Competitor Services and Logistics

EVENT PROGRAM: The event program August Run Larapinta Stage Race is essential reading for all event attendees and covers details like event schedule, course descriptions, rules and more. READ IT HERE.

Listed below is the key logistical information for all competitors:



All runners must register in person between 12:00pm and 3:00pm in the Lasseters courtyard, located in the southern most section of the building facing Barret Drive (to the right of the Juicy Rump and the convention centre):

  • 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
  • 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.


  • August 2022 Event: 3:00pm Friday 12 August 2022 at Lasseters courtyard

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 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.

If you book the ‘Rapid Ascent race transfers’ (see below), your airport departure transfer on Tuesday 16 August (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

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 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.



To race starts from official event hotel – departing approx 5:00am – 6:40am
From race finish lines back to official event hotel at regular intervals
Please note: Race transfers on Day 3 and 4 include transfers to accommodation at Glen Helen (not back to Alice Springs)


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:

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


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.