It’s not every day that marathoners get to take in the splendiferous views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by. Since its induction in 2010, the Australian Outback Marathon has brought hundreds of adventurous racers to the famed copper and rust-red plains in the Northern Territory state.
The course in this vast landscape is relatively flat, with only a handful of inclines and sand dunes. Offering stunning views, the race will take runners on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails.
What’s more, climates are topsy-turvy in the Land Down Under. With average minimum and maximum temperatures in July at 4 and 20 °C, Singaporean runners can expect a cooling escape from the local scorching summer heat here.
Held on Saturday, 25 July 2015, the next race welcomes professional runners, club runners, casual runners and beginners in four categories: marathon, half-marathon, 11km and 6km run. Open for all to enjoy, the minimum age for the marathon is 18 years, the half marathon is 15 years, while the latter two 11km and 6km categories are open to all ages.
All finishers will receive a special commemorative medal, as well as a copy of their finisher certificates online. On top of that, runners will receive free race photography and a selection of their race’s videos.
Book Your Packages Now!
Whatever your budget or travel plans, do check out the itineraries on offer—each package includes shuttle services, first-class accommodation and guaranteed race entry. Do note, however, that there is no ‘entry only’ option, unless you’re a Yulara resident. On the other hand, the affordable packages also make for a unique holiday experience with friends and family who can run alongside you or cheer you on as spectators!
Visit the Australian Outback Marathon website for more information.