The Lea Extreme Race

The Lea Extreme Race – Tasmania

Australia’s premiere extreme kayaking race is on again for 2018!
Nestled in the foothills of Cradle Mountain, the Lea River provides natural flows down grade 3/4 rapids leading into Lake Gairdiner. This year, the event is being held on Saturday the 22nd of September.
Presentations, dinner and after party will take place at the Forth Canoe Club again, where there is plenty of room to camp and enjoy the night socialising, listening to live music and eating hot food around the campfires.
EXCITING NEWS: The night before, the Tasmanian Canoe Club will be holding the Australian Whitewater Kayaking Film Festival. Entries are invited that feature AUSTRALIAN whitewater kayaking, filmed since the 2017 Lea Extreme Race. Maximum length of 5 minutes. $500 cash first prize!

Following on, we will be screening the Adventure Film Festival World Tour.  Adventure Film shows the work of the best film makers getting outdoors and having adventures around the globe.  This will be the first time it has come to Tasmania.


Don’t forget to support our generous 2018 Sponsors (in no particular order):

Race Date: 22/09/2018


Super Early Bird – Before 11/08/2018 (Includes discounted t-shirt, dinner/social ticket, 2 x entries into prize draw): $50

Early Bird Entry(Includes dinner/social ticket): $50

Early Bird Dinner/Social ticket:$20

Non AC member fees (Covers insurance): $10

Post race festivities

Presentations will be held at the Forth Canoe Club after the race. Following this, there will be spit roasted and barbequed meat, salads and vegetarian options for tea. Live Music from local Artists to serenade the socialites well into the night

Want to get in on the action?

Entries are open now!

2018 Lea Race Entry Forms

Results from the 2016 Lea Extreme Race

1st – Alex & Rob 8:59

2nd – Phil & Ben 9:14

3rd – Cliff & Burrows 10:08

4th – Eoin & Dave 10:14

5th – Jarman & Harry 10:15

6th – Jono & Leon 11:45

7th – Richo & Nors 15:18

8th – Swarz & Jonesy 21:48

9th – Dane & Kiernan 35:05

10th – Dave & Jibba 46:24

11th – Tim & Demelza 51:35

12th – Allen & Hadiah 54:15

13th – Shane & Sam 1:06:52

14th – Stu & Chris A 1:10:00

15th – Jono & Ann 1:13:58


Results from the 2016 Lea Extreme Race

18th – Amy and Anna 16:18

17th – Jono and Dave 15:56

16th – Chris and Stewart 13:27

15th – Alan and Jack 12:56

14th – Dave and Nick 12:53

13th – Trav and Butler 12:22

12th – Ben and Phil 11:59

11th – Shane and Ryan 11:52

10th – Cliff and Sam 11:38

9th – Jarman and Jake 11:35

8th – Jono and Leon 11:27

7th – Harry and Cripper 11:17

6th – Rowan and Tom 10:55

5th – Tom and Jake 10:49

4th – Richard and Andrew 10:40

3rd – Swarz and Roz 10:39

2nd – Kate and Alex 10:34


1st – Dan and Booga 9:40


Congratulations again to our place getters, and thanks to everyone who turned out. to make this a fantastic weekend!

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