WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

Be the first in the world to greet the new day as you race along the coast.

The First Light Marathon takes place in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand, which is known for being the first city in the world to see the sun each day.

Its spectacular coastline and the steep green hills provide a magical backdrop to this unique race. Runners will herald in the sunrise as they crest the many hills and race along the white sand beach.

Travelling Fit is delighted to offer you a 5 Day / 4 Night Package with the option to choose from 5 different excursions:

  • Gisborne Astro Tour – Embark on an astro tour with a highly acclaimed astronomer and see the stars, planets, and galaxies light up the night.
  • Stingray Encounter – Take a reef ecology tour to meet Stingrays and Eagle Rays
  • Learn to Surf – Hop on a surfboard and get a crash course on how to ride the waves.
  • Tolaga Bay – Hike (5.8km – 2.5 hrs) Cooks Cove Walkway and learn the history of local iwi Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and be rewarded with stunning natural vistas.
  • Maunga Hikurangi – Embark on a tour to the sacred mountain (Maunga Hikurangi) that is the first to greet the sun each day. Capture breathtaking views and history.

There will also be the option to join a pre and/or post marathon package extension as follows:

  • Pre Marathon extension: 4 Day Hobbiton & Bay of Plenty Tour – explore the magical Hobbiton from Lord of the Rings, get lost in Hamilton Gardens, relax at Bay of Plenty and enjoy a unique farm stay.
  • Post Marathon extension: 6 Day Lakes and Legends Tour – explore the rugged Aotearoa New Zealand beauty in the Tongariro National Park. Optional excursion include white water rafting on the mighty Kaituna River, and zip lining though the native forest.
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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$700per Runner
$500per Supporter
Final Balance
Friday 6 October 2023
Deposit on Hobbiton and Bay of Plenty Extension Tour: $550 per person Deposit on Lakes and Legends Extension Tour: $950 per person
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The Course

Both the Marathon and Half-Marathon runners will begin on the boardwalk next to Midway Beach. The race starts just before sunrise, and participants will follow the boardwalk out of Tairāwhiti Gisborne until the first hills are reached. As runners crest the first hill, they’ll be rewarded with a view of the sun slowly rising out over the Pacific Ocean. You will be among the first people in the world to greet the new day as the sun illuminates the landscape around you.

Both marathon and half-marathon runners will face a series of short, steep hills once they are out of the city. The race is a mix of single-track trails, roads, and off-road surfaces. Half-marathon runners will loop through the hills back toward the city, while marathon runners head out to Wainui Beach for roughly a kilometer through the sand next to the sparkling waves. Then, marathon runners will head back into the hills to tackle even more challenging climbs until they once again reach Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

Both half-marathon and marathon runners will finish the race on the same boardwalk where the race began, running onto Midway Beach for some well-deserved rest and refreshments.

The route will be well-marked with many small flags, arrows, and kilometer signs. Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks, bananas, and energy gels. Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area in a staffed bag drop area. There will be toilets and post-race refreshments in the start/finish area as well.

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Entry Fees

Your entry to the First Light Marathon is included in the cost of your package

Qualifying Times

Marathon runners must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Start Time

The First Light Marathon is scheduled to start at 6:30am

Cut-Off Times

The race officially ends at 13:30. This means that both marathon runners and half-marathon runners have a cut-off time of 8 hours.

For the MARATHON there is a 4 hours cut-off time half-way (at 21km)

Any runners left on the route after this cut-off time will be collected by car.

Race Timing
Timing is done with a chip which will come in your “goodie bag”
Race Packets

Runners on the 5-days package will receive their goodie bags at the Powhiri, the Maori welcome, on the 19th January.

The goodie bag will contain your start/bib number, timing chip, official race T-shirt, information on the race route, and schedule for your trip.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for the First Light Marathon

Aid Stations

Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks, bananas, and energy gels. Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area in a staffed bag drop area.

There will be toilets and post-race refreshments in the start/finish area as well.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items in the start/finish area for use before and after the race. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number.

Although the luggage area is manned, depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner’s responsibility and the First Light Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Aotearoa New Zealand is located in the Souther Hemisphere, which means that January is summer. Daytime temperatures will be warm and humid, meaning runners should wear light, moisture-wicking clothing.

It will be chilly before the sun rises, so warm overclothes are recommended at the start. Remember your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the First Light Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners of both distances for men and women.

Please note that there is no prize money.

Weather Conditions
The average temperature range for Tairāwhiti, Gisborne, in February is 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit)
Other Events

Half Marathon

WELCOME TO THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Travelling Fit are pleased to advise we have some great accommodation deals on offer located in the seaside paradise of Lorne, within short walking distance to the Ultra Marathon and the Marathon Start Line as well as at Apollo Bay which is where the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Brooks Half Marathon finish.

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. It has a colourful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$150 per Runner
$50 per supporter
Final Balance
Friday 05 April 2024
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The Course

All runners considering the Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon please understand that this is a challenge that you must be up for both physically and mentally. Please ensure that you adjust your training to suit this course, and can run the 60km within the event cut-off time (6.5 hours) prior to registering for this event.

