Event Schedules

TWO EVENT DATES IN 2022

Friday 22 April to Monday 25 April, 2022This is the ‘deferred 2021 August event’, now in April 2022.

Friday 12 August to Monday 15 August, 2022This is the ‘2022 August event’.

Entries to the August event have SOLD OUT – entry wait list enacted.


APRIL 2022 SCHEDULE

(Note: August 2022 schedule is lower down the page…)

Thursday 21 April 2022

All dayCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
5:00pm – 6:00pmHappy Hour drinks and chance to chat with the Race Director – at Juicy Rump Lasseters
6:30pm onwardsDinner and drinks available at Lasseters
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Friday 22 April 2022

All morningCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
11:00pm – 3:00pmRegistration at the Official Event Hotel (tbc)
3:00pmRace briefing and official welcome at the Crowne Plaza Lasseters
5:30pmMalbunka START: Stage 1 – Botanic Gardens
6:00pmNamatjira START: Stage 1 – Near Schwarz Ave
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Saturday 23 April 2022

5:50am/6:00amCompetitors’ buses depart Official Event Hotel to the start lines
6:40amSTART: Malbunka Stage 2 – Simpsons Gap
8:00amSTART: Namatjira Stage 2 – Old Hamilton Downs Homestead
12:30pm onwardsBuses depart Standley Chasm (finish line) to return runners to Alice Springs
6:30pm onwardsEvent buffet dinner followed by Stage 1 and 2 presentations
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Sunday 24 April 2022

5:30amCompetitors’ buses depart Official Event Hotel to the start line (Slowest half of Namatjira runners)
6:00amCompetitors’ buses depart for the start line (Malbunka runners and fastest half of Namatjira runners)
(departure time TBC)
7:10amSTART: Malbunka Stage 3 – Birthday Waterhole Turn-off (exact start time TBC)
7:30am & 8:15amSTART: Namatjira Stage 3 – Birthday Waterhole
(exact start times TBC) – 2 x waves starts – slowest runners in first wave
12:30pm onwardsBuses depart Standley Chasm (finish line) to return runners to Alice Springs
6:30pm onwardsEvent buffet dinner followed by Stage 3 presentations
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Monday 25 April 2022

5:00amCompetitors’ buses depart the Official Event Hotel (tbc) to the start line – Malbunka runners
5:45amCompetitors’ buses depart the Official Event Hotel (tbc) to the start line – Namatjira runners
7:00amSTART: Malbunka Stage 4 – Ochre Pits
7:30amSTART: Namatjira Stage 4 – Counts Point Turn-off
1:00pm and 3:30pmCoaches depart Ellery Creek Big Hole (finish line) to take runners back to Alice Springs
6:00pm Official Event Presentation dinner – Crowne Plaza Lasseters
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

 *Please note start times may change pending weather conditions (earlier if it is hotter)

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Competitors depart or embark on further exploration of Australia’s Red Centre. 
Airport shuttles operate taking people back to the airport.

The race schedule is designed so that you may arrive into Alice Springs on Day 1, register and then race all in the one day – saving a day of leave from home if you need to.

“This fantastic event challenged me greatly, but also provided so much enjoyment and amazing scenery… I met some amazing people, including the event staff! I still don’t think it has sunk in yet what I achieved… :-)” Afy Afrouz


AUGUST 2022 EVENT SCHEDULE

Entries to the August event have SOLD OUT – entry wait list enacted.

Thursday 11 August 2022

All dayCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
5:00pm – 6:00pmHappy Hour drinks and chance to chat with the Race Director – at the Official Event Hotel (tbc)
6:30pm onwardsDinner and drinks available at Crowne Plaza Lasseters
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Friday 12 August 2022

All morningCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
11:00pm – 3:00pmRegistration at the Official Event Hotel (tbc).
3:00pmRace briefing and official welcome at Crowne Plaza Lasseters
5:30pmMalbunka START: Stage 1 – Botanic Gardens
6:00pmNamatjira START: Stage 1 – Near Schwarz Ave
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs

Saturday 13 August 2022

5:50am/6:00amCompetitors’ buses depart Official Event Hotel (tbc) to the start lines
6:40amSTART: Malbunka Stage 2 – Simpsons Gap
8:00amSTART: Namatjira Stage 2 – Old Hamilton Downs Homestead
12:30pmBuses depart Standley Chasm (finish line) to return runners to Alice Springs
That nightRecommended accommodation in Alice Springs
6:00pm – 7:30pmEvent buffet dinner followed by presentations for stage 1 and 2 (location TBC)

Sunday 14 August 2022

from 5:30amCompetitors’ buses depart Crowne Plaza to the start lines – Competitors to bring all luggage to be moved across to Glen Helen
7:30amSTART: Malbunka Stage 3 – Ochre Pits
8:15amSTART: Namatjira Stage 3 – Glen Helen lodge
from 11:30amShuttle buses operate to take runners from Ormiston Gorge (finish line) to Glen Helen
6:00pmDinner at Glen Helen lodge followed by Stage 3 presentations
That nightRecommended accommodation in Glen Helen

Monday 15 August 2022

5:00amCompetitors’ buses depart Glen Helen lodge to the start line – Malbunka runners
6:00am Competitors’ buses depart Glen Helen lodge to the start line – Namatjira runners
6:00amSTART: Malbunka Stage 4 – Redbank Gorge
7:00amSTART: Namatjira Stage 4 – Redbank Gorge
5:30pm Official Event Presentation dinner at Glen Helen Lodge
That nightRecommended accommodation at Glen Helen Lodge

 *Please note start times may change pending weather conditions (earlier if it is hotter)

Tuesday 16 August 2022

7:30am/8:30am/9:00am – competitor buses depart Glen Helen Lodge for Alice Springs or the Airport.

Competitors then depart or embark on further exploration of Australia’s Red Centre. 
Airport shuttles operate taking people back to the airport 🙁

The race schedule is designed so that you may arrive into Alice Springs on Day 1, register and then race all in the one day – saving a day of leave from home if you need to.