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How to  Enter

The Hawkesbury Classic Paddle, the Wisemans Dash and The Classic Relays are fun paddles to raise funds for medical research. The major beneficiary is The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

Entries are to be made using the Paddle Australia Webscorer system... (Click here to start)

We acknowledge the support of Paddle Australia and Paddle NSW.

Read the Event rules 

There is important information for paddlers, landcrew and volunteers. Please read the rules carefully. Paddlers must ensure they have read the race rules carefully and must observe them at all times when participating in any Hawkesbury Classic event. 

As this year's event is held with the support of Paddle Australia you must read and comply with the Paddle Australia insurance and sporting behaviour sections below.

Race Entry Fees:

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Paddlers who are not members of a Paddle Australia Affiliated Club will also need to pay an insurance fee of $24 for Adults and $12 for Juniors.

Paddlers entering a relay event will receive a $40 discount on the above.



For event and paddler insurance purposes, all paddlers must either hold an active Paddle Australia (PA) membership or pay a Single Event Non-Member Fee ($24 for Seniors or $12 for Juniors).

 The insurance fee for non-PA entrants will be automatically added as part of the registration process.



As a condition of entry into this charity event , every paddler in the event must  raise the minimum sponsorship donation:-

$200 - All Paddlers (except Juniors)
$100 - Juniors

We sincerely hope that your fund-raising efforts will go beyond this minimum.

Sponsorship information can be found here.

Sponsorships paid are charitable donations and may be claimed as tax deductions.

In the unlikely event the event is cancelled, sponsorship funds cannot be refunded as they are a tax deductible charitable donation.

Refund Policy

Entry fee refunds

  • Should a paddler elect to withdraw their entry before September 30th –  A refund of the entry fee will be paid. Paddlers who withdraw are encouraged to change their entry fee into a tax-deductible donation

  • Should a paddler elect to withdraw their entry after September 30th – No refund

  • Should the event be cancelled after October 2nd 2024, due to the application of a Public Health Order, or any other reason, the association MAY, at its discretion, make a partial refund of the entry fees.


Landcrew leaders are required to make a declaration, these are available to be made on-line at


At this event, we are committed to safety, both on and off the water.  Paddle Australia integrity and disciplinary policies, including the Member Protection Policy  and Code of Behaviour Policy, apply to this event.  These policies protect and bind everyone who attends (including paddlers, coaches, officials, supporters etc).  
Please always be mindful of your responsibility to behave appropriately and respectfully; there is zero tolerance for abuse (physical and otherwise), bullying, harassment or any other harmful behaviour.  Misconduct is taken very seriously and may result in disciplinary action.  

If you have concerns or feel unsafe, please immediately report to officials (eg members of the organising committee).  Incidents and concerns should also be logged via the new Paddle Australia online reporting portal.  Paddle Australia’s National Integrity Manager is available Monday-Thursday to provide assistance (0426 363 302 /

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