YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
Schools taking on the YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle
Red Day at the event celebrates YMCA
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle

YMCA Massive Murray Paddle

Dates: 24 - 28 November 2014

Address: Yarrawonga Holiday Park, Piper St, Yarrawonga, Victoria 3730

Phone: 03 9403 5000  |  Fax: 03 9403 5100  

Email: massivemurraypaddle@ymca.org.au
Web: massivemurraypaddle.org.au

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Can you go the distance; 404km, five days, one river? The YMCA Massive Murray Paddle will challenge you.

The YMCA Murray Marathon, one of Australia's longest standing sporting events, is being revamped and is now called the YMCA Massive Murray Paddle.

This event is one of the world's longest paddling races covering a distance of 404km over five days. Originating in 1969, the event is now entering its 46th consecutive year running.

In 2014, the event became known as the YMCA Massive Murray Paddle. Whether your preferred craft is a canoe, kayak or even a paddle board, this challenge is tough!

Starting in Yarrawonga and finishing in Swan Hill, it's the longest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The YMCA Massive Murray Paddle is not just a fundraiser or a paddling race - it is a five, three or one day river adventure which offers a unique way to experience Australia's natural environment and the Murray region in a great family friendly atmosphere.

YMCA Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation that builds healthier and happier communities. One of the major aims for the Massive Murray Paddle is to support the Murray Region. YMCA invests funds raised from the event back into building bright futures for young people in Victoria, and this includes programs for young people in the Murray River region.

Find out more on the website.

Content: Murray Marathon

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Cancellation and booking policy

Terms & Conditions apply. Please visit www.massivemurraypaddle.org.au for more information.


  • Ambulance
  • First aid equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Medical facilities
  • Shaded area
  • Sheltered area

Opening hours

Please refer to website for further event information. Paddling over five days, the event starts in Yarrawonga and finishing in Swan Hill, with three and one day events also available. Typically the event schedule is: Day 1- Yarrawonga to Tocumwal; Day 2 - Tocumwal to Picnic Point; Day 3 - Picnic Point to Echuca; Day 4 - Echuca to Torrumbarry; Day 5 - Murrabit to Swan Hill.

Disabled access

Conditions and accessibility vary greatly throughout the event route. Start, finish and checkpoints all have limited access and invariably participants and support crews are required to park and walk in. Space and shade can be limited. Please feel free to contact event organisers for further information in regards to access for people with a disability.

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