Massive effort: Massive Murray Paddle reaches Swan Hill

SPECTATORS patiently awaited their loved ones as they arrived in style after completing the Massive Murray Paddle last Friday. 

The Massive Murray Paddle is a five-day paddling adventure and race, that raises funds to assist local charities or community-driven programs.​

Bacchus Marsh Grammar paddlers enjoyed their time in Swan Hill dressed as rainbow clowns. Picture: GEMMA ROWLEY

Bacchus Marsh Grammar paddlers enjoyed their time in Swan Hill dressed as rainbow clowns. Picture: GEMMA ROWLEY

This year was bigger than ever, celebrating its 50th anniversary and raising a total of $229,485. 

Being one of the world's longest paddling races, the Massive Murray Paddle has been connecting people, river and country since 1969. 

The 175 participants geared up to begin the 404km paddle on November 19, starting in Yarrawonga and finishing in Swan Hill.

After paddling for five days, participants arrived at Swan Hill's Riverside Park on November 23.

Crowd cheers of pride and participant cheers of relief could be heard as the made their way to the finish line.

To read more of this story, grab a copy of the November 28 edition of The Guardian. 

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