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Murray Marathon : 11-May-2013
Murray Marathon : 11-May-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Red Cross Murray Marathon.

The Murray Marathon is a 404 kilometres, five day canoe/kayak flatwater race on the Murray River.  It starts in Yarrawonga on 27 December and heads downstream through Tocumwal, Picnic Point, Echuca,Torrumbarry and Murrabit before finishing in Swan Hill on 31 December each year. 

The event began in 1969 with a few friends organising a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross, who then managed the event as a major fundraiser. After running the Marathon for 40 years, the Australian Red Cross announced in July 2008 that they would be ending their association with the event. In November 2008 it was announced that the YMCA Victoria would be taking over the coordination of the event from 2009 onwards.

Under the auspice of the YMCA Victoria, all funds raised from the event are now dispersed back into the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the Murray River Region. 

Location

Address:Picnic Point Road , Picnic Point, Mathoura, 2710
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.852862
Long: 144.999413
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates
The Twenty Fifth Anniversary Of
The Start Of Day Three Of
The 404km Great Adventure
The Red Cross Murray Marathon
           27-31 December
And Acknowledges The Dedicated Support
                Of The
Paddlers, Land Crews And Officials
And The Contribution Of
The People Of The Shire Of Murray.

1993 Major Sponsor ICI Australia Ltd
           Plaque Sponsored By
Mathoura District & Servicemens Bowling Club Ltd

Source: MA
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