drop Off zone open.
When: 11.30am, Saturday 24 November
What: Paddlepower – junior paddling session
When: 1.00pm, Saturday 24 November
What: Registration close and compulsory safety briefing for participants.
When: 2.45pm, Saturday 24 November
What: Start of the Peaches and Cream Paddle.
When: 3.00pm, Saturday 24 November

Race day- Tocumwal Town Beach Finish line celebrations
What: Cheer your team across the line and take part in celebrations at the finish.
Where: Town Beach, Town Beach Rd, Tocumwal.
When: 5pm to 7pm, Saturday 24 November  

Awards ceremony
What: Dinner, drinks and paddle award presentations including crowning the 2016 Australian Diamond man and woman.
Where: Burramine Homestead, 1436 Murray Valley Highway. Yarrawonga
When: 7.30pmSaturday 24 November

SUNDAY 25th of NOVEMBER

Race day – Yarrawonga Rowing Club
Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd Yarrawonga
What: Registration and Bib Collection open.
When: 6.00am Sunday 25 November 
What: Compulsory safety briefing for participants
When: 7.30am Sunday 25 November 
What: Start of the Half Marathon and the Q.
When: 7.45am Sunday 25 November 
What: Start of the YMTB Trail Run.
When: 8.30am Sunday 25 November 
What: Start of the Macca’s Kids and Parent Run.
When: 11.00am Sunday 25 November  

Awards ceremony
What: Award presentations including crowning the 2016 King and Queen of the Murray.
Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd. Yarrawonga
When: 11.30amSunday 25 November

RACE CUT-OFF TIMES

 

Slowest Times
km Start Time Duration Finish Time Cut Off Times
PADDLE     PADDLE
Start 03:00 PM 0:20 03:20 PM Last wave set of by 3.20
LEG 1 13 03:00 PM 1:45 04:45 PM Paddle Change by 4.45pm
LEG 2 12 04:40 PM 1:35 06:20 PM
FINISH 25 3:20 06:20 PM

There will only be cut off times for the Paddle.

The only restriction on the run will be that all runners in the half marathon and Q must be of the golf course by 9am.

What happens if we miss the cut-off time?

If you or your team mate misses cut off time at the changeover that paddler will not be allowed to paddle the last half of the paddle. If you are in a relay team and your paddlers has not reach the changeover by 4.40pm the second member of the team will be allowed to start if they have their own boat and the time difference will be added at the completion of the event.

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Entry Fees & Dates

KING & QUEEN OF THE MURRAY

RACE EARLY BIRD 30/09/2018 REGULAR 16/11/2018 LAST MINUTE Cash on Day
Adult Student Adult Student Adult Student
Individual $65 $45 $75 $55 $85 $60
Relay Team of 2 $40 $25 $50 $30 $55 $35
Relay Team of 4 $25 $20 $35 $25 $40 $30

* plus $10.00 per paddler for event license fee for non-AC members

PADDLE THE MURRAY

RACE EARLY BIRD 30/09/2018 REGULAR 16/11/2018 LAST MINUTE Cash on Day
Adult Student Adult Student Adult Student
Full Distance $40 $25 $50 $30 $60 $35
Team Boat $30 $20 $40 $25 $45 $30
Half Distance $25 $20 $35 $25 $40 $30
Paddle on Relay $25 $20 $35 $25 $40 $30

* plus $10.00 per person for event license fee for non-AC members

RUN THE MURRAY

RACE EARLY BIRD 30/09/2018 REGULAR 16/11/2018 LAST MINUTE Cash on Day
Adult Student Adult Student Adult Student
Half Marathon $40 $25 $50 $30 $60 $35
Quarter Marathon $25 $20 $35 $25 $40 $30
Trail Run $20 $15 $25 $20 $30 $25
Kids/Parent Run $5 $5 $5

Age Restrictions

PEACHES AND CREAM PADDLE

Full Distance: Minimum age to participate is 15 years old on day of event.
Half Distance: Minimum age to participate is 12 years old on day of event.
Team Boat: Minimum age to participate is 10 years old on day of event.

RUNNING OF THE BLACK BULL:

Half Marathon:Minimum age to participate is 15 years old on day of event.
Quarter Marathon: Minimum age to participate is 12 years old on day of event.
Trail Run: Minimum age to participate is 10 years old on day of event.
Kids/Parent Tun: No Minimum age to participate.
RELAY TEAM: Must adhere to paddle and run age restrictions.

Refund policy

If a competitor or a team voluntarily withdraws from the event (due to injury, illness…) and notifies race organisers MORE than 2 weeks prior to the event, a 50% refund will be provided, or registration cost can be held over to future events.

If the event is cancelled or rescheduled a full refund less statutory cost will be provided.

Entry Categories and prizes

The 2018 Murray Quad offers participates the opportunity to paddle and or run the Murray, with categories and prizes for each individual event, highlighted by the crowning of the first King and Queen of the Murray.

PEACHES AND CREAM PADDLE

Major Prizes: Fastest individual male and female to complete the 25km paddle

Categories with 4 different methods available for the paddle each will have its own classes and prizes with age groups of under 18, Open & 50+. (minimum of 3 entries required to form a class)

Double blade (Kayaks), K1, TK1, Ski, Rec, Doubles, K4

Single blade (Canoes), C1, TC1, OC1, Doubles, C4, OC6, Dragon Boat

Stand (SUP’s), Flatwater, Surf, Inflatables

Backwards (Rowing Boats). Single, Double, Quad Skull, Pair, 4’s & 8’s, Surf Boat

Relay Teams for each Category with a change over half way with male, female and mixed.

RUNNING OF THE BLACK BULL FESTIVAL

Major Prizes:           Fastest individual male and female to complete the Q

  • Both 21.1km and 10.55km participants will be eligible

The run offers 4 different run options 3 of which will have categories and prizes.

Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon – Male/Female, Under 18, Open & 50+

Do the Q at the MQ – Male/Female, Under 18, Open & 50+

Tourism Trail Run – Male/Female, Under 18, Open & 50+

The kids and parents fun run will not have awards for the winners the event is aimed to encourage all family members to run together, it will have a unique Dash 4 Cash lucky dip were prizes will be awarded.

KING AND QUEEN OF THE MURRAY

Major Prizes:           Fastest individual male and female to complete the 25km paddle and the 21.1km Half Marathon  

COMMUNITY RELAY TEAM

Two relay options are available for the those who would like to be involved as a team, the combined time for both the paddle and the run will determine the winners.

Team of 2 – Male, Female and Mixed, Under 18, Open & 50+

Team of 4 – Male Female and Mixed, Under 18, Open & 50+