We strongly recommend looking at the course elevation. An elevation map for the Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon can be found by clicking here.

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular running events.

Starting in Lorne, a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, the Ultra-Marathon course winds its way along the Great Ocean Road to the finishing line in Apollo Bay.

The course itself is flat to undulating with an elevation gain of around 1081m and there are several long, upwards sections on the course, most notably from the 33km mark to the 38km mark, where the course rises from an elevation of approximately 50m to an elevation of approximately 300m.

The last 6km of the course is relatively flat.

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Entry Fees

The entry Fee to the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon is included in the cost of your package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon.

All participants MUST be 18 years or older on race day

Start Time

The Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon starts at 8:00am

Cut-Off Times
There is a 6h:30m cut off for this event
Race Timing

The Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Australian Competitors
Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Wednesday April 5th and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Pack does not arrive, a replacement pack can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Wednesday April 6, 2023 and 11:59pm on Tuesday April 18, you will have the option of paying for priority postage or collection from the event race offices (Lorne and Apollo Bay) during race office hours.

Registering from 12:00am Wednesday April 19 onwards, means you will be required to pick up/collect your Event race pack from the Event race office prior to the commencement of the Event.

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office. Please ensure nomination of either Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Offices, upon registration

Lorne
Lorne Foreshore (North of the SLSC Carpark)
Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, Victoria

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 8:00am *General enquiries & walk registrations only

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, Victoria, 3233

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 2:30pm *General enquiries

You will not be able to collect your Race Pack on race morning as there will be no office at the start lines so please ensure that you have collected your pack before race morning!

You are welcome to have someone else collect your pack on your behalf if you are unable to attend the office. Please be aware they will need your Confirmation Email containing your unique QR code to do so.

Pace Setters
There are no official Pace Setters in this event
Aid Stations

There are 14 drink stations along the Ultra Marathon course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a Science in Sport drink.

Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.

DistanceItems Provided
Start LineWater
2.5kmWater
5kmWater
10.7kmWater /Science in Sport
15.4kmWater /Science in Sport
21.8kmWater
26.6kmWater
31.1kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
36 kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
41kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
44.7kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
53.6kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
57.3 kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
Finish LineWater /Science in Sport/Bananas

You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get runners to the start line on Sunday, race day.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package

Getting to the start line in Lorne (depart from 5:45am):

Please note there are two departure points along Main St. Please make sure you are at the departure point for Marathon/Ultra Marathon runners. Exact locations will be published closer to the event.

TRANSPORT

A shuttle bus service will run to get Brooks Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 15th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package.

Expo

There will be a Festival Hub in Apollo Bay that will have official merchandise.

Opening hours are:

Friday, 19 May9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, 20 May8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, 21 May7:30am-2:30pm
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal and all competitors will receive a gift that can be collected at the finish line at the end of your run!

Please remember to show your race bib to claim your gift!

Weather Conditions

The average high temperature in May for Apollo Bay is 16 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.

There is an average 0f 16 days rain in May so please ensure to pack appropriate wet weather running gear, just in case

Other Events

44km Marathon23km Brooks Half Marathon
14km Paradise Run
6km Fun Run
1.5km Kids Gallop
12km Trail Run
6km Trail Run
5km or 10km Great Ocean Road Walk

WELCOME TO THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Travelling Fit are pleased to advise we have some great accommodation deals on offer located in the seaside paradise of Lorne, within short walking distance to the Ultra Marathon and the Marathon Start Line as well as at Apollo Bay which is where the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Brooks Half Marathon finish.

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. It has a colourful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$150 per Runner
$50 per supporter
Final Balance
Friday 05 April 2024
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The Course

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular running events.

Starting in Lorne, a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, the Marathon course winds its way along the Great Ocean Road to the finishing line in Apollo Bay.

The course itself is flat to undulating with an elevation gain of around 488m and there are several long, upwards sections on the course, most notably from the Cumberland River at the 5km mark to the top of Mount Defiance at around the 9km mark. The second long (ish) incline comes just after the 21km mark, taking you from the Kennett River to Cape Patton.

The last 10km of the course is relatively flat.

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Entry Fees

The entry Fee to the Great Ocean Road Marathon is included in the cost of your package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Great Ocean Road Marathon.

All participants MUST be 18 years or older on race day

Start Time

The Great Ocean Road Marathon starts at 8:00am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6h:30m cut off for this event

Race Timing

The Great Ocean Road Brooks Half Marathon will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Australian Competitors
Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Wednesday April 5th and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Pack does not arrive, a replacement pack can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Wednesday April 6, 2023 and 11:59pm on Tuesday April 18, you will have the option of paying for priority postage or collection from the event race offices (Lorne and Apollo Bay) during race office hours.

Registering from 12:00am Wednesday April 19 onwards, means you will be required to pick up/collect your Event race pack from the Event race office prior to the commencement of the Event.

