PADDLE - SPIN - RUN THE MURRAY
The 2019 Murray Quad will be held on Saturday the 30th of November and Sunday the 1st of December, on and around Australia’s famous Murray River which is home to one of the world’s oldest and longest kayak race the Massive Murray Paddle (Murray Marathon), this event promises to be an exciting, action packed 2 days of entertainment, racing, sportsmanship and wholesome family fun while raising funds for the event charity partner HeartKids.
Participants will use their choice of human powered water transport (kayak, canoe, rowing boat or SUP) to navigate their way down the Mighty Murray River, test their bike riding skills in the safety of the Balance Spin Studio and run through the picturesque Golf Course located alongside the famed Lake Mulwala water’s edge, each event held separately. The Murray Quad is a unique event that offers participants 3 completely different type of activities that can be done individually, combine any 2 of the 3 events, a dry tri (swim replaced with a paddle) or as a relay team.
There are 4 entry options
- Murray Dry Tri a person does all 3 events
- Individual a person does one of the events
- Multi discipline a person does 2 of the 3 events
- Relay get some mates together and enter as a relay team
The Murray Quad starts on Saturday afternoon with a 25km downstream race that begins with a le mans start run from the grass area on Thompson Beach Cobram to the river’s banks were competitors will enter their boat 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 which is also the start of the half distance race. 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. There will be 4 classes to complete the journey, that can be done as an individual, double or team as well as a half distance 12km option.
4 separate classes
- Double Blade – Kayaks
- Single Blade – Canoe
- Stand – SUP
- Backwards – Row
40km indoor spin bike session hosted by Balance Spin Studio Mulwala,
In a normal 40km time trial you are out on the road all by yourself, not a spin session here you are surrounded by other cyclist, family and friends all encouraging you to push harder on a stationary indoor bike.
21.1km Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon - Involves a run along the Lake Mulwala Foreshore, the full 18 holes of the Black Bull Golf Course and the Silverwoods Golf and Lifestyle Resort that surrounds the golf course.
10.55km Q (Quarter Marathon) - Involves a run along the Lake Mulwala Foreshore and the full 18 holes of the Black Bull Golf Course.
6.5km Back Nine - Involves a run along the Lake Mulwala Foreshore and the back nine holes of the Black Bull Golf Course
2km Macca's HeartKids Fun Run - Involves a run along the Lake Mulwala Foreshore held after all other events have completed so kids and parents can run together.
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