Marathon moves down the Murray

Southern Riverina news - - Sport -

The 43rd Vic­su­per Murray Marathon is mak­ing its way down the Murray River, hav­ing started yes­ter­day at Yar­ra­wonga.

This year up to 3,000 par­tic­i­pants from around Aus­tralia are tak­ing on the chal­lenge as pad­dlers, sup­port crew and vol­un­teers, in the mighty Marathon.

The Vic­su­per Murray Marathon is a ma­jor fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive for YMCA Vic­to­ria.

The funds raised dur­ing the 2010 Vic­su­per Murray Marathon have sup­ported six com­mu­nity projects.

This year’s Vic­su­per Murray Marathon aims to raise $50,000 for com­mu­ni­ties and re­gions based along the Murray River.

New this year, the Vic­su­per Murray Marathon will add some off water ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­vide a so­cial meet­ing place for pad­dlers and sup­port crews to un­wind af­ter a big day.

The ‘Hub’ will be lo­cated at each of­fi­cial camp­site and will com­prise food out­lets and a li­censed bar.

Most im­por­tantly, it will pro­vide pad­dlers, sup­port crews and event staff with a re­laxed fo­rum in which to catch up on the day’s suc­cesses both on and off the water.

The Vic­su­per Murray Marathon started in Yar­ra­wonga and will pass through Tocumwal be­fore end­ing at Swan Hill on New Year’s Eve.

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