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office. Please ensure nomination of either Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Offices, upon registration

Lorne
Lorne Foreshore (North of the SLSC Carpark)
Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, Victoria

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 8:00am *General enquiries & walk registrations only

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, Victoria, 3233

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 2:30pm *General enquiries

You will not be able to collect your Race Pack on race morning as there will be no office at the start lines so please ensure that you have collected your pack before race morning!

You are welcome to have someone else collect your pack on your behalf if you are unable to attend the office. Please be aware they will need your Confirmation Email containing your unique QR code to do so.

Pace Setters
There are no official Pace Setters in this event
Aid Stations

There will be 12 drink stations throughout the Great Ocean Road Marathon Course.

Water will be provided on course as well as Science in Sport Drink.

Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.

DistanceItems Provided
Start LineWater
2.5kmWater
5kmWater
10.7kmWater/Science in Sport
15.4kmWater/Science in Sport
21.8kmWater
26.6kmWater
31.1kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
36.2kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
39.4kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
43.1kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
Finish LineWater/Science in Sport/Bananas

You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.

 
Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Marathon competitors will be required to collect a warm clothing bag in order to check in their warm clothing on race day.

On Race Day you can drop off your labelled warm clothing bag at designated points at the start lines in Lorne.

After the race, you must collect your bag from Moore Street next to the Apollo Bay Hotel, near the event finish line.

Make sure you have your bib on you to ensure that volunteers will be able to hand back the warm clothing bag corresponding to your bib number.

Storage areas for warm clothing bags will be manned by volunteers and marshals on race day and it is strongly recommended that you avoid placing valuables in clothing bags.

Note that the race organisers do not accept any responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

Transport

A shuttle bus service will run to get Brooks Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 15th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package.

Expo

There will be a Festival Hub in Apollo Bay that will have official merchandise.

Opening hours are:

Friday, 19 May9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, 20 May8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, 21 May7:30am-2:30pm
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal and all competitors will receive a gift that can be collected at the finish line at the end of your run!

Please remember to show your race bib to claim your gift!

Weather Conditions

The average high temperature in May for Apollo Bay is 16 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.

There is an average of 16 days rain in May so please ensure to pack appropriate wet weather running gear, just in case

Other Events

60km Ultra Marathon
23km Brooks Half Marathon
14km Paradise Run
6km Fun Run
1.5km Kids Gallop
12km Trail Run
6km Trail Run
5km or 10km Great Ocean Road Walk

WELCOME TO THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Travelling Fit are pleased to advise we have some great accommodation deals on offer located in the seaside paradise of Lorne, within short walking distance to the Ultra Marathon and the Marathon Start Line as well as at Apollo Bay which is where the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Brooks Half Marathon finish.

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. It has a colourful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$150 per Runner
$50 per supporter
Final Balance
Friday 05 April 2024
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Course

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular running events.

Starting at the Kennett River Holiday Park, the Brooks Half Marathon course winds its way along the Great Ocean Road to the finishing line in Apollo Bay.

The course itself is 23km in total distance and is flat to undulating, with an elevation gain of around 167m and there are several long, upwards sections on the course, most notably from the Kennett River to Cape Patton.

The last 6km of the course is relatively flat.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

The entry Fee to the Great Ocean Road Brooks Half Marathon is included in the cost of your package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Great Ocean Road Brooks Half Marathon.

All participants MUST be 16 years or older on race day

Start Time

The Great Ocean Road Brooks Half Marathon starts at 8:00am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6h:30m cut off for this event

Race Timing

The Great Ocean Road Brooks Half Marathon will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Australian Competitors
Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Wednesday April 5th and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Pack does not arrive, a replacement pack can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Wednesday April 6, 2023 and 11:59pm on Tuesday April 18, you will have the option of paying for priority postage or collection from the event race offices (Lorne and Apollo Bay) during race office hours.

Registering from 12:00am Wednesday April 19 onwards, means you will be required to pick up/collect your Event race pack from the Event race office prior to the commencement of the Event.

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office. Please ensure nomination of either Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Offices, upon registration

Lorne
Lorne Foreshore (North of the SLSC Carpark)
Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, Victoria

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 8:00am *General enquiries & walk registrations only

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, Victoria, 3233

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 2:30pm *General enquiries

You will not be able to collect your Race Pack on race morning as there will be no office at the start lines so please ensure that you have collected your pack before race morning!

You are welcome to have someone else collect your pack on your behalf if you are unable to attend the office. Please be aware they will need your Confirmation Email containing your unique QR code to do so.

Pace Setters

There are no official Pace Setters in this event

Aid Stations

There will be 6 drink stations throughout the Brooks Half Marathon Course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a Science in Sport drink.

Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.

DistanceItems Provided
5kmWater
9.43kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
14.41kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
18.31kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
21.61kmWater/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
Finish LineWater/Science in Sport/Bananas

You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Brooks Half Marathon competitors will be required to collect a warm clothing bag in order to check in their warm clothing on race day.

On Race Day you can drop off your labelled warm clothing bag at designated points at the start lines in Kennett River.

After the race, you must collect your bag from Moore Street next to the Apollo Bay Hotel, near the event finish line.

