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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Barron River Challenge 50/12

First of all congratulations to Jessica Fox on being our Australian Paddler of 2018- maybe marathon paddling in the future will see her get to the BRC in FNQ.
Meanwhile Committee members John VR and Rhetto R have been busy designing our BRC T-shirt for 2019. Yes, with the date change to 1st/2nd June it was time to provide some lasting mementos to show off our race. BRC50 plastic ski legend Tony Cridland gave the thumbs up to our utilising a photo of his classy execution of Oak Forest rapid in 2014. If you haven’t been to the Barron for a while or at all - then get that calendar out and start planning. Please note that the Gregory River marathon is held on Sunday 5th May 2019, 4 weeks before our Barron River Challenge weekend at the beginning of June.
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