Registrations Now Open!

Registrations are now open for the 8th Barron River Challenge which will be held on the 12th/13th of May 2018.

The challenge is a 50km/30/12km paddle down the Barron River from Mareeba to Kuranda.

Separate registration links are provided below for the different distances. Click on BRC50/30 for the BRC50 – a split race and for the inaugural BRC30 which is for paddlers only paddling on Sunday. For our other two race distances BRC12 and BRC20, click on BRC12/20.

Online registration will close on Thursday 10th May, 2018 at 11.59 pm. You must have made the online registration deadline to be eligible for random prizes.

There are accommodation options for paddlers staying overnight at Bilwon.

Welcome to Tinaroo Canoe Club, home of the Barron River Challenge

Tinaroo Canoe Club is a local recreation club based on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. We have a small number of active members who participate in regular river kayaking and canoeing when river heights allow. Members also coordinate an active Canoe (Kayak) Polo Competition. Paddlers meet weekly in Mareeba during the warmer months skill sessions and friendly competition.

The Tinaroo Canoe Club runs the Barron River Challenge – known as the BRC 50 (an open river race over 52km), the BRC12 (a junior and open race over 12km) and the BRC20 (an open race over the first 20 km of full race).  2018 will see the 8th running of this race on the 12th & 13th May. The race is becoming more popular each year since its inception in 2011.

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Being the week after the Gregory River Marathon camping experience- the Barron River Challenge does allow for outdoor enthusiasts to continue their earthy accommodation preferences.
We (Tinaroo Canoe Club)have once again booked out Bilwon Farms for Friday and Saturday evenings. Tents/vans bunks and a limited number(5) 2 bunk cabins are available for modest rates.
Please message Terry if you are intending to stay at Bilwon farms. Self catering or club BBQ for key meals.
For visitors coming earlier and or wishing for a more structured camping/RV experience then you will get great service from
Mareeba Country Caravan park(the Hamptons)
Ringers Rest ( see Dave)
Or our newest site
Trinity Plains Park on Tinaroo creek road.

Off to patch up the K1 sniper for the BRC now!
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A snap shot of koah to Kuranda. Part of the second days 30km in the Barron River Challenge. Compete in our race this May. 3 options 12km,20km or 50km (2 day split 20/30).Race training on Spirit Skis- rapid highlights of Koah to Kuranda on the Barron River ... See MoreSee Less

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