Make sure you have your bib on you to ensure that volunteers will be able to hand back the warm clothing bag corresponding to your bib number.

Storage areas for warm clothing bags will be manned by volunteers and marshals on race day and it is strongly recommended that you avoid placing valuables in clothing bags.

Note that the race organisers do not accept any responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

Transport

A shuttle bus service will run to get Brooks Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 15th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package.

Expo

There will be a Festival Hub in Apollo Bay that will have official merchandise.

Opening hours are:

Friday, 19 May9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, 20 May8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, 21 May7:30am-2:30pm
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal and all competitors will receive a gift that can be collected at the finish line at the end of your run!

Please remember to show your race bib to claim your gift!

Weather Conditions

The average high temperature in May for Apollo Bay is 16 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.

There is an average of 16 days rain in May so please ensure to pack appropriate wet weather running gear, just in case

Other Events

60km Ultra Marathon44km Marathon
14km Paradise Run
6km Fun Run
1.5km Kids Gallop
12km Trail Run
6km Trail Run
5km or 10km Great Ocean Road Walk

WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

Be the first in the world to greet the new day as you race along the coast.

The First Light Marathon takes place in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand, which is known for being the first city in the world to see the sun each day.

Its spectacular coastline and the steep green hills provide a magical backdrop to this unique race. Runners will herald in the sunrise as they crest the many hills and race along the white sand beach.

Travelling Fit is delighted to offer you a 5 Day / 4 Night Package with the option to choose from 5 different excursions:

  • Gisborne Astro Tour – Embark on an astro tour with a highly acclaimed astronomer and see the stars, planets, and galaxies light up the night.
  • Stingray Encounter – Take a reef ecology tour to meet Stingrays and Eagle Rays
  • Learn to Surf – Hop on a surfboard and get a crash course on how to ride the waves.
  • Tolaga Bay – Hike (5.8km – 2.5 hrs) Cooks Cove Walkway and learn the history of local iwi Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and be rewarded with stunning natural vistas.
  • Maunga Hikurangi – Embark on a tour to the sacred mountain (Maunga Hikurangi) that is the first to greet the sun each day. Capture breathtaking views and history.

There will also be the option to join a pre and/or post marathon package extension as follows:

  • Pre Marathon extension: 4 Day Hobbiton & Bay of Plenty Tour – explore the magical Hobbiton from Lord of the Rings, get lost in Hamilton Gardens, relax at Bay of Plenty and enjoy a unique farm stay.
  • Post Marathon extension: 6 Day Lakes and Legends Tour – explore the rugged Aotearoa New Zealand beauty in the Tongariro National Park. Optional excursion include white water rafting on the mighty Kaituna River, and zip lining though the native forest.
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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$700per Runner
$500per Supporter
Final Balance
Friday 6 October 2023
Deposit on Hobbiton and Bay of Plenty Extension Tour: $550 per person Deposit on Lakes and Legends Extension Tour: $950 per person
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The Course

Both the Marathon and Half-Marathon runners will begin on the boardwalk next to Midway Beach. The race starts just before sunrise, and participants will follow the boardwalk out of Tairāwhiti Gisborne until the first hills are reached. As runners crest the first hill, they’ll be rewarded with a view of the sun slowly rising out over the Pacific Ocean. You will be among the first people in the world to greet the new day as the sun illuminates the landscape around you.

Both marathon and half-marathon runners will face a series of short, steep hills once they are out of the city. The race is a mix of single-track trails, roads, and off-road surfaces. Half-marathon runners will loop through the hills back toward the city, while marathon runners head out to Wainui Beach for roughly a kilometer through the sand next to the sparkling waves. Then, marathon runners will head back into the hills to tackle even more challenging climbs until they once again reach Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

Both half-marathon and marathon runners will finish the race on the same boardwalk where the race began, running onto Midway Beach for some well-deserved rest and refreshments.

The route will be well-marked with many small flags, arrows, and kilometer signs. Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks, bananas, and energy gels. Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area in a staffed bag drop area. There will be toilets and post-race refreshments in the start/finish area as well.

Testimonials

Race Reviews
Race Information Menu
Enquire now about a fully escorted marathon alongside like-minded experts.

Race Information

Entry Fees

Your entry to the First Light Half Marathon is included in the cost of your package

Qualifying Times

Half Marathon runners must be at least 16 years old.

Start Time

The First Light Half Marathon is scheduled to start at 6:30am

Cut-Off Times

The race officially ends at 13:30. This means that both marathon runners and half-marathon runners have a cut-off time of 8 hours.

For the MARATHON there is a 4 hours cut-off time half-way (at 21km)

Any runners left on the route after this cut-off time will be collected by car.

Race Timing

Timing is done with a chip which will come in your “goodie bag”

Race Packets

Runners on the 5-days package will receive their goodie bags at the Powhiri, the Maori welcome, on the 19th January.

The goodie bag will contain your start/bib number, timing chip, official race T-shirt, information on the race route, and schedule for your trip.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for the First Light Half Marathon

Aid Stations

Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks, bananas, and energy gels. Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area in a staffed bag drop area.

