The Gregory River Canoe Race is part of the Saddles and Paddles 2019 weekend family fun.
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Gregory River Canoe Race
Queensland Queensland, Australia
The event now is in its 44th year at the Gregory River in the township of Gregory. The Gregory river is a crystal clear spring feed river which flows all year round.
The event has two distances, 18 kilometre recreational race and the marathon 40 kilometre race. Both races are open to all types of plastic kayaks through to the serious racing K1 racers and anything in between. Both races can be made up of teams or individuals. Event competitors numbers range from 80 to 120.
The race is well supervised with four checkpoints along the way, SES boats, a helicopter in the air above keeping an eye on things, plus a sweep boat trailing behind to guide the slower craft.
Total prize money is $7,400. Late registration is possible on 4 May at the Gregory Downs Race Day.