Kangaroo Island Marathon 2017
|Start Date||August 26, 2017|
|End Date||August 26, 2017|
|Venue||Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island|
|Distance Type||21.1km 42.195km|
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The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination marathon that showcases one of Australia’s best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a maximum of 500 runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.
Locals call it 'Ki'. Kangaroo Island is only a 14km ferry ride off the coast of South Australia and a 90-minute drive from the beautiful city of Adelaide voted one of the top 10 cities in the world by Lonely Planet. Ki is home to native Australian wildlife, organic award-winning food & wine, private beaches and soaring cliffs, a spirited local community of artists and farmers, and breath-taking ocean sunsets.
The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park. Runners will be inspired by deviating and undulating roads that cut through dense forest, an exposed coastal section with views of the powerful Southern Ocean, a loop that travels by historic landmarks such as Cape de Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch, a trail run into Snake Lagoon, and a zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.