There will be toilets and post-race refreshments in the start/finish area as well.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items in the start/finish area for use before and after the race. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number.

Although the luggage area is manned, depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner’s responsibility and the First Light Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Aotearoa New Zealand is located in the Souther Hemisphere, which means that January is summer. Daytime temperatures will be warm and humid, meaning runners should wear light, moisture-wicking clothing.

It will be chilly before the sun rises, so warm overclothes are recommended at the start. Remember your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the First Light Half Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners of both distances for men and women.

Please note that there is no prize money.

Weather Conditions

The average temperature range for Tairāwhiti, Gisborne, in February is 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit)

Other Events

Marathon

WELCOME TO MELBOURNE

As the Official Travel Partner and sponsor for the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, Travelling Fit is offering guaranteed race entry into the Marathon and secured rooms at Mantra on Jolimont, conveniently located just a short walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground – the race precinct for all the events during the Melbourne Marathon Festival.

If you have already secured a guaranteed race entry, you are more than welcome to book one of our supporter packages which excludes the race entry but offers you accommodation.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$300per Booking
Second Installment
$280 per runner
due Friday 03 May 2024
Final Balance
Friday 02 August 2024
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The Course

Start at Batman Avenue.

Head north along Batman Avenue; left into Flinders Street, left into Swanston Street, cross to northbound (west side) service lane at Princes Bridge and then head along St Kilda Road.

At St Kilda Junction, runners turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do a lap anti-clockwise circuit of the Lake.

This Lake loop requires runners to turn left into Albert Road Drive from Lakeside Drive and left into Aughtie Drive continuing around the Albert Park Lake roadway.

At the Carousel car park runners proceed behind and around Pits Building using Aughtie Walk before U-turning in Aughtie Drive past Turn 1

Proceed along Aughtie Dve to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right onto Lakeside Drive and right on to Fitzroy St.

Make a right hand turn at Acland St extension into the city bound lanes of Beaconsfield Parade, proceed north to a U-turn just before Bay St heading south back along Beaconsfield Pde toward St Kilda.

At the Beaconsfield Parade intersection with Jacka Boulevard, runners will veer right and head towards Elwood using Jacka Boulevard, Marine Parade and Ormond Esplanade to a U-Turn near St Kilda St. Runners then return north along Ormond Esplanade, Marine Parade, Jacka Blvd in to a right hand turn into extension of Acland St, followed by a left hand turn into Fitzroy St.

Turn left into the St Kilda Road northbound service lanes and continue to left hand turn into Southbank Blvd, right hand turn into Sturt St and proceed (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave.

Proceed along Linlithgow Ave to Birdwood Ave to right hand turn into Domain Rd.

Take a right hand turn up Dallas Brooks drive, left onto Birdwood Ave, veer left onto Government House drive and then right onto St Kilda Road.

Proceed along St Kilda Rd to a right hand turn into Flinders St.

Veer right into Wellington Parade South, turn right into Brunton Ave then left into the MCG via Gate C and do one lap of the MCG to the finish line.

Note: : Course is subject to change.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

2024 Melbourne Marathon Entry Costs – Entries Fees are included

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Marathon.

However, once you have successfully entered, you can apply for a Preferred Start, which is a starting position immediately behind the Elite field. To be granted a preferred start you must have achieved certain qualifying times for your event since 01 January 2023.

 Tier 1Tier 2
MALESub 2:15Sub 2:19
FEMALESub 2:34Sub 2:40

Applications for Preferred Starts must be made online and should include details of the races (i.e. race name, date and distance) at which qualifying performances have been achieved. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any participants who are not registered will not be considered. All applications are checked to guarantee times submitted are valid. Applications for preferred starts will open in May.

Start Time

The Melbourne Marathon Festival – Full Marathon will commence at 7:00am

CUT-OFF TIMES

The finish line will remain open until 2:00pm for all events (7:00 hour cut-off).

  • St Kilda Rd Junction Rd- 11.00am
  • Left Hand Turn into Southbank Blvd 11.00am
  • Fed Square (40km) – 11.45am
  • The northbound service lanes on St Kilda Rd will remain open to competitors until 11.00am.
  • The southbound service lanes on St Kilda Rd will remain open to competitors until 11.45am.

All competitors that cannot run at a sub-5hr marathon pace should make themselves familiar with the alternate route for slow marathoners and obey instructions from marshals on the day.

Race Timing

Your Timing Chip can be found on the back of your race bib (excluding 3km competitors) that will be in your Race Pack with your Competitor Information Booklet. The Timing Chip will appear on the top half of the bib and will look like a label and must remain intact.

Do not remove or tamper with the Chip as this will result in NO TIMES being recorded of your effort.

Race Packets

Details to be confirmed

If you register before 11:59pm Thursday 04 July and select and pay for postage ($5.50), your personalised race bib will be sent to you at the address provided.

If you register from 12:00am Friday 05 July or do not pay for postage, you will be required to collect your race bib from the Race Week Office.

