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
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
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
deposit and payment structure
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.
There are no qualifying times for the Australian Outback Marathon
The Half Marathon will start at 7:45am
The Half-Marathon will have an 8 hour cut-off
All Half Marathon runners will be timed using chip technology
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).
There will be no official pace setters for the Half Marathon
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
All transport for your itinerary is included as part of your package, including bus transfers from Connellan Airport (Ayers Rock Airport)
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)
The average daytime temperature is 21 degrees Celsius
The average night time temperature is 5 degrees Celsius
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