** The Murray River Marathon will be celebrating its 40th and final race at the end of the year. The Old Boys have always enjoyed a strong representation at the race and it would be great to get 2 boats on the river for the last time. The kayaking committee will be meeting in September, if you would like to attend the meeting to express your interest in being involved in the marathon you are more than welcome to attend. The MRM organisers are expecting hundreds of paddlers to take part and as such entry numbers will be capped so it is important to enter the OCGA teams as soon as possible.
For more information click here to visit the MRM website, to express your interest being involved in the MRM contact the Development Office at CGS.
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The OCGA Kayaking Team or 'Wallies' as they are more commonly known, launched their first boat in 1998 to enable old boys who had competed in the Murray Marathon while at school, to continue enjoying the sport.
The Red Cross Murray River Marathon was established in 1969 and each year since has seen thousands of paddlers, support crew and officials from right across the world converge on the banks of the Murray River on December 27 to take part in the longest annual canoe race in the world. Over five days, the event covers 404km of the Murray between Yarrawonga and Swan Hill. The school has entered a number of teams in the Schools Relay every year for the last decade and in 2002 was successful in winning the division for the first time! More information regarding the event can be found at the Murray Marathon website. The team made a stunning debut on the Murray that year finishing fourth in the Men's Open Relay having entered only one boat. In 1999 the Wallies returned with a bigger team and two boats one of which came first across the line, the other fifth in the Men's Open Relay. The 'Wallies' have remained competitive, continually finishing in the top 3 or 4 and in 2007 once again winning the open mens relay.