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 relay team.

We will do everything we can to keep people safe at the Murray Quad but we need your help too, so please make sure your team:


  1. Attends the Safety Briefing in Cobram or Yarrawonga prior to the events starting

  2. Follows the instructions of race officials and volunteers always during the race.

  3. Completes the pink Medical Questionnaire and hands this in at Registration

Food & Drinks We’ll provide water and some electrolytes at all relay change areas and drink stations along the course. Electrolytes are subject to availability.

It’s important that you provide the substantive food and drink required by your participant and you can only do this at the relay change over and check point for the paddle and the Yarrawonga finish which is half way for the Running of the Black Bull half marathon. There will be other drink stations on the run course.

Please refer to the Murray Quad Race Guide included with the Pre-Race pack for more information about the venue locations you can access as Support Crew.


Kayak safety & scrutineering Kayaks must be river worthy and paddlers must be able to demonstrate they can participate safely before departing for the paddle section. All paddlers are required to wear an appropriate Personal Flotation Device (PFD) whose construction meets or exceeds Australian Standards (Type 2 or Type 3) at all times while near or on the water. Volunteers will be on hand to support paddlers and Support Crew members involved in the race.  Support Crew members are allowed to assist paddlers getting in/out of the water at the discretion of the race volunteers.

Kayak drop off Kayaks can be dropped off at Thompson’s Beach and placed on the beach any time after 111.30am. Look for the Kayak Drop Zone signs.  

Kayak pick up Once paddlers reach the Tocumwal Town Beach they will be required to exit their kayak/canoe and run the last 30 metres to the finish line.  It is the responsible of the Support Crew or participant to place their kayak and paddle in the drop off zone next to the boat ramp before they pass the finish line. Volunteers will be on hand to assist paddlers if required.

Kayaks must be packed up by 7pm.