In 2015, a group of local and ex local paddlers came together to undertake a personal physical challenge and renew some old friend ships. The task ahead was to paddle together 100km down the “Mighty Clarence”. This was such a great experience for those paddlers; it just had to happen again
Due to its overwhelming positive feedback, it has been held each year since growing in size gradually mostly due to a great format that caters for both the competitive and social participant. This event also attracts some fantastic people who lead by example providing a positive influence on the youth of today. Everyone brings a story to The Clarence 100.The 3 days of paddling provides a perfect setting for stories to be shared and friend ships made. This event acts as a great vehicle to learn about the Clarence Valley its history, people, culture and environment.
The Clarence 100 also known now as the C100 comprises a three stage, 3-day paddle and passes through numerous river townships from start to finish. Each day paddlers aim to finish by lunchtime whereby paddlers can refresh themselves, rest and enjoy the local hospitality provided by the river hotels and eateries.
Every event has to have meaning. Not only does this event provide a great experience to the paddlers, it also aims to promote and provide support to the Local River and coastal related youth sporting clubs and community organisations. In previous years our efforts have provided support to the Yamba Surf Club Nippers, The Big River canoe Club, Minnie Water Nippers and Lower Clarence Rowing Club, and local SES crews. We aim to do all of that again this year and even more if possible. Most of our participants are involved actively in numerous youth sporting organisations from all parts of Australia and we promote ourselves as positive influences to the youth of today through our healthy lifestyle and our positive actions leading by example.
RACE REGISTRATION FOR CLARENCE100 1st May
REGISTER HERE HERE