North West Canoe Club

Gregory Race

2020 Gregory River Canoe Race Postponed due to COVID-19. Read details below.

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The North West Canoe club (NWCC) is located in the city of Mount Isa in North West Queensland, Australia. This is outback country, being some 2000 km from the state capital, Brisbane, and about 900 km from the nearest coastal city of Townsville.

Mount Isa is a mining city which is also starting to discover tourism. It is a competitive sporting city, and the North West canoe club is no different.

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2020 GREGORY CANOE MARATHON POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

On the 18 March 2020, the Local Disaster Management Committee of the Burke Shire put the shire into lock down and banned ALL gatherings of more than 10 people.

The Burke Shire has an extremely vulnerable population due to their demographics and lack of access to health care.

It has therefore been necessary for the North West Canoe Club to postpone the 45th Gregory River Canoe Marathon.

Due to the uncertainty, travel restrictions that increase almost daily and the ever increasing need for social distancing, it would be irresponsible for the club to proceed with planning.

Depending on how the next few months unfold, the North West Canoe Club hopes to hold the Gregory River Canoe Marathon on Sunday, 4th October (Queens Birthday weekend in Queensland).  If you are able to, keep that weekend free for a glorious weekend at the Gregory. In the meantime anyone who has already registered will have their registration refunded in full.

To help keep us moving and our spirits up, we will be running a virtual marathon starting on 3rd May 2020. Details will follow but paddlers will have a month to paddle their marathon on whatever body of water (river, sea, lake) is open to them.  Registered entrants who clock up the 42kms over the month will receive a 45th Gregory River Canoe Marathon t-shirt, cap and stubby cooler.

Stay safe and well and keep paddling.

 

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A very special thank you to out 2020 Sponsors.

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A very special thank you to out 2020 Sponsors.

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