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5km Virtual Paddling Challenge

What better way to get motivated back on the water than completing a personal paddling challenge?! The virtual 5km caters for all parts of the paddling community, whether you are competition focused or just out on the water to enjoy the surroundings. 

By registering your time, you will be able to either pitch your time against others or challenge yourself to paddle quicker over the six weeks or challenge yourself to submitting x number of times….. it’s up to you.


5Km Challenge Logo

What is it? 

Launching on 1 April 2021, and running for six weeks, we will have a leaderboard detailing each submitted time from you, our paddling community. Each week there will be spot-prizes provided, where everyone logging times each week, no matter how fast or slow, will be eligible to be randomly selected to win one of the weekly prizes! 

How do I participate?

When entries open on the 1 April, you'll be able to submit your time via this form where you can list your name, boat craft, time and location. These details will be displayed via a leaderboard that can be found below each week. Yes, it’s that easy!

Each week, there will be spot prizes on offer where anyone who has submitted a time that week has a chance to win! The winners will be announced via social media, and we will follow up with the winner via email.

We’d love to see your ventures on the water too – tag us on social media using #5kmPaddleChallenge and we’ll share these throughout the six week challenge.

What do I need to do?

Clean down your craft, choose your location, get on the water, and submit your times via the simple form



The leaderboard will be a downloadable PDF here each week with the latest submissions. See below for the current standings:

5Km Paddle Challenge Leaderboard

Week 1 Spot Prize Winner of a Palm Dry Robe.. Kathleen Long - Congratulations!!
Week 2 Spot Prize Winner of Northcore Waterproof Bag.. Dan Basnett - Congratulations!!
Week 3 Spot Prize Winner of a Palm Dry Robe.. Steve McNeil - Congratulations!!
Week 4 Spot Prize Winner of a Gill Marine 35l Team Backpack.. Heather Lindsay - Congratulations!!
Week 5 Spot Prize Winner of a Gill Pursuit Buoyancy Aid.. Richard Squire - Congratulations!!