Kangaroo Island Marathon 2024
Voted the #2 Must-Visit Region in Australia by Lonely Planet this is the perfect way to experience the Island!
The course route carves its way through the heart of Flinders Chase National Park. Runners are inspired by post-bushfire regenerating flora and fauna, undulating roads and trails, an exposed coastal section with views to the powerful Southern Ocean and a boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks. The race format encourages a spirit of camaraderie amongst runners as they pass by each other throughout the day.
Our expert teams have been taking runners to events around the globe for over 45 years. To see you through to the finish line we have a dedicated team on site to ensure you get the most out of the experience!
Established in 2015, the Kangaroo Island Marathon is one of the most beautiful marathon courses anywhere in the world, providing once-in-a-lifetime views, a challenging course and an opportunity to see some incredible wildlife. Perfect for adventure runners, thrill-seekers or runners looking to vary the type of course they run on, the 2024 Kangaroo Island Marathon promises to be a superb event, filled with fun and incredible achievements! Inquire now to begin your journey or get in touch with our team to find out more!
Travel Package Information
Thursday, September 5
Arrive in Adelaide (ADL) and transfer on your own to the Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets. This afternoon we will explore the Adelaide Markets with our local guide to learn the history of the markets while enjoying food tastings from some of the local vendors. Tonight, there will be a welcome reception hosted at the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Friday, September 6
After breakfast we make our way to the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis (approx. 90 min). Upon arrival to Kangaroo Island, we will visit Dudley Wines for a wine tasting and pizza lunch, whilst enjoying stunning views back onto the mainland. After lunch we will make our way to the Ozone Hotel. This evening we will enjoy a two-course dinner at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Saturday, September 7
Today we will get the chance to explore some of Kangaroo Island’s iconic sights, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Part of the tour will provide you with a chance to see Sunday’s race route through Flinders Chase National Park! Tonight, join us for our pre-race dinner at the hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner included)
Sunday, September 8
Race Day! This morning you will be transferred to the starting line of the Kangaroo Island Marathon in Flinders Chase National Park (approx. 80 minutes). Return transfers will be provided at the conclusion of the race. This evening the group will gather for a post-race reception to celebrate your accomplishments! (Breakfast included)
Monday, September 9
We will say goodbye to Kangaroo Island and head back to Adelaide. On our way we will stop to enjoy a private wine tasting and lunch at a local winery in McLaren Vale. Upon arrival in Adelaide, you will have the evening at your leisure. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Tuesday, September 10
The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s top wine regions that is known for its shiraz and grenache vines. Today we will taste our way through some of the region’s local vineyards and enjoy lunch at one of the wineries. This evening we will say goodbye at our Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner included)
Packages & Rates
Kangaroo Island Tour | Six-Night Package: September 5 – 11, 2024
- Three nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome Reception (Thursday, September 5)
- Adelaide Markets Walking Tour
- Barossa Valley Full Day Wine Tour
- Farewell Dinner (Tuesday, September 10)
Kangaroo Island Features:
- Three nights’ accommodation at the Aurora Ozone Hotel
- Breakfast daily
- Roundtrip transportation to the Cape Jervis ferry terminal
- Roundtrip SeaLink Ferry to Kangaroo Island
- Meals as outlined on the itinerary
- Full Day Kangaroo Island Sightseeing Tour with picnic lunch
- Visit to McLaren Vale wine region for a tasting and lunch
- Guaranteed Entry into the Kangaroo Island Marathon or Half-Marathon (in addition to the package price)
Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars)
Package Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Kangaroo Island Six-Night Package $2165 per person $2854 Race Entry Fee Rate Kangaroo Island Marathon $85 Kangaroo Island Half-Marathon $85
Welcome to the Aurora Ozone Hotel at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boasting a truly unique location, set along the foreshore of one of South Australia’s most pristine coastlines.
Experience our quality Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay from our Zone Restaurant.
Welcome to the Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets. The boutique hotel rooms pay homage to the legendary festivals of the city. The modern color palette is brightened by natural light and colorful wall art, inspired by neighborhood festival posters. The restaurants and bars create innovative flavors, tapping into the best of Adelaide Market’s wonderful produce for seasonal appeal. The ground floor houses a modern Australian restaurant and bar, or take the elevator up to the spectacular rooftop bar, featuring an immaculate array of local delicacies and a Hibachi Grill. The drinks menu focuses on local beer and cocktail favorites with a twist, showcasing the best of South Australian wines.
Race Date: Sunday September 8, 2024
Race Time: Marathon 7:30am. Half Marathon 8:00am* 10K 8:30am.
*Half marathon runners must report by 7:00am sharp. Buses depart to the Remarkable Rocks (start line) at 7:15am. Late runners will be transferred to the 10K.
Course: The course route carves its way through the heart of a shutdown Flinders Chase National Park. Runners are inspired by post-bushfire regenerating flora and fauna, undulating roads and trails, an exposed coastal section with views to the powerful Southern Ocean and a boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks. The race format encourages a spirit of camaraderie amongst runners as they pass by each other throughout the day.
Temperature: The weather in Kangaroo Island is mild with an average temperature between 50-65°F.
Entry Fee: We can provide entry to the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km at a special rate when you book a package through Marathon Tours & Travel.
Time Limit: The course time limit is seven (7) hours.
Difficulty: Challenging course with rolling hills and beautiful scenery.
Registration & Booking
Rates: All prices are based on current exchange rates and may change due to currency fluctuations. All payments to Marathon Tours & Travel will be processed in US Dollars.
Reservation and Payments: A completed tour application together with a non-refundable deposit of $400 per person must be received before confirming your reservation. Final payment must be received before July 15, 2024. Final payments received after July 15, 2024 are subject to a $50 late payment fee. Bookings made after July 15, 2024 will require full payment at time of booking.
Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Note Included in the Price: All items not specifically listed under tour features. The race entry fee is an additional cost to the package price.
Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.
Meet the Reps
Senior Trip Designer
Senior Trip Designer
Ann joined the Marathon Tours & Travel team after spending five years working as Group Sales Manager for a domestic tour operator specializing in train travel. She has now been a member of the team for eight years and hopes to continue to expand her knowledge of the world. Since her seventh grade world geography class, she has had an interest in learning about all the world has to offer.
During her time majoring in geography at the University of New Hampshire, her love of travel really kicked into high gear after spending a semester abroad in Australia. Let’s just say it was love at first flight! She has completed several half-marathons, 10K and 5K’s around the globe and in her local community.
Ann currently manages trips to Bhutan, Dragon Challenge, Comrades Ultra Marathon, Rio de Janeiro, Big Five, the Australian Outback, Sydney, Cape Town, Dublin and Patagonia in addition to being an Oceania Cruise Line Specialist.