Uluru from a distance

Tenth Australian Outback Marathon at Ayers Rock Resort


Thurday, 02 May 2019

marathon runners in the outback

Voyages Ayers Rock Resort will play host to the tenth Australian Outback Marathon on 27 July 2019 in partnership with Travelling Fit. With just over twelve weeks to go until the big race, more than 520 entrants, including a number of sponsored students from Indigenous communities, are set to pound the red dust with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

Runners from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States have registered to date.

Race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, has designed the event to be enjoyed by all levels of running abilities and four different events are available: a full Marathon, half Marathon and 11km and 6km fun runs. The course is relatively flat with only a few inclines and sand dunes, and is mostly on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails.

Grant Hunt, Voyages CEO, commented: “Since launching in 2010, this memorable race has become a key fixture on the Australian running calendar, and 2019 is set to be the biggest event yet. As well as attracting runners globally, the Australian Outback Marathon promotes healthy living and engages with the local community. We are looking forward to welcoming around 60 students from Indulkana Anangu, Pipalyatjara Anangu and Yipirinya schools who will be participating in the fun run events.”

With the combined support of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Travelling Fit, these students have been invited to take part in the event and will receive accommodation, meals, entry to the race, transport and more. Local Yulara students have also been invited to participate in the race.

Entry to the 2019 Australian Outback Marathon is still open. For more information or to register, visit: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/events/detail/australian-outback-marathon or call 1300 134 044.