Welcome to Narrathon 2016


CANCELLED - Narrathon 2016 - 27 Apr 16

Dear All,

Unfortunately we have too few entrants to this years Narrathon for it to be viable, and it is with regret that we are cancelling the event. Full refunds will be given to those who have entered - please either email your bank details to us or a phone number we can contact you on to organise the refund.

We will endeavour to organise an event in a new, fresh, format either later this year or early next year which might be more appealing to a wider range of people.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

--Team Narrathon


The competition

The Narrathon is a multi-disciplined event involving a ski paddle on Narrabeen lake, beach run, ocean swim and ocean board paddle. The event can be completed by single competitors or as a team of up to four people and is open to Surf Life Saving members and the general public. The Narrathon can be won by any individual competitor using SLSA spec equipment only.

While there are prizes for the winners, the focus of the event is on participation and all abilities are welcome.

The Narrathon is organized and run by Narrabeen Beach Surf Life Saving Club and proceeds from the event go to the club.

Course Distances

Ski leg 8 km
Beach run 3 km
Ocean swim 1 km
Board paddle 2.5 km

Course Description

The ski leg starts from Berry Reserve on Narrabeen lake and is an 8km paddle which finishes at the reserve by the Ocean Street bridge. Competitors run around the sand dunes at North Narrabeen and head south to South Narrabeen before swimming a 1 km course back to Narrabeen Beach. At Narrabeen Beach competitors swap to their boards and complete the final leg, a 2.5km board paddle. The paddle is a circular course with competitors running up the sand at Narrabeen Beach to cross the finish line in front of the clubhouse.

Draft Event Schedule

Competitor Registration
5pm-7pm Friday 29 April
6.00am–7.30am Saturday 30 April
Competitors are asked if possible to register on Friday evening as there will only be limited time on Saturday morning.
Competitor Briefing
Race start
Approx. midday


Entries must be made online and will close at midnight on Thursday 28 April 2016. If you do not wish to make an online payment or want to pay by means other than credit card, please complete the online registration form and email admin@narrathon.com.au to arrange payment.



Male Female
Under 21 Under 21
Open Open
40-49 years 40-49 years
50+ years 50+ years

There must be at least 4 entrants in a category for it to be valid. Teams must have at least 2 people and up to 4 people and mixed teams can have any combination provided there is at least one male and female. The minimum age for individual competitors is 15 years on 30 April 2016. For teams the minimum age is 13 years except the ski paddler who must be at least 15 years old on 30 April 2016. Any competitor under 18 on the day of competition must provide a signed parental/guardian consent form at registration.

Eligible craft for the ski paddle are SLSA spec surf skis, ocean racing skis, kayaks, sea kayaks, outrigger canoes and recreational plastics. Any type of board may also be used for the board paddle, however, the overall winner of the Narrathon must use SLSA spec equipment.

Entry Fees

Early entry fees are unchanged from last year at $60 per individual entry and $180 per team. The entry fee includes lunch after the event and prizes for all categories. Note that late entries on event day will incur a late entry fee ($80 per individual and $240 per team.)

Final event information will be available for download 2 weeks before the event. The final instructions document will contain everything you need to know for the race day.

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