One of WA's most iconic and longest running multisport events
Held on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 2022
The Avon Descent festival is not just the two-day epic challenge over 124 km,
it also includes a whole selection of shorter events to suit all levels of experience or ability.
Registrations for 2022 will open during June.
Are you up to the challenge this year?!
Volunteer at the 2022 Avon Descent!
Volunteers are an integral part of the annual Avon Descent and we are seeking your help this year!
The Avon Descent Act Belong Commit volunteer group is seeking personnel for a range of different roles
– everything from swift water rescue and marshalling, to participant registrations and parking.
We encourage volunteers with experience, and without, to get involved!
Thank you to our 2021 partners & sponsors
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our partners and sponsors
of the 2021 Avon Descent for their generous support and assistance delivering a fantastic event. Without this support the event would not be possible.
WA’s greatest river race is back in 2021 from the 13-15 August. The powerboats, the paddlers, the festivals and all the excitement of the river.
Sign up now as paddler or powerboater or Contact Us to learn more about being a part of the 48th Avon Descent!
Building Sport, Community, and Volunteering in Western Australia
Paddle Relay Team of 2 or 4
Complete the Avon Descent as a team of 2 or 4 in a relay style across two days of excitement.
Avon Schools Challenge
Compete in the first 30km from Northam to Toodyay as part of a school team to win prizes and raise money for your school.
SunSmart Avon Challenge
Complete the final 15km of the race on Sunday and finish in Bayswater. Open to Junior Paddlers, Dragon Boats and Outriggers.
Avon Power Challenge
Powercraft competitors complete the first 52km of the race, finishing in Cobbler's Pool. 10HP and under
Avon Surf Challenge
Enter as a 5 person surf boat and complete a 12km circuit race starting and finishing in Bayswater at the finish line.
Avon One Day Paddle Challenge
Compete in the Day One Paddle Race, the first 52km from Northam to Cobbler Pool in West Toodyay.