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Inaugural Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup

Inaugural Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup

Media Alert
9 October 2017

The National Capital Authority (NCA) will kick start Canberra’s National Water Week activities on Sunday 15 October 2017 with the Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup kayak race.

The Executive Director of the NCA’s National Capital Estate, Lachlan Wood, said the NCA has partnered with AROC SPORT to launch National Water Week with a kayak race.

“Anyone over 18 years can enter and we’re encouraging everyone to form teams of three people and to enter the race from Commonwealth Place, around the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and back.”

“The event will mark the beginning of Lake Burley Griffin’s recreational season, which will last for 27 weeks, ending on 14 April 2018,” Mr Wood said.

 “We’re also launching the new Swim Guide App and website, which will provide weekly updates on water quality in Lake Burley Griffin,” Mr Wood said.

The Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup kayak race will take place on Sunday 15 October from 11.00am.

The theme for National Water Week this year is Water the Heart of our Culture.  

Lake Burley Griffin is synonymous with Canberra and our friendly competition is a reminder of how the Lake creates a more liveable city, bringing us together for celebrations and events.

More information at www.nca.gov.au and www.theswimguide.org.

Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup 2017

The inaugural Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup marks the start of the Lake Burley Griffin Recreational Season for 2017-2018 and National Water Week 2017.

The event is a three-person kayak race from Parkes Place, around the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and back across the finish line. 

Lake Burley Griffin Water Week Challenge Cup map

Race details

  • Team registrations are only $60.00!
  • All participants must be aged 18 or over
  • All equipment (triple kayaks, paddles, Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs), race bibs) and public liability insurance are provided by AROC Sport
  • All participants are required to wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) provided on the day
  • There will be on water safety support crews supplied by the YMCA Paddle Hub and the ACT SES
  • First aid on site provided by Emergency Medic Australia (EMA)
  • For everyone's safety, all participants must comply with the Race Rules and follow the instructions from the Race Crew
  • The race is limited to 30 teams - get in quick to register!
  • Royal Life Saving ACT will host a sausage sizzle

REGISTRATIONS:              By close of business Thursday 12 October 2017

WHEN:                                 Race starts at 11.00am, Sunday 15 October 2017

WHO:                                    Anyone over 18 years!

WHERE:                               West Jetty, Central Basin, Commonwealth Place, Parkes

This event has been made possible with the support of the following organisations:

AROC Sport ACT SES logo Royal Life Saving Society of Australia