Australian Outback Marathon





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Are You Ready For This??

The Australian Outback - the vast, arid expanse that encompasses over 70% of the country - is undoubtedly one of the most unforgiving regions on the planet. With temperatures regularly soaring above 50°C and the decidedly un-cuddly desert wildlife, it’s not difficult to see why the Outback has been ominously dubbed “The Great Never-Never.”

But despite its less-than-welcoming reputation, the Outback still continues to attract thousands of the visitors each year, the most intrepid of whom come to test themselves against one of the world’s most demanding endurance tests: The Australian Outback Marathon.

Why The Australian Outback Marathon Is A Challenge You Won't Forget.

Held amid the bleak and barren beauty of country’s interior, the event pits participants against the full force of the elements – the desert heat and sapping humidity, the ever-changing surfaces and endless horizon - the great unbroken vistas offering some of the best views of UNESCO Heritage sites, Ayer’s Rock and the Olgas.

Races range from the gruelling 42km marathon to the more manageable 6km fun runs, while all entrants are supplied with comfortable accommodation, ensuring that once you do eventually cross that finish-line, a place to lie down is never far away.

The Outback remains one of the world’s last unconquered terrains and if you feel ready to take on its challenge, just click the link to get your Australian adventure started.

In Short:

  • The harsh beauty of the Australian outback
  • An endurance challenge to really test your mettle 
  • Incredible landscapes with UNESCO Heritage sites like the Olgas and Uluru
  • A sense of accomplishment that takes your regular marathon to the next level
Beth Barrett
Beth Barrett Author & Events Manager