Australian Outback Marathon and Half Marathon
July 30, 2016
We are very pleased to return to the 2016 Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 11K and 6K on July 30, 2016 at Ayers Rock (Uluru to the Aborigines). We have developed some exciting travel packages and itineraries and are working closely in conjunction with the race creators and organizers who are based in Australia.
Located in the very heart of the country, this truly unique event will have the majestic Ayers Rock as its backdrop and will give runners of all levels the opportunity to experience the Australian Outback as its earliest inhabitants once did, on foot.
As an officially-appointed travel representative in North America, we offer packages to suit all tastes and budgets, the Australian Outback Marathon (half marathon, 11K run/walk and 6K run/walk) is a must for all who love running, adventure and who have wanted to explore the stunning Australian Outback.
Drawing on our experience at the Outback Marathon for the past 6 years of races we have put together a few itineraries to choose from. We highly recommend the Diamond Itinerary, a 4-night package that allows time to experience the unique culture of the area and the landscape of Ayers Rock in addition to participation in the events surrounding the race. The Platinum Itinerary is a 5-night package offers more time in the Outback to explore Kings Canyon or hike Kata Tjuta! Travelers choosing the Gold Itinerary would arrive the afternoon before the marathon and travelers choosing the Silver Itinerary would depart the day after the marathon. Please note these itineraries leave little time for any travel delays that could occur, any opportunity to really explore the Outback, as well as an inability to attend the Celebration Dinner for some guests. With limited flight service in and out of Ayers Rock, the Diamond Itinerary provides the perfect balance of price, Outback experience and rest before race day. Australia is a long way to travel for an event and we want to ensure we get you to the start line.
In addition to the Diamond Itinerary please look at our customized 4-night post-marathon package to Sydney with an additional 4-night extension to Port Douglas to relax explore the Great Barrier Reef! These are strategically planned to maximize land experience and minimize jet lag and flight layovers.
Call Kelly McLay, our Sales Manager, for more information on this adventure! She ran the marathon in 2010 & 2012 and has finished the half-marathon three times as well. With her 12 trips to Australia and having lived in Sydney for almost two years, she can help you plan for the Outback Marathon and customize our travel itineraries to fit your travel plans.