Registration and Entries

Entries for the 2017 Rowathon are now open.
To register yourself or your crew please complete the online booking form by clicking here.
 
WAIVER AND DECLARATION
All participants must complete and sign a Rower Declaration form and return it to the committee before the event as indicated on the form.

To download the form, click on the down arrow on the right hand side of the file detail below.
If using a PC, which is best, it should open in "Word".
If using an iPad, you will need Apple "Pages" or a similar document editing App, but many do not support the Word formatting.

ENTRY FORM

There are instructions for filling out the registration for each participant, cox and supporter.

Please note the following:

The 2017 participant entry fee of $80 includes a Rowathon T-shirt so each entry needs to specify a t-shirt size. Note that the sizes given are those for men.


Important: please ensure that your coxswains are experienced in steering boats on rivers and know the river craft rules.

VENUE & COURSE

The Flying Doctor Rowathon will be held out of Wentworth District Rowing Club (WDRC) on both the Murray and Darling Rivers.

Crews will start at WDRC and head down stream then through the cutting to the Murray and row upstream on the Murray to the Coomealla Golf Club where morning tea will be available. The second leg is back to WDRC where lunch will be available followed by the third leg up the Darling River to a private property just beyond the 20Km marker where afternoon tea will be provided and the last leg is back to WDRC.

Further information about the Rowathon is available on our website, including on "The Rowathon Day" page.

WEATHER

Please note that we will be monitoring the weather and river conditions leading up to the event, particularly river flows and potential for rain or high temperatures, and will contact you if we need to make adjustments to the day/course.

 

FRIDAY EVENING BBQ

WDRC will be providing a Country BBQ on the Friday evening, so if you arrive in time to rig boats or just in time for a relaxing drink by the river, join in for the BBQ. It’s a great way to start the weekend and catch up with friends. 

 

CHECK IN

Crew check in will be available on the Friday, October 6, at the Wentworth District Rowing Club between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., while the BBQ is on or during breakfast at the Club if you arrive late. At check in you will receive your t-shirts, crew instructions, river charts and a bow number. Parking for trailers will be available on the foreshore beside the rowing club. Please look for signs leading to the gate entrance and parking area.

 

ACCOMMODATION

We trust that you and your crews have booked your accommodation. If you have not and are having trouble, there are links to the Wentworth and Mildura tourism offices and sites on our website. In any event, we urge you to go ahead and organise your accommodation as soon as possible.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE

We remind you that the reason for this event, apart from having a great rowing experience, is to raise funds for the RFDS. All money raised and donated will go to support the RFDS's Mental Health Services. You can read more about this new initiative on our web site as follows: www.murrayrowathon.com/home/fundraising-for-rfds


An important part of this fundraising is, of course, personal or crew sponsorship from your friends, family, colleagues and so on.


A great way to do this is through “Everyday Hero”, something we have communicated about earlier.  The Everyday Hero website is used for setting up your fundraising page, whether individual or club, so we encourage you to go to the Everyday Hero page and then follow the instructions from "Start Fundraising".

All donations made through the Everyday Hero site receive an automatic tax receipt and a thank you email.

Alternatively you can include a donation with your Entry/Registration payment and we will arrange for tax receipts to be issued.


PAYMENT

Your crew entry payments need to be made at the time of registration online.
Sponsorship payments can be made prior to, on the day or soon after the event given that your team members may need to collect funds based on distance rowed. Please make payments by direct debit to our bank account as follows:

 

Account name: RFDS Operation Pelican Inc.

BSB: 633000

Account No: 144519402

Reference: your or club’s name

 

Or send a cheque to:

RFDS Operation Pelican Inc.

4/53 Finch St

Malvern East, 3145  Vic

For more information about the event please go to "The Rowathon Day" page.
 
If you have any questions or need assistance with the forms, please contact the relevant committee members (listed below) at participate@murrayrowathon.com 
or call:
Bob Symons 0412 256 344
Deborah Dawes 0419 870 483
Fiona Woodard 0432 133 555
REGISTRATION INQUIRIES: Bec Marshall 0419 820 822

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Bec Marshall,
Jul 13, 2017, 7:34 PM
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