KB_FB banner May 15 2021.png

42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5km & kids' fun run

The Great Kanku‑Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run is held in the magnificent Kanku–Breakaways Conservation Park, 30kms north of Coober Pedy, in outback South Australia.

 

Coober Pedy and its surrounds are often described as moon-like, with the landscape dotted with shafts and mullock heaps from opal mining activities. 

Originally run from Coober Pedy to the Breakaways, the event began after a casual conversation between two local residents.

Known to locals as The Breakaways Bolt, or The Bolt, the event evolved into an annual fundraiser, raising money for local projects and worthy causes.

In 2018 the Kanku–Breakaways Co-management Board took over the running of the event as a way to promote the park, encourage visitors to see it from a different perspective and raise awareness of the cultural connection Aboriginal people have to the area.

The event is now held wholly in the conservation park, a registered Aboriginal heritage site. It winds through the spectacular coloured hills, along the dog fence and back to the lookouts.

Competitors may enter in 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km or 5km distances or as part of a 10km team event. Plus there's a special 2.3km fun run for kids under 12 years. 

Register

We can't wait to see you!

 

Entries for the 2021 event are now open.

Vounteer

To make this event successful we need help and support from volunteers at the start/finish hub, aid stations and for set-up activities.


If you'd like to part of the fun, please register below and we'll be in touch soon.

Major event sponsors

Committed to the well-being of our community

Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

Co-Management Board

  • Facebook

Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia

Marathon Coordinator

Tel: 0455 556 760

Email us

©2020 by the Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon & Fun Run.

Subscribe Form