Myall Classic Paddling Ultramarathon

Anzac Park

Date:  Saturday 16 September 2017.

The Myall Classic is a major ultramarathon event on the NSW paddler’s calendar. It is held on the Myall River at Tea Gardens each September on the last Saturday before the school holidays, taking both competitive and recreational paddlers up the Myall River and return.

There are a range of distances and starting times, intended to see all paddlers complete their chosen course by early afternoon, and in time for Presentations at 2:45pm.

Distances offered are 12km, 27km and 47km, the longer course being a perfect shakedown for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held in late October.PNSW Myall Gary Roberts1

Due to its protected nature, the Myall Classic is a safe, scenic though testing event in the largely unspoilt Great Lakes Marine Park. Conditions can vary considerably though the usual scenario presents paddlers with clear blue skies and warm weather. A light Easterly breeze is usually present in the early afternoon.


2 weeks 3 days ago

2017 Myall entries are OPEN! Register now after you read the paddlers information on the Myall website and then go to to register.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the 2017 Myall Classic Ultramarathon.
Saturday 16th September.
Check out all the details on the Myall Website.

3 months 1 day ago

Myall Classic cancelled?
As they say, any publicity is good publicity! Myall Classic has obviously engaged the services of a super marketer, and everyone is talking.
Which is great, because not only is it still on, it's got a new student's trophy, for those from the colleges and schools who are using the Myall in preparation for the Hawkesbury Classic.
So the fastest student crew will keep the perpetual trophy for a year, carefully polished of course.
See, everyone's talking about the 2017 Myall Classic.
Book your accom now, for the 16th September.

3 months 5 days ago

Thanks Scotty for lining up Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance
(Newcastle Men’s Shed) for catering in 2017. Looking forward to meeting the crew and sampling their cooking on Saturday 16th September.

10 months 4 weeks ago

Photos, dozens of them.....

10 months 4 weeks ago

Race Records have been updated.
Unfortunately for those who chose the wrong start time, your record times are recorded as minimum allowable time for that start.
Best choose the correct start time next year!

10 months 4 weeks ago

Myall Classic updated their cover photo.

10 months 4 weeks ago

A special thanks to all who volunteered to help run the event, some at the last minute. Your help was invaluable, but there were still a few more needed. If you can volunteer for next year and let us know early, it will really help us with spreading the workload.

The Myall Classic has grown to be one of the biggest paddling events in the state, and we're doing what we can to keep improving things. Sorry for those who missed out on finishers medals, and those who didn't get their trophies. Also those couple with perpetual trophies that need to be engraved.
Please let us know at and we'll get things sorted for you.
We've lots of ideas for improvement for next year. If you have any of your own ideas, please send them through by email too.
And don't forget to convert your Myall Classic paddling performance into a Hawkesbury Canoe Classic entry.

11 months 1 day ago

To all those paddlers who made the 14th Myall Classic such a great event....thank you very much. I am looking over Anzac Park a couple of hours after the event, and you wouldn't know there had been over 320 paddlers gathered here earlier. With favourable tides, very little wind and total sunshine during the event, we couldn't ask for better conditions, and several race records were smashed. Matt Blundell once again won the Open Singles, while we had our third different female winner in three years with Kristy Benjamin taking the Open Women's honours. With the dedicated trailer parking spaces, the boat drop-off zone was free for everyone to use. Most paddlers took their rubbish home with them in the bags provided, and the results system eventually provided accurate results direct to the registration website prior to the presentations.
Obviously we will be working to fix some of the problems encountered this year, particularly with some of the women's results that were hidden amongst the open results. But I'm sure we will have this sorted for next year. And the entry system will be more seamless with the proper integration of the Paypal system into the website.
Results can be found at
Follow the links to the Myall Classic Results page.
Off for some tucker...more news shortly.