Race Registration

Registrations for the 2023 BRC are now open! Registrations close 20 May 2023. Like our facebook page for updates.

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

Craft hire

Tinaroo Canoe Club have a range of skis and canoes available for hire. ‘Fly in racers’ have first priority. Contact Terry through our facebook page to arrange hire.

  • 4 PRS long plastic skis with Avon foot pedals and rudders
  • 4 Spirit long plastic skis with Avon foot pedals and rudders
  • 1 double PRS (already booked)
  • 2 plastic Canadian canoes
  • 2 glass Canadian canoes
  • 2 sit-on kayaks (may suit relay team paddlers)

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