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.
It was so nice to meet you, Mari-Mar, Michael and the rest of the Travelling Fit team at Ayers Rock and we just want to thank you once again for such a wonderful trip.
Running the Australian Outback Marathon was so very special and it truly was an amazing experience and location that neither of us will ever forget. Who could forget all that red earth, sand and of course those sand dunes. Brent and I had such a fabulous time away made even better by sharing it with the wonderful Travelling Fit team.
It was such a well organised event from the minute we arrived in Ayers Rock and continued right through until we left. The passion, enthusiasm,expertise and friendliness of the whole team was just incredible, so thanks again.
To the whole crew at Travelling Fit....
Thank you for the most awesome trip. It was awe-inspiring, emotional, fun, full on and just genuinely fantastic! The family feel to such a world-class event is brilliant! I've never been to another event where newly made friends see you off at the end of your journey!!! Thank you all again for the organisation and planning. Please put me down for the AOM again, I'll be coming back to do the 6!
The weekend was probably the best weekend I’ve had in Australia since I arrived here almost 5 years ago. From the moment that I landed to being dropped off at the airport, I wanted for nothing and everything had been thought of by you guys. The tours that I went on were incredible and so well organised. The hotel was spot on, with a really relaxed atmosphere and decent breakfast.
The marathon itself was easily my favourite one that I have done to date (and that was #9). The setting is just magical and the atmosphere on course and at the start/finish line was amazing. It was a pleasure to be in the company of the Travelling Fit team in the Outback Pioneer Pub the night after the marathon, hearing stories of the day and generally having a good time. The clientele at the event also contributed to the amazing energy of the weekend, talking to people about marathons in North Korea and South Africa was brilliant. The ‘Sounds of Silence’ Celebration dinner was an epic way to cap off a truly magical weekend.
I’ve been raving about the weekend to anyone that will listen this week and have already started thinking about whether I can do it all again next year. To you all, thank you so much for an incredible experience. I’ll sum up my experience with this: after 4 hours running in that heat, I’m bouncing across the finish line with a massive smile on my face!!!
I wanted to write to you to say a massive thank you for an amazing experience in Uluru over the weekend. The Outback marathon was unreal!!! I had such a great time. It was a wonderful, intermit event. The Highlight of the race was having my name announced running through the finish line, that was super super special THANK YOU!! A big shout out to the photographers, they were so friendly and it was great having their smiling faces out on the course encouraging me all the way, and the photos I received today are amazing, they capture the moment so well.
I hope you have recovered after all the excitement of the Outback Marathon. I just wanted to thank you and Travelling Fit for your generosity, professionalism and support. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Travelling Fit.
Can I take the opportunity to thank you all at travelling fit for a wonderful experience last week in the outback event. We had a great time and really appreciated all your care. A few good memories that will be high on the recall list for ever. Well done.
My sister, Lindsay Holland, and I would like to thank you both for the amazing event that you organised in the Outback. We were also both so pleased that we changed back to the full marathon and, although we were Walkers, we did not come last! The organisation was superb. The events that you arranged, especially the Celebration Dinner, were fantastic. The atmosphere of the Marathon, with such friendly volunteers manning the aid stations, was very enjoyable. It was not just a Marathon - it was a 4 day Experience! I would definitely recommend this Marathon to anyone looking for a marathon 'with a difference'.
Just arrived back yesterday from the Australian Outback Marathon and I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all at Travelling Fit for such a well organized and wonderful event. From the first enquiry through to the actual event it has been a pleasure to associate with all concerned. Apart from the actual marathon the highlight would have to be the Sounds of Silence Dinner Celebration Dinner - a beautiful night.
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what an experience we had over the past 4 days. After 8 months of training my big day had arrived. Not knowing how these events run l was quite nervous leading up the run, but as soon as l hopped of the bus in the morning with the music blaring my body relaxed and before I knew it l was off running my first half marathon. I guess what l am trying to say is that this is one of the best experiences we have had in life and to share it with so many other people especially the kids in the photos we are so thankful for yourself and the whole Travelling Fit crew who made this experience for us pretty much a once in a lifetime opportunity. This will be something we will never forget.
Flights and Additional Travel
Travelling Fit is an accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your flights and additional touring to help us assist you in creating your perfect holiday experience.
All entry fees are included as part of your package.
NOTE: there are no Race Entry Only places available for the Australian Outback Marathon
There are no qualifying times for the Australian Outback Marathon
The Marathon will start at 7:45am
The Marathon will have an 8 hour cut-off
All 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 Marathon
There will be drink stations 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 Friday 24th July
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 will be available for collection once you have completed your event.
All transport for your itinerary is included as part of your package, including private bus transfers from Connellan Airport (Ayres Rock Airport)
There is no expo associated with the Australian Outback Marathon
Finishers 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 FEEfor 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 Marathon
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 Marathon need to be entered via the official website. Please click here for more details
Rooms accommodating up to 6 people are available for Gold and Silver itineraries
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
- Return airport transfer from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
- Accommodation for the number of nights as specified on your chosen itinerary (unless you have chosn a “No Accommodation” package)
- Breakfast daily for all packages that include accommodation
- Breakfast is NOT included on the “No Accommodation” packages with the exception of Friday 27 July for Platinum, Diamond and Silver Packages
- Carbo Load Party (pre marathon – Friday 27 July)
- Celebration Dinner (post marathon – Sunday 29 July)*
- Other Dinners as specified in the itinerary
- All Tours/sightseeing/activities as specified in the itinerary
- Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (or shorter event)
- Australian Outback Marathon event limited edition, custom-made running shirt**
- Travelling Fit representatives on site
- * Not applicable for Silver or Red Earth Packages
- ** Only applicable if booked prior to 11 May 2018
$550 per adult to be paid upon initial booking.
Final Balance due 11-May-2018
All bookings made after this date will be on a request basis only and payment must be made in full within 7 days of the booking being confirmed