The Tewkesbury Marathon

The Tewkesbury Hasler Marathon Race

Our Hasler race this year is at the Cheltenham College Boathouse, Lower Lode, Tewkesbury.  If our main Hasler at Gloucester is anything to go by we expect a large entry so you are advised to plan to arrive as early as possible. Registration and refreshments will be available.  Please contact for further information.

Hasler Racers
The race is based at the Cheltenham College boathouse.  Click this link for a google map of its location.  There are facilities on site. There is also a popular pub on the other side of the river where you may camp if required.  Contact Lower Lode Inn for details.  For the race you need to drive right to the end of Lower Lode road and turn left into the boathouse grounds.  (For the Inn, you will need to be on the other side of the river.)  You are advised to keep valuables secure and lock your vehicles.

Toilets and separate changing facilities are available in the boathouse. Please avoid the pub / campsite facilities unless you are a patron.

Division Division Division
Singles 1, 2 & 3: 12 miles 4, 5 & 6: 8 miles 7, 8, 9 & 10: 4 miles
Lightning U10/U12: 2.2 miles
Doubles 2 & 3: 12 miles 4, 5 & 6: 8 miles 7, 8, & 9: 4 miles

There are no portages planned for this year.

This event will be run in accordance with current British Canoeing Marathon Rules.

All competitors in 7, 8, 9, 10 and Lightning must wear buoyancy aids. Those in classes above these may choose not to wear PFDs but do so at their own risk.

SW Regional number boards will be provided to all entries.

It is the paddlers responsibility to ensure theses are returned at the end of the race, failiure to do so will result in us chasing you and you potentially forfeiting the race placing and any Hasler points.

Check In: Open from 10am.  Lightningentries close at 10:45am. Check in for others closes11.15am
Briefings: Lightning: 11.00 am Divisions 1-10: 11.45 am
Starts: Lightning: 11.40 am Divisions 1-6: 12.40 pm Division 7-10: 1.10 pm

All timings are subject to change either before, or on the day.

All entry fees are ‘per seat’.  I.e., for each paddler; not kayak/canoe.

The entry fee for Junior & Senior marathon racers is £10.00; for Lightning Class racers it is £5.00

All entries should be received preferably by HRM by Midnight on the Thursday before the event.  Please note that if payment is made online (please ask for details when entering) by 6pm on the Friday before the event then a discount of £1.00is applied, making the fee £9.00per seat.  A Late Entry fee of £3.00 per seat will be charged thereafter.

Changing a complete boat crew on the day will be classed as ‘Late Entry‘ and you will be charged accordingly.

Lightning Class paddlers are not eligible for a discount but will not be charged a late entry fee.

Entry Details

Either by HRM system or use the application form and email it to  Alternatively you can enter on-line here (tablet or PC only).  (This email address can be used for race enquiries too).

Other canal users include fishermen and large motorised craft.  Wildlife including swans and ducks are common. There may be overhanging trees and some high banks in places.   There is a large weir above the launch point and this should be avoided.  River traffic will emerge on the right facing downstream just below the weir.

Prizes will be awarded for the first 3 places in all classes where there are more than four (4) entries. Where there are fewer entries, only the first 2 places will qualify for a prize.

Prizes will also be awarded to all Lightning Class paddlers.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge for competitors after their event. To qualify, competitors must hand in their South West Region race number board to catering staff as payment.

All visitors will be able to purchase hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day.

The latest race review and graph will be published as soon as possible and be shown below.  In the meantime here is the review and results of the last published race. To see the full post click the poss title.

1208, 2019

Tewkesbury Results 2019

August 12th, 2019|

The Tewkesbury Race Results 2019 Our inaugural Tewkesbury Hasler Canoe Marathon Race on Sunday 28th July 2019 was a huge success and saw over 100 boats taking to the river Severn to compete in a wide range of divisions.  Thanks to all those who came to the event to take part and compete, it is great to see so many people taking part from a wide range of places around the Uk. Well done to those who from the club who took part in the race, and congratulations to those who managed to get a podium position.  If the results are confirmed then that places Gloucester canoe club in the region, just one point behind at the end of the racing season. A huge thanks the members of the club who helped out on the day to make this a great day. In particular; those on the water providing safety, the team providing food and drinks, and those involved in time keep and recording the results. Hope to see as good a turn out at the Gloucester race. Overall points scored are shown below: Full results from the day can be found here.  Please send any feedback to

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