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How Can I attend Paddle Across The Bay 2024?

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  • Register yourself as an individual or get a crew together to create a team! Set up your Fundraisin account to start fundraising and donating directly to the Lifeline Australia cause immediately! Share your attendance across your social media channels so others can be part of the journey with you.
  • We encourage paddlers to register early as we will sell out once the event hits capacity!
What Do I Bring On The Day? (PADDLER)
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  • Paddleboard (No kayaks or other vessels)
  • Paddle
  • Leg rope (Mandatory)
  • Water (Hydration backpack is recommended)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher, broad-spectrum and water-resistant)
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone (use a waterproof pouch or two zip lock bags to keep it dry)
  • Your QR ticket, either on your phone or printed

What time is the event on and where is Paddle Across The Bay 2024?

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Paddle Across The Bay will be on SUNDAY, February 25th 2024.

Paddlers will meet at Brighton Beach at 6 am and loop back to Brighton Beach by 8 am (it’s a leisurely 10km!).

Family and friends can welcome paddlers at Port Melbourne shoreline and engage in market stalls, activities and breakfast while you cheer them onto the finish line.

What Does The Registration Process Look Like On The Day?

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Be at the start line (Green point; Brighton beach) to check in between 6 am - 6.45 am. Your ticket will be sent to you by email. Check-in closes at 6.45 am.

You may pick up your event T-shirt at the registration desk (Let us know your preferred size!).

The registration process is quite simple, have your ticket ready to be scanned to be Checked In.

We will mark your arm with a number as a safety precaution.

At 6.30 am, your safety briefing and the warm-up session will begin so that we are all ready to enter the water and start the 10km journey.

Once paddlers arrive at the finish line and check out, they can begin to enjoy the stalls and activities


Who is this event for? Who can attend?

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Paddle Across The Bay is open to everyone, encouraging all fitness and experience levels. You do not have to be a professional paddler or even have tried it before! Paddle Across the Bay is NOT a race and we encourage you to come out and enjoy the water in a safe and inclusive environment with us to help fundraise for mental health and suicide awareness. Help us fundraise along the way!

Is there an entrance fee?

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Paddle Across the Bay has a flat-fee registration fee of $110 for all our members. The registration fee helps cover our event personnel, life guards, safety boats and council permits to run this event for our paddlers safely. The registration fee also includes an exclusive, limited edition 2024 event t-shirt for you to wear whilst you paddle and is yours to keep.

Can I rent a market stall?

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If you have a small business and it's relevant in the wellness and lifestyle spaces, please get in touch with our events team. Market stall applications for Paddle Across The Bay are now OPEN. Please register your interest by sending an enquiry through the contact us page.

Did you buy a ticket for a friend but they don’t know how to register?

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As a first step, ask them to check their email and see if they received a registration link. This is unique to the email you entered while registering and paying for your friend’s ticket. This registration link will not ask them to pay a fee again. All they need to do is enter the same email address that the ticket purchaser entered for them at the time of registration.

Entered the wrong email while registering your friend or they didn’t receive an email?

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  • Login to the Paddle Across the Bay site and navigate to your dashboard. 
  • Here you will see a tab labeled “Your tickets”

  • On your friend’s ticket, you can edit their email and enter the correct one. 
  • This will now send a unique registration link to their correct email address, which they can click on to register. 

need more information?

Contact the team through the contact us page if you need more information.
Please email our leadership team to join us in this great event!

Sponsorships & Media - cesar@acrossthebay.com.au

Events & Logistics - kyle@acrossthebay.com.au

Market Stall Applications and Marketing - melissa@acrossthebay.com.au

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