On the last Saturday of July, runners from six continents gather for a one-of-a-kind marathon experience. The Australian Outback Marathon is the only way to race across the red sands of the Australian desert with the iconic landmarks of Uluru and Kata Tjuta watching over you.
With full and half marathons along with 11-kilometre and six-kilometre fun runs, there’s a race for everyone from professional runners to beginners. It’s a relatively flat course with a mixture of sealed and unsealed surfaces, bush fire trails, and the earthy red sand the Australian Outback is famous for.
While running a marathon past Uluru is an unforgettable experience, getting there takes time, commitment, and training. Even if July feels far away, it's not too early to start preparing for the Australian Outback Marathon. That's why we put together these tips to help you prepare for your journey to the Red Centre. Yes, race day is what you're training for, but there's plenty for you to experience here before and after your race! Make your plan, discover everything Ayers Rock Resort has to offer, and start getting ready for the marathon today.