Competitor Services and Logistics

Listed below is the key logistical information for all competitors:

Index:

RACE REGISTRATION

All runners must register in person between 12:00pm and 3:00pm at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters:

  • April Event: Friday 22nd April 2022
  • August Event: Thursday 11th August 2022

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 our bus transports – this is your bus ticket
  • Technical t-shirt – if you enter ALL stages for The Malbunka or The Namatjira
  • Run Larapinta woven badge
  • Sponsors information or product

Please note: ALL MANDATORY GEAR will be checked at race registration. See here.


COMPETITOR BRIEFING

  • April 2022 Event: 3:00pm Friday 22nd April 2022 at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • August 2022 Event: 3:00pm Thursday 11th August 2022 at Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

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.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

ARRIVAL:

Airport arrival transfers are available for $15 pp per transfer and will be provided by Emu Run Experience.
Look for the Emu Run Experience bus just outside arrivals.

DEPARTURE:
If you book the ‘Rapid Ascent race transfers’ (see below), your airport departure transfer (back to the Airport) is included in that cost, so you will only need to book a departure transfer if you wish to stay in Alice for an extra night (or more) and depart on a later date.
Airport departure transfers are available for $15 pp per transfer and will provided by Emu Run Experience


TO BOOK AN AIRPORT TRANSFER:
All airport transfer bookings must be through the online registration system. If you are yet to confirm your flights, please enter ‘TBA’ in each field then email your flight information to [email protected] to update.

If you have already entered Run Larapinta but would still like to book transfers or if you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

All AIRPORT TRANSFERS AND RACE TRANSFER bookings must be made by 8:00am AEST Tuesday 29 March (for April event) and 8:00am AEST Tuesday 19 July (for August event)
Airport transfer bookings made after this date must be made directly with the transfer company of your choice. Please email [email protected] or call our office on (03) 5261 5511 if you have any questions.

 


RAPID ASCENT RACE TRANSFERS TO STAGE STARTS AND FINISHES

To race starts from official event hotel – departing approx 5:30am – 7:00am
From race finish lines back to official event hotel at regular intervals
Please note: For the August event, race transfers on Day 3 and 4 include transfers to accommodation at Glen Helen (not back to Alice Springs)

Full race transfer details will be provided in the Event Program sent to competitors approximately 10 days prior to the race start.


COMPETITOR SERVICES

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. So the following competitor services will be provided to all runners:

Massage services – Surf & Sports Myotherapy

We are excited to have Gary from Surf & Sports Myotherapy joining us to provide massage and myotherapy treatments to runners during the event. Gary will be available to provide treatments before / after racing at the Mercure then at Glen Helen for. Appointments will be 30mins long for $40 or multi treatment packages are available to really help look after your body. Eftpos / hicaps available. Bookings will open closer to each event date (we’ll keep you posted on this!) via www.surfsportsmyo.com.au.
We really recommend these treatments!

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… easy-peasie!

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 wines to the welcome dinner, and a massive presentation dinner on the final stage’s evening outside and on the banks of the mighty Finke River – 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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 on Wednesday, 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.