Off-Water Events

The Gatorade Battle of the Paddles off-water social schedule offers something for all paddlers, non-paddlers and families attending the event.  Hamilton Island has a great range of bars and restaurants, but during the event paddlers are specifically catered for with additional food and beverage options and nightly entertainment. 

Other highlights include a Fun Zone for the kids, a range of viewing facilities during the day for non-paddlers, nightly food stalls by the marina offering a range of easy and tasty dinner options, live entertainment each evening, and a Carb-up Dinner the night before the big Hamilton Cup 42km Marathon. Finally, the closing ceremony on the last night of the event is a party not to be missed.

In addition to the above, each night on a big screen will show all the highlights from the day’s racing action.

Event Schedule

Thursday 12th June

  • 6.30am - 11.00am Breakfast Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00am Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am Medal Presentations - 250m Sprint OC1 & OC2 - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 3.00pm Medal Presentations – 8km Outrigger Marathon All Divisions - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm Food Stalls Open – BBQ Dinner - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm Opening Ceremony incl. Welcome, Blessing, Speeches, Food Stalls, Cash Bar, Live Entertainment - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • Medal Presentations -16km Outrigger Marathon OC1 & OC2, 3km Surf & Ocean Skis - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • Surf & Ocean Skis Dash for Cash Brief - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00pm - 10.00pm Acoustic Music – Shane Wilkinson - Bougainvillea Marquee

Friday 13th June

  • 6.30am - 11.00am Breakfast Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00am Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 11.00am -  Medal Presentations - 16km Outrigger Marathon OC6 Women, Surf & Ocean Skis Dash for Cash - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 4.30pm – 6.00pm ‘How to introduce Adaptive Paddling to your club & meet the no limits paddlers’ Workshop - Conference Centre Foyer
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm Food Stalls Open – Asian Dinner - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm Medal Presentations – 16km Outrigger Marathon OC6 Men & Mixed, 7km Surf & Ocean Skis - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.30pm - 10.00pm Acoustic Music – Jam Jah - Bougainvillea Marquee

Saturday 14th June

  • 8.00am - 11.00am Breakfast Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 8.00am Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 12.00pm Medal presentations – Keith Williams Memorial Race & 500m Sprints OC6 - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 12.30pm Kamoa’s Training Clinic – Coaching & Training Techniques; steering, tips for marathon racing, race preparation for various race conditions - Bougainvillea Pool
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm Food Stalls Open – Carb Loading Dinner - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm Medal Presentations – 25km Surf & Ocean Skis
  • Celebrity Carbs on the Couch - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.30pm - 10.00pm Acoustic Music – Craig Waddell - Bougainvillea Marquee

Sunday 15th June

  • 6.30am - 11.00am Breakfast Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00am Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm Food Stalls Open – Spanish + Mexican Dinner - Front Street
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm Acoustic Music – Shane Wilkinson - Front Street
  • 7.00pm Medal Presentations – 42km Marathon OC6
  • Closing Ceremony + Fireworks
  • ‘Tropicana’ Theme – Dress to Impress - Front Street
  • 8.00pm - 1.00am Live Entertainment – ‘One Sound’ - Front Street