Event Schedules

“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


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 at Crowne Plaza Lasseters Courtyard followed by presentations for stage 1 and 2

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.