Frequently Asked Questions
When was the first Blackwood Marathon Relay held?
Saturday 28th October 1979, which makes our event 40 years young in 2018!
Can we compete without a horse?
Yes, enter as normal but leave the equestrian section blank. You may subsequently find a horse or one may be provided. If on the day you compete and complete all legs except the equestrian you will default into the Non Equestrian section (NE).
Can I compete in more than one leg?
Yes! By placing your name on the entry form for all legs to be competed and signing the legal waiver you are indicating that you have trained and are competent to compete in the sections entered.
Can I compete for more than one team?
Yes! Provided that they are different legs. By placing your name on each teams entry form for each leg to be competed and signing the legal waiver you are indicating that you have trained and are competent to compete in the sections entered.
Can I pay the Entry Fee electronically?
Yes! Please see the entry form for EFT and Credit Card Payment details. We are currently working on collecting fees via PayPal.
What type of water craft can be used?
All types of self propelled water craft can be used. The river course is mostly long pools with some flowing water over rocks and around trees. Portage is necessary at some parts of the course. Conditions can vary and do depend on the water level.
Can you help me find a team to join?
Yes! We'd be delighted to! You can place an "ad" for team members on our "Blackwood Marathoners" Facebook group, or you can message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sue Doust, our Competitor Coordinator, will be in contact with you and help you find a team!
Where can I agist my horse whilst at the Marathon?
You can safely agist your horse at a number of locations around Bridgetown. You may choose to stay at the Bridgetown Sports Ground where horse floats are welcomed and you can camp on the same site. Please go to the STAY page to see further details or contact us to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to help you find a suitable location.