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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2/06/2020

Virtual Gregory Canoe race finish date has been extended.

It is now Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at 8:00 AM – (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

29/04/2020

Hi Everyone

In years gone past, this weekend would see us anticipating the mouth watering roast that the Cameron’s would be cooking, sipping wine by the river whilst catching up with Sunny Coast and Tableland friends, listening to the snores of way too many drunken men in tents too close and also madly scrambling to have everything ready for our Gregory paddlers.  

Instead we are all staying at home and dreaming of the cool, crystal waters of the Gregory.

 

If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon, May is almost here and you won’t want to miss out on our 2020 Virtual Gregory.   

All you need to do is register and then paddle 40km throughout the month of May to receive your Gregory t-shirt, hat and stubby cooler.  To make it super easy, here is the link that will take you straight to the registration page.

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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you have never thought it possible to paddle the long race by yourself – NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.  

If you are always volunteering and assisting our Club in holding the event – NOW IS YOUR CHANCE

If you are too young to paddle the long race or thought you were too old – NOW IS YOUR CHANCE 

Hope to see you in our virtual world.

23/03/2020

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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