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Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race


The Cambridge to Hamilton Paddle Race is an iconic Hamilton event, situated on the beautiful Waikato River. This event is open to both serious and recreational paddlers alike.

About The Event

  • The paddle race is open to all types and classes of boats, from Stand up Paddleboards to Wakas.
  • Competitors start at the riverside reserve in Cambridge and work there way 25km down stream to the finish line at the Waikato Sports Fishing Club/ Hamilton city Hawks Club rooms.
  • For those wanting to tackle a lesser distance, there is also the option of entering the 11km half from the narrows landing.
  • Star Kayaks Youth Challenge, 10Km kayak race.
  • Red Paddle Co Youth Sup Challenge  10km School Stand up paddle board race. Gear and board included in entry!
  • Online entries close at midnight Friday the 16th Sept  2022.
  • All competitors and support crew must scan into contact tracing.

Covid- 19 update

·         All competitors and support crew must scan in to contact tracing

·         Only one Support member per competitor

·         Entries will close midnight Sunday September 12th, 2021

·         No on the day entries

·         Prizegiving will be hosted online

·         Face masks to be worn by all safety boat members

·         Hand sanitizer stations in place

·         Level 2 competitors and support crews asked to pack up gear and leave the finish line once the race.

·         If feeling unwell please do not attend the event. 

Additional Information

Race Details

Entry Info

The Boatshed Kayaks