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SWIM 3.2km / RUN 21.1KM / BIKE 91KM / PADDLE 25KM

SUNDAY the 13th of March 2016

3.2 km (2m) Inland Open Water Swim

21.1 km (13m) Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon

91.4 km (58m) Road Bicycle Time Trial

25 km (15m) Peaches and Cream Paddle

The Murray Quad is Australia’s official World Quadrathlon Federation (WQF) Quadrathlon a unique event that involves four disciplines, swimming, running, cycling and paddling over a challenging 141 km (88 mile) course from Yarrawonga to Tocumwal. It all starts with a 3.2km swim on Lake Mulwala followed by a half marathon run along gravel walking tracks and two circuits of the world class Black Bull links golf course with exquisitely landscaped holes overlooking the picturesque Lake Mulwala, once competitors have completed the run they then transition to the bike for a 91km time trial cycle along country roads and a number of small rural towns through the area known as Victoria’s Food Bowl arriving in Cobram at Thompson Beach Australia’s largest inland beach for the final leg a downstream paddle on Australia’s largest river the Murray River to complete the grueling adventure in Tocumwal. The winner is expected to complete the 141km journey in less than 7 hours and will be crowned the Australian Diamond Man with the first female not too far behind and for this time on known as the 2016 Australian Diamond women. The event does only cater for the elite athlete looking for a new challenge it also offers a fantastic opportunity for amateur sport enthusiast to complete in one of three entry options the full distance, a relay team of up to 8 people or just enter one of the individual disciplines in a separate race.

Individual races

New to the 2016 event is the addition of single disciplines that will allow participants to enter one or a number of the four different races.

  • The Inland Open Water Swim – 3.2km Open water swim on Lake Mulwala

MQ16 swim

  • Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon – 21.1km Run around the Silverwoods Golf and Lifestyle resort and gravel walking tracks around Chinaman’s Island nature reserve

MQ16 Run

  • Australia’s Longest Road Cycle Time Trial – 91km Individual time trial bike race from Yarrawonga to Cobram

MQ16 Bke

  • The Peaches and Cream Paddle – 25km Le mans start from Thompson Beach Cobram to Town Beach Tocumwal with Portage and Relay team changes at Smithers Beach.

Relay legs

Swim 1.4km – Chinaman’s Island Loop

Swim 1.8km – Silverwoods Loop

Run 10km – Black Bull Golf Course

Run 11km – Murray Valley Highway

Bike 42km – Yarrawonga – Wilby – Tungamah

Bike 49km – Tungamah – Katamatite – Cobram

Paddle 13km – Cobram – Smithers Beach

Paddle 12km – Smithers Beach – Tocumwal


Course overview

The Murray Quad course is an epic 141kms, making it the longest quadrathlon event in the world.

Course description

The event starts at Yarrawonga Rowing Club with a 3.2km swim on Lake Mulwala.

Following the swim, you’ll run a 21.1km loop through Silverwoods Golf Resort, starting and finishing at Yarrawonga Rowing Club.

You’ll then jump on your bike for a 91km ride south to Wilby, then west to Tungamah and finally North to Cobram.

At Cobram, you’ll complete the final leg of the journey with a 25km paddle down the mighty Murray River. The finish line is in the beautiful riverside town of Tocumwal.


Course map

Course map 



Pre-event registrations

What: Pre-event registrations, compulsory safety briefing for participants and volunteers briefing.

Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd, Yarrawonga

When: 1-5pm, Saturday 12 March       


Compulsory Safety and Race Briefing       

What: Compulsory safety briefing for participants, volunteers briefing

Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd Yarrawonga

When: 5pm, Saturday 12 March


Race day – Yarrawonga Rowing Club

Where: Yarrawonga Rowing Club, Botts Rd Yarrawonga

What: Start of the Murray Quad and open water swim.

When: 7am, Sunday 13 March

What: Start of the Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon.

When: 8am, Sunday 13 March

What: Start of the Road cycle time trial.

When: 9am, Sunday 13 March

Race day – Thompson Beach Cobram

What: Start of the Peaches and Cream Paddle.

Where: Thompson Beach, Mookarii St, Cobram

When: 11am, Sunday 13 March

Finish line celebrations

What: Cheer your team across the line and take part in celebrations at the finish.

Where: Town Beach, Town Beach Rd, Tocumwal.

When: 1pm to 6pm, Sunday 13 March


Awards ceremony

What: Dinner, drinks celebrations and a number award presentations including teams and individuals. Plus we’ll be crowning the 2016 Australian Diamond man and woman.

Where: Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Golf Club Rd, Mulwala NSW.

When: 7.30pm, Sunday 13 March


For more information email murrayquad@gmail.com or phone Tim Roadley 0417373376

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