Your race pack will include:

  • Race Information Booklet
  • Race bib with attached timing chip
  • Safety pins

Please note show bags (including T-shirt for Marathon competitors) are to be collected from the MCG.

Pace Setters

The 2024 Melbourne Marathon will once again be providing Pace Group Leaders.

There will be pacers for the following expected finishing times (hours and minutes):

2:50, 3:00, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00

Aid Stations

The sports drink provided on course will be Gatorade.

Marathon competitors who wish to have their own refreshments available to collect from designated Drink Stations on course during Race Day.

DISTANCE (KM)SUPPLIEDMEDICALTOILETS
0Water + GatoradeYesYes
3WaterYesYes
6Water + GatoradeYesYes
11.2Water + Gatorade + Maurten Hydrogel + PERSONAL DRINKSYesYes
17Water + GatoradeYesYes
20.3Water + GatoradeYesYes
24.2Water + Gatorade + PERSONAL DRINKSYesYes
27.8Water + GatoradeYesYes
31.1Water + Gatorade + Maurten HydrogelYesYes
34.1WaterYesYes
36.5Water + Gatorade + PERSONAL DRINKSYesYes
39.5Water + GatoradeYesYes
41Water + GatoradeYesYes
42.195Water + GatoradeYesYes
Personal Refreshments and Clothing

The Drop off location for personal refreshments is at the MCG outside Gate 2 near Cricket Nets

  • Drop Off Date: Saturday 12 October
  • Drop Off Location: Outside Gate 2 – Near Cricket Nets
  • Drop Off Times: 8:00am – 2:00pm ONLY
  • Personal Drink Station Locations: 11.2km 24.5km 37km

Guidelines for personal refreshments are as follows:

  • Drink containers are not to be any taller than 21cm in total including all attachments
  • Special Drinks Drop off will close at 2.00pm
  • No Balloons/Sticks are to be attached
  • Your race number must be clearly shown on the bottle container
  • It is your responsibility to find your own bottle at the Personal Drinks Station
  • You must not drop your bottle on course it must be dropped in the Event Waste Zone
  • The Personal Drinks service is available to competitors in the full marathon only
TRANSPORT
The hotel that Travelling Fit offers is located within a 5 minute walking distance to the MCG (race precinct).
Expo
The Runners Expo is located on the external concourse of the MCG. With an exciting array of fitness specific stores, you’ll have plenty of things to see and do before and after your race, as well as if you are visiting the Race Week Office to collect your race pack! The Expo will be located on the external concourse of the MCG between Gates 1 and 2.
Expo Dates Expo Hours
Thursday 10 October 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 11 October 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 12 October 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 13 October 7:30am – 2:00pm
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates
All entrants receive a Finishers Medal, Finishers certificate and Running Shirt
Weather Conditions

The average temperature range for Melbourne in December is 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit)

Others
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km Run
  • 5km Run
  • 3km Walk

Melbourne Half Marathon's Official Travel Partner

As the Official Travel Partner and sponsor for the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, Travelling Fit is offering guaranteed race entry into the Half Marathon and secured rooms at Mantra on Jolimont, conveniently located just a short walk to the Melbourne Cricket Ground – the race precinct for all the events during the Melbourne Marathon Festival.

If you have already secured a guaranteed race entry, you are more than welcome to book one of our supporter packages which excludes the race entry but offers you accommodation.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$300per Booking
Second Installment
$280 per runner
due Friday 03 May 2024
Final Balance
Friday 02 August 2024
Trav Cut V2 Op

Melbourne Half Marathon Course

Start at Batman Avenue.

Head north along Batman Avenue; left into Flinders Street, left into Swanston Street, cross to northbound (west side) service lane at Princes Bridge and then head south along St Kilda Road.

At St Kilda Junction, turn right into Fitzroy Street then right into Lakeside Drive and do an anticlockwise lap of Albert Park Lake.

The Lake loop requires you to turn left into Albert Road Drive from Lakeside Drive and left into Aughtie Drive continuing around the Albert Park Lake roadway.

At the Carousel carpark, proceed behind and around Pits Building using Aughtie Walk, entering the pit lane in Aughtie Drive before U-turning approx. 300m past the Pits Building.

Proceed along Aughtie Drive to a right hand turn into Village Green Rd and right into Lakeside Drive and LEFT in to Fitzroy St.

Turn left into the St Kilda Road northbound service lanes and continue to LEFT hand turn into Southbank Blvd, right hand turn into Sturt St and proceed (under the St Kilda Rd) along Alexandra Ave to a right hand turn into Linlithgow Ave.

Proceed along Linlithgow Ave (note: HALF Marathon STAY on the RIGHT) until the right hand turn into St Kilda Road.

Proceed along St Kilda Rd to a right hand turn into Flinders St.

Veer right into Wellington Parade South, turn right into Brunton Ave then left into the MCG via Gate C and do one lap of the MCG to the finish line.

Note: : Course is subject to change.

