The challenge is a 50km/30/20/ or 12km* paddle down the Barron River from Mareeba to Kuranda.

(* the 12km race was intended for students and beginner/intermediate paddlers. The river level was  ‘Mareeba 1.95m’ which was considered too high for beginner paddlers. Immediate paddlers were encouraged to enter the BRC20 in 2019)

THE BRC12 was NOT AN OPTION in 2019. The BRC20 course is ideal for SUP paddlers however at this level they would be disappointed that they did not enter the BRC20.

One registration button will enter you or your team in the the 4 race distances.

Early bird registrations will ensure that you get the correct T shirt size. Early Bird registrations close at 11:59 pm on 16th April, 2020.

Online registration will close on Thursday, 14th May, 2020 at 8:00pm. You must have made the online registration deadline to be eligible for random prizes.

There are accommodation options for paddlers staying overnight at Bilwon. All accommodation options are free and will include an free breakfast provided for paddlers (inexpensive for supporters). There are kitchen facilities if you wish to be self supported.

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), the BRC20 (an open race over the first 20 km of full race) and the BRC30 (an open race down the last 30km grade 2 section of Barron). 2020 will see the 10th running of this race on the 30th and 31st of May. The race is becoming more popular each year since its inception in 2011.

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