Competitor Services and Logistics

Listed below is the key logistical information for all competitors:



All runners must register in person:

  • WHEN: 12:00pm – 3:00pm Friday 16 August 2024
  • LOCATION: The Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Event HQ)

At registration you will receive:

  • Number plate. Fix your personalised number plate to the front of your race shirt. Number plates cannot be trimmed or altered in any way and must remain on your outermost garment and be facing forward while racing
  • Printed event program
  • A wrist band for those who have booked the full package or added bus transports – this is your bus ticket!
  • Technical t-shirt – if you enter ALL stages for The Malbunka or The Namatjira
  • A woven Run Larapinta badge (to sew onto your vest pack or favourite running hat or garment).
  • Sponsors information or product

Please note: ALL MANDATORY GEAR will be checked at race registration. SEE HERE


  • Friday 16 August 2024 – 3:00pm – Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Event HQ)

All runners are strongly encouraged to attend the competitors’ briefing at the event hotel where final updates and information on the event will be given to all competitors.


Rapid Ascent will arrange airport shuttle transfers to the official event hotels (The Mercure and Discovery Parks Alice Springs) on Wednesday 14th August and Thursday 15th August; and departures on Tuesday 20th August. These airport shuttles are INCLUDED in ‘The Package’ entry option and will be coordinated by Rapid Ascent. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS>>


Rapid Ascent provide transport for competitors to / from the Start/Finish of each stage, each day. We will pick up / drop off from the two official event hotels only (The Mercure and Discovery Parks Alice Springs). These race transfers are INCLUDED in ‘The Package’ entry option or can be purchased separately for $260 per person. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS>>



Being runners ourselves and regularly participating in trail running events we understand the types of competitor’s services that set’s a good event apart from a great event. The following competitor services will be provided to all runners:

Clothing transport

As all stage start and finish in different locations we will transport your clothing from one to the other while you’re racing. Just drop your clothing off to us at the race info marquee at the start line and then collect it from the same tent at the finish… !

On site medical team

There will be a medical team on site during the event to respond if there is an emergency out on the track. The medical team will consist of a medical base with A&E doctor, paramedic and first aiders at the finish line each day with the ability to respond to issues out on the course.

Online results and results centre

The results from each day’s racing will be uploaded to the internet as soon as all competitors have finished, and will be printed and posted to the event notice board at the event expo during the week so you can see how you and your friends are performing overall and in your age category.

Social functions and entertainment

A coordinated calendar of social functions will be conducted around the event schedule that will allow you to get to know one another away from the trails. With a nightly presentation ceremony to recognise the day’s winners to the welcome dinner, and a massive presentation dinner on the final stage’s evening outside in the Mercure gardens – you’ll have plenty of opportunity to have a bit of fun and get to know one another.

Further details on the event functions can be found on the Spectator Info page


Events like this can only operate with the assistance of a number of volunteers to help us get things organized and under way so you as competitors have the best possible event. Volunteering is also a great way to be involved with and enjoy the spirit of the event without having to actually ever turn a run or raise (much of) a sweat! So please suggest to any of your family members, partners or friends who are accompanying you during the event that we’d greatly appreciate any time they could spare to give us a hand be it for 2 hrs or 2 days…

This could vary from helping at registration, recording times at a finish line for a few hours or maybe manning a remote water point for half a day… either way we’d be grateful for any assistance for any length of time. We’ll fix them up with lunch on the day, an event t-shirt and a few other goodies.

Please contact John Jacoby at Rapid Ascent if you or your colleagues are interested, via [email protected] or 03 5261 5511.