Testimonials

Race Reviews
Race Information Menu
Enquire now about a fully escorted marathon alongside like-minded experts.

Race Information

Entry Fees

2024 Melbourne Marathon Entry Costs – Entries Fees are included

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Half Marathon.

However, once you have successfully entered, you can apply for a Preferred Start, which is a starting position immediately behind the Elite field. To be granted a preferred start you must have achieved certain qualifying times for your event since 01 January 2023

 Tier 1Tier 2
MALESub 1:15Sub 1:20
FEMALESub 1:25Sub 1:30

Applications for Preferred Starts must be made online and should include details of the races (i.e. race name, date and distance) at which qualifying performances have been achieved. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any participants who are not registered will not be considered. All applications are checked to guarantee times submitted are valid. Applications for preferred starts will open in May.

Start Time

The Melbourne Marathon Festival – Half Marathon will commence at 8:00am

Cut-Off Times

The course will remain open until 2:00pm.

Race Timing

Your Timing Chip can be found on the back of your race bib (excluding 3km competitors) that will be in your Race Pack with your Competitor Information Booklet. The Timing Chip will appear on the top half of the bib and will look like a label and must remain intact.

Do not remove or tamper with the Chip as this will result in NO TIMES being recorded of your effort.

Race Packets

Details to be confirmed

IIf you register before 11:59pm Thursday 04 July and select and pay for postage ($5.50), your personalised race bib will be sent to you at the address provided.

If you register from 12:00am Friday 05 July or do not pay for postage, you will be required to collect your race bib from the Race Week Office.

Your race pack will include:
  • Race Information Booklet
  • Race bib with attached timing chip
  • Safety pins

Please note show bags (including T-shirt for Marathon competitors) are to be collected from the MCG.

Pace Setters

The 2024 Melbourne Half Marathon will once again be providing Pace Group Leaders.

There will be pacers for the following expected finishing times (hours and minutes):

1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20

Aid Stations

The sports drink provided on course will be Science in Sport.

KMSUPPLIEDMEDICALTOILETS
0Water + GatoradeYesYes
3WaterYesYes
6Water + GatoradeYesYes
11.2Water + GatoradeYesYes
15.5WaterYesYes
18.8Water + GatoradeYesYes
21.1Water + Science in SportYes 

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

There are no provisions for personal refreshments to be left on the course for the Half Marathon

TRANSPORT

The hotel that Travelling Fit offers is located within a 5 minute walking distance to the MCG (race precinct).

Expo

The Runners Expo is located on the external concourse of the MCG. With an exciting array of fitness specific stores, you’ll have plenty of things to see and do before and after your race, as well as if you are visiting the Race Week Office to collect your race pack!

The Expo will be located on the external concourse of the MCG between Gates 1 and 2.

Expo Dates Expo Hours
Thursday 10 October 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 11 October 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 12 October 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 13 October 7:30am – 2:00pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All entrants receive a Finishers Medal, Finishers certificate and Running Shirt

Weather Conditions

The average temperature range for Melbourne in December is 14 to 24 degrees Celsius (57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit)

Others

WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Come and see why so many people are rating this event as the best event they have ever been to.

With four different courses to choose from, five different resorts to stay in and the iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, this is the perfect opportunity to come and see the true “heart” of Australia

PLEASE NOTE:
Bookings for the Australian Outback Marathon need to be entered via the official website. Please click here for more details

Rooms accommodating up to 5 people are available in selected properties

Details and prices Australian Outback Marathon Website – Click Here

We have a fantastic selection of optional tours to choose from to make your trip to the Australian Outback Marathon even more special.

Note that the Uluru/Kata Tjuta park pass is already included in the Platinum, Diamond and Silver itineraries

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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Deposit
$550per adult to be paid upon initial booking.
Final Balance
10 May 2024
All bookings made after this date will be on a request basis only and payment must be made in full within 24 hours of the booking being confirmed
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Course

The Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km and 6km courses will be predominantly off-road, made up of bush trails, access roads and tracks as well as unsealed roads. Only a small amount of the course will be run on sealed roads.

The running surface will consist mainly of the famous “red earth” that can be found all over central Australia, and stunning views of Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are waiting for you around almost every corner.

Please note that the course itself has some “soft sand” areas. The actual amount of sand depends on the weather during the previous couple of months.

Are you up for the challenge? Our packages suit all tastes and budgets, the Australian Outback Marathon is a must for runners who have wanted to explore the stunning Australian outback.

Our marathon travel packages include guaranteed race entry, accommodation within close proximity to the location of the event, transport, pre-race meals and more. With plenty of local runners this marathon fills quickly so don’t miss out, book your travel package today.

Testimonials

Race Reviews
Race Information Menu
Enquire now about a fully escorted marathon alongside like-minded experts.

Race Information

Entry Fees

All entry fees are included as part of your package.

