How To Enter



On Line registration is now available at


Scrutineering will be available at Mellish between 8.30am and 10.00 am on Saturday, day before the race. Ticket must be presented at registration. Registration and scrutineering will also take place at the Gregory Horse racing club between 11-00 am and 1.00 pm on the same Saturday. Please note that competitors that register on Saturday will not receive a race bag which contains T-Shirt. This is the incentive to Register on Line before the close off date.




After canoes are inspected, racing numbers will be issued and must be attached to both sides of the canoe (above the water line. Craft will be checked for flotation.


Everyone must present Buoyancy vests and helmets (no inflatable PFD’S allowed) PDF to be Type 2 or 3. Canoeing helmets required bicycle helmets are not suitable.


NOTE: Competitors can only enter in one class


Early Bird Entry Fees Are As Follows (Before 13 March)

Full Course      $100 per person
Short Course   $50 per person
Under 18         $30 per person


Standard Registration Fees Are as Follows (After 13 March)

Full Course      $110 per person
Short Course   $55 per person
Under 18         $30 per person




The North West Canoe Club have purchased five K1 Kayaks from Knysna Racing KZN


They consist of one of each of the following racing models:


Jacana , Lancer, Vantage Pro, Vantage Pro Plus and Vantage River


These new racing Kayaks will be available for hire by experienced paddlers for the 45 th Gregory River Marathon.


Kayaks will be transported by the North West Canoe Club to the Gregory River Race.


Price is $300.00 to hire plus $200.00 deposit which will be returned in full depending on condition of returned boat.

Race Fact #8

Since the introduction of the team’s class, only on two occasions have all competitors finished the race, in 1981 and 1986. Both had the same number of starters – 98

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