NZ Kayak Marathon Champs update

Notice dated 17 March 2020

Given recent events, we have received some queries as to whether the NZ Marathon Champs will be going ahead on as planned on 28 March 2020 at Waitemata Canoe Club.

The current Ministry of Health advice is that events and/or gatherings of greater than 500 people should be cancelled.

As the NZ Marathon Champs is significantly smaller than that and does not require people to interact in close confines, CRNZ does not see any reason to cancel this event. We will work with Waitemata Canoe Club to set hygiene and health protocols to ensure participants’ safety as much as possible.

We also recognise that some competitors may not feel comfortable travelling to the event, or competing. If this is the case, and if competitors are hoping to use the Nationals to qualify for the Marathon World Championship, CRNZ will consider this under the Exceptional Circumstances rules in our CRNZ Selection Regulations, which can be found at HERE  

The current Ministry of Health guidelines can be found HERE 

We note that this situation may change in line with Ministry of Health or other NZ Government guidelines.


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