The race route has a total elevation gain of 632m and a maximum elevation gain of 154m, with the Marathon race starting at the Flinders Chase National Park visitors centre.
The route travels south along Cape de Couedic Road offering runners consistent elevation changes on primarily sealed roads, with a flat 3km trail section that travels into Snake Lagoon. Diverting east via Boxer Drive, marathon runners are exposed to the elements on a breath-taking clifftop section that leads to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.
Travel down the zig-zag boardwalk to the Remarkable Rocks stopping for a ‘selfie’ photo. Runners enjoy some respite as they travel downhill towards the coastal tip including a detour into Weirs Cove before passing by Cape de Couedic Lighthouse.
All runners loop around the car park at the entrance to Admirals Arch, before being tested by a short climb that peaks at 4% incline. The finish line for the Marathon is located directly in front of the Flinders Chase National Park visitors centre cafe.
Thank you for your help in the run up my Kangaroo Island adventure. It was a very special event and I am very glad to have taken part in such a unique running event . Yet again Travelling Fit ensured a smooth journey (though I can't say the same for the ferry crossing back to the mainland!!) . I'm already looking at what I can do next! Thanks again.
Flights and Additional Travel
Travelling Fit is a fully 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.
Your entry fee is included as part of your Kangaroo Island Marathon package
There are no qualifying times for the Kangaroo Island Marathon
The full marathon start time is 7:00am
The cut-off time is 7 hours.
Registration numbers will be posted to all runners 30 days prior to the race date.
If you book after this date you will be able to collect it from the visitors centre on race day.
There are no official pace setters in the Kangaroo Island Marathon
Personal Refreshments and Clothing
All clothing can be left at the Flinders Chase National Park visitors centre which is the backdrop for the start and finish of the Kangaroo Island Marathon
4 aid stations will be located at regular intervals accessible in both directions and providing runners with water, red bull, endura electrolytes, and lollies.
A selection of light refreshments will also be available at the finish line including pastries and fruit.
Race Day Bus transfers are included in the price of your package. Buses depart from the Ozone Hotel at 5.00am and from the Wilderness Retreat at 6.15am.
If you are staying at the Seaside Inn you will need to make your way over to the Ozone Hotel (3 mins drive or 14 mins walk) to catch the bus at 5.00am
A shuttle bus service will operate between Flinders Chase park entrance and the visitors centre cafe from 6am until 2pm.
Runners can park their vehicles on the road verge of West End Highway and wait next to the park entrance sign.
Vehicles with more than 3 runners will be allowed to drive into Flinders Chase and park at the visitors centre next to the race start finish line area.
After both the Marathon and Half Marathon races have started, family and friends can access the park by vehicle and drive to the visitors centre car park and cafe where they can watch runners finish both events.
There is no Expo held in conjunction with the Kangaroo Island Marathon
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
All finishers who complete the race within the allowed time will receive a Kangaroo Island finishers medal
Kangaroo Island weather is best defined as ‘four seasons in one day’ so please be prepared for all weather types.
Average temperatures in August range between 16°C and 21°C.
In 1800 the British Government commissioned Captain Matthew Flinders to explore and map the southern coastline of Terra Australis in HMS Investigator. Flinders made the first recorded European sighting of the island in March 1802. He came ashore on the north coast and named Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo island is Australia’s third largest island, with a population of 4500 people and a coastline totaling 480km. The island is a bio-diverse hot spot; organic GMA free produce, rare flora and fauna, and unspoiled picturesque landscapes.
Kangaroo Island is surrounded by five marine sanctuaries and one third of the land is designated as national parks, helping to position Kangaroo Island as a ‘must see’ tourist destination.
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.
- Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
- Race Day Transfer - Return bus transfers from park entrance to start/finish line
- 2, 3 or 4 Nights' Accommodation
- Return Ferry Transfer (passengers)
- Return Ferry Tranfer (vehicles)
- Official Gift Pack
- Photography services
- Electrolyte drinks at aid stations
- Post race refreshments
Deposit: $200 per runner and $100 per supporter
Balance: 14 July 2017