NOTE: there are no Race Entry Only places available for the Australian Outback Marathon

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Australian Outback Marathon

Start Time

The Marathon will start at 7:45am

Cut-Off Times

The Marathon will have an 8 hour cut-off

Race Timing

All Marathon runners will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Your race packets will be available on your arrival at the the resort and will include:

  • Your race number
  • Your running shirt (not guaranteed for late entries)
  • Your entry bands for your tours (please see relevant itinerary for specific details of included tours/events).
Pace Setters

There will be no official pace setters for the Marathon

Aid Stations

There will be drink stations approximately every 3km on the Marathon Course.

In addition all runners will be able to leave personal drinks out on the course at designated drink stations.

All personal drinks MUST be easily identifiable and should be left at the race briefing on the Friday before the race

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Personal refreshments can be left on several of the aid station tables (details to be advised).

Personal clothing can be left at the race start and and at every drink station and they will then be available the following morning for collection once you have completed your event.

Note that ALL items not collected on the Sunday morning after the race will be automatically donated to charity

Transport
All transport for your itinerary is included as part of your package, including bus transfers from Connellan Airport (Ayers Rock Airport)
Expo
There is no expo associated with the Australian Outback Marathon
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates
All finishers will receive a specially created commemorative medal and a finishers certificate (available online)
Weather Conditions

The average daytime temperature is 21 degrees Celsius

The average night time temperature is 5 degrees Celsius

Others

Marathon
11km Run/Walk
6km Walk

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY

We will have Marathon-Photos.com with us during the event and ALL your race photography, including your course and finishers photo’s, are included as part of your package. There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for your photographs

In addition, all participants will receive one (1) pass to the exclusive Australian Outback Marathon Pasta Party on the evening prior to the event

WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Come and see why so many people are rating this event as the best event they have ever been to.

With four different courses to choose from, five different resorts to stay in and the iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, this is the perfect opportunity to come and see the true “heart” of Australia

PLEASE NOTE:
Bookings for the Australian Outback Half Marathon need to be entered via the official website. Please click here for more details.

Rooms accommodating up to 5 people are available in selected properties

OPTIONAL TOURS
Details and prices Australian Outback Marathon Website – Click Here

We have a fantastic selection of optional tours to choose from to make your trip to the Australian Outback Marathon even more special.

Note that the Uluru/Kata Tjuta park pass is already included in the Platinum, Diamond and Silver itineraries

Ei Chefgradient

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Deposit
$550per adult to be paid upon initial booking.
Final Balance
10 May 2024
All bookings made after this date will be on a request basis only and payment must be made in full within 24 hours of the booking being confirmed
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Course

The Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km and 6km courses will be predominantly off-road, made up of bush trails, access roads and tracks as well as unsealed roads. Only a small amount of the course will be run on sealed roads.

The running surface will consist mainly of the famous “red earth” that can be found all over central Australia, and stunning views of Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are waiting for you around almost every corner.

Please note that the course itself has some “soft sand” areas. The actual amount of sand depends on the weather during the previous couple of months. Are you up for the challenge? Our packages suit all tastes and budgets, the Australian Outback Marathon is a must for runners who have wanted to explore the stunning Australian outback.

Our marathon travel packages include guaranteed race entry, accommodation within close proximity to the location of the event, transport, pre-race meals and more. With plenty of local runners this marathon fills quickly so don’t miss out, book your travel package today.

Testimonials

Race Reviews
Race Information Menu
Enquire now about a fully escorted marathon alongside like-minded experts.

Race Information

Entry Fees
All entry fees are included as part of your package. NOTE: there are no Race Entry Only places available for the Australian Outback Marathon
Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Australian Outback Marathon

Start Time

The Half Marathon will start at 7:45am

Cut-Off Times

The Half-Marathon will have an 8 hour cut-off

Race Timing

All Half Marathon runners will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Your race packets will be available on your arrival at the the resort and will include:

  • Your race number
  • Your running shirt (not guaranteed for late entries)
  • Your entry bands for your tours (please see relevant itinerary for specific details of included tours/events).
Pace Setters

There will be no official pace setters for the Half Marathon

Aid Stations

There will be drink stations approximately every 3km on the Half Marathon Course.

In addition all runners will be able to leave personal drinks out on the course at the 15km drink station

All personal drinks MUST be easily identifiable and should be left at the race briefing on the Friday before the race

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Personal refreshments can be left on the 15km drink station

Personal clothing can be left at the race start and and at every drink station and they will then be available the following morning for collection once you have completed your event.

Note that ALL items not collected on the Sunday morning after the race will be automatically donated to charity

Transport

All transport for your itinerary is included as part of your package, including bus transfers from Connellan Airport (Ayers Rock Airport)

Expo

There is no expo associated with the Australian Outback Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a specially created commemorative medal and a finishers certificate (available online)

Weather Conditions

The average daytime temperature is 21 degrees Celsius

The average night time temperature is 5 degrees Celsius

Others

Marathon
11km Run/Walk
6km Walk

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY

We will have Marathon-Photos.com with us during the event and ALL your race photography, including your course and finishers photo’s, are included as part of your package. There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for your photographs

In addition, all participants will receive one (1) pass to the exclusive Australian Outback Marathon Pasta Party on the evening prior to the event

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