Thank You

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.

Congratulations to all the competitors of the 2021 Avon Descent!

Click here to view all race results

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


One of WA's most iconic and longest running multisport races

The Avon Descent festival is not just the two day epic race over 124km, it also includes a whole selection of shorter races to suit all levels of experience or ability

Paddle Relay Team of 2 or 4

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August
Complete the Avon Descent as a team of 2 or 4 in a relay style across two days of excitement.

Avon Schools Challenge

Saturday 1st August
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

Sunday 2nd August
Complete the final 15km of the race on Sunday and finish in Bayswater. Open to Junior Paddlers, Dragon Boats and Outriggers.

Avon Power Challenge

Saturday 1st August
Powercraft competitors complete the first 52km of the race, finishing in Cobbler's Pool. 10HP and under

Avon Surf Challenge

Sunday 2nd August
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

Saturday 1st August
Compete in the Day One Paddle Race, the first 52km from Northam to Cobbler Pool in West Toodyay.

Act-Belong-Commit Avon Descent Support Unit

A dedicated team of volunteers specifically focused on the safety of everyone involved in the Avon Descent. Water, Land, Recovery and Communication roles available.