2019 Avon Schools Challenge
The Avon Schools Challenge is a new and integral part of our commitment to developing physical and mental health across Western Australia and for fostering a new generation of world class athletes. For the first time students ages 14 to 21 years can compete in the first 30km of the Avon Descent, starting on the Avon Descent start line on Saturday morning.
We encourage you to get in touch today to discuss your school’s participation in WA’s newest inter-school competition in 2019.
For any queries not covered below, please Contact Us.
- Students will begin on the Avon Descent start line in Northam on the Saturday morning and race downriver towards Duidgee Park in Toodyay
- A total distance of 30km
- All paddle craft formats are permitted – Single and Double, Kayak, Canoes and Skis
- Participation using other types of paddlecraft is flexible and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss further
- All participating students will receive an Avon Descent entry race pack
- Prizes will be awarded at a finish line ceremony conducted by the Avon Descent Chairman at the Toodyay International Food Festival.
- Participating schools will also gain free access to a 5 week training program developed by Olympic medallist and Australian sprint and marathon champion Ramon Andersson
- Students must participate through and with explicit permission from a school, club or other sporting program.
- Participation open to students aged 14 – 21 years inclusive
- There is a compulsory portage for all competing craft at Katrine Bridge and again at Williamson Weir
- We will happily accommodate for on-water adult supervision however this is not a requirement to participate
- Students will be given 2x BLUE Race ID Craft Stickers that must be attached to craft in order for us to record a finishing time.
- Helmets & PFDs will be the responsibility of schools and their representatives
- Paddling fitness and eligibility for students to compete will be the responsibility of schools or other responsible representatives
- Students do not need to enter directly through a school but nominating a School, Club or Coaching body is required for awarding of development funds
- $50.00 per student ($35 early bird)
- Fees will go towards a prize pool awarding several categories including fastest competitor and school with the greatest number of competitors.