2018 Avon Schools Challenge
The Avon Schools Challenge is an integral part of our commitment to developing physical and mental health across Western Australia and for fostering a new generation of world class athletes.
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
- Participation open to students aged 14 – 17 years only
- 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 and their representatives
- $40.00 per student