The Larapinta Trail is iconic in Australia and there are endless kilometres of trails just waiting for you. The Run Larapinta Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail with two course options:
The Malbunka – long course with stages of 20-45km per day
The Namatjira – short course with stages of 11-30km per day
Each stage of the Run Larapinta will start and finish at different locations every day and showcase the many aspects of Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Course highlights will include:
All the race logistics are arranged for you so at the end of each day’s running you can kick back and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Red Centre.
Watch a highlights video and think about running your marathon in the real outback of Australia.
2017 Remains Indicative
|All day||Runners arrive in Alice Springs , airport shuttle operates|
|5:00-6:00pm||Happy hour and live music at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort|
|6:30pm||Dinner and drinks available at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort bar and restaurant|
|Morning||Runners arrive in Alice Springs, airport shuttle operates|
|12:00-3:00pm||Registration at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort (all runners must register)|
|3:00pm||Race briefing and official welcome at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort|
|5:30pm||Malbunka Stage 1 start – Chifley Alice Springs Resort|
|6:00pm||Namatjira Stage 1 start – near Schwarz Ave|
|6:50am||Buses depart The Chifley to the start lines|
|8:00am||Malbunka Stage 2 starts – Simpsons Gap|
|9:00am||Namatjira Stage 2 starts – Old Hamilton Downs Homestead|
|7:00pm||Presentations for Stage 1 and 2 at Lasseter’s Hotel Casino|
|6:00am||Buses depart The Chifley to the start lines|
|8:00am||Malbunka Stage 3 starts – Ochre Pits|
|9:00am||Namatjira Stage 3 starts – Glen Helen Resort|
|6:00pm||Event dinner and presentation for Stage 3 at Glen Helen Resort|
|O’night||Recommended at Glen Helen|
|6:15am||Buses depart Glen Helen to the start line|
|7:30am||Malbunka Stage 4 starts – Redbank Gorge|
|8:15am||Namatjira Stage 4 starts – Redbank Gorge|
|6:30pm||Official event presentation dinner – Glen Helen Resort|
|O’night||Recommended at Glen Helen|
Depart or embark on further exploration of Australia’s Red Centre.
Airport shuttle operates from Glen Helen Resort to Alice Springs and the airport.
The Run Larapinta Stage Race gets further and further to the west of Alice Springs as the days progress, as such the Race HQ will be relocated on day 3. It is recommended that competitors and their families also relocate as per the details below. This is not mandatory - it would just makes things simpler!
Recommended accommodation for your stay in Alice Springs.
Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Nestled on the banks of the famous Todd River only a 5-minute walk from the town centre, The Chifley Alice Springs Resort combines friendly and efficient outback service with modern, comfortable facilities in 4½ star surrounds.
Winners of 2014’s prestigious NT Tourism Brolga awards for best Deluxe Accommodation, this 4.5 star resort is set amongst the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and adjoins the Alice Springs Convention Centre. All rooms and suites boast complimentary internet and a private balcony or courtyard showcasing magnificent views.
Glen Helen Resort
Glen Helen is an old cattle station homestead approx. 120km west of Alice Springs and there is only one place to stay – The Glen Helen Resort. The Glen Helen Resort is a quaint oasis in the middle of the Western MacDonnell Ranges and has accommodation of all different types and budgets.
Please contact us for prices, based on your travel plans. Entry fees are based on running the whole Stage Race, either Malbunka or Namatjira) or Stages 1, 2 or 3 of either event.
Your entry fee to the 4-stage Run Larapinta Trail Race includes: