Race Information

Mareeba Shire’s Barron River Challenge will have its 12th paddle in 2023 and has been going from strength to strength since its inception in 2011.

The three races (BRC20, BRC30 and BRC50) have classes for men, women, children, kayak, Canadian and teams. On Saturday paddlers compete in the 20km BRC20 from Mareeba to Bilwon as individuals, pairs or relay teams. BRC50 paddlers complete the first leg of their marathon on Saturday along the same course. On Sunday the premier event continues from Bilwon to Kuranda, a distance of 30km (BRC30/BRC50). BRC50H competitors change to a different craft for the second day.

BRC50 Course Map

Race Registration

Registrations for the 2023 BRC will open March 2023. Check back here for a link and like our facebook page for updates.

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