Hunter Paddle Challenge 2013
On Sunday, 8 September keen paddlers will take to the Hunter River for the annual Hunter Paddle Challenge.
This year the event has been opened up to a wider range of crafts, including but not limited to surf boats, dragon boats and outriggers.
The Hunter Paddle Challenge offers the choice of a full 60km or half 30km course. The route traverses the scenic upper reaches of the Hunter River from Lorn near Maitland through farm land to historic Morpeth and on to Raymond Terrace, where the shorter course begins. The paddlers then continue to Hexham, passing by nature reserves at Ash Island, finishing at the river's end at Stockton.
Organised by the Hunter Wetlands Centre, all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting environmental projects undertaken by the Wetlands.
Registrations are now open. Forms can be downloaded at the Hunter Wetlands Centre website. If you do not have a craft but are interested in joining the fun of this event, contact the Wetlands Centre on 4951 6466 or Dave Woods at Newcastle Kayak Tours on 0468 929 152.
WHEN: Sunday 8 September
(Full course starts 6.30am, Half course 9am)
WHERE: Boat ramp at the bridge across the Hunter River, Lorn (Full Course)
Boat ramp at the river crossing at Raymond Terrace (Half Course)
For further information, contact the Wetlands Centre on 4951 6466 or email Jake at firstname.lastname@example.org