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0ur event: 09 June 2024

42.2km Marathon

$60 (Entrants 18 years & over)

Run only.

21.1km Half Marathon

$40 (Juniors U16 $20*)

Run or walk. 

10 km

$20 (Juniors U16 $5*)

Run or walk. You can also run as part of a team.

5km Dash

$20 (Juniors U16 $5*)

Walk or run

2.5km Mini Bolt

FREE (kids under 12 years)

Walk or run. 

Get around the kids' mini course as fast as your legs will carry you.

10 km Teams

No additional entry fees

Run/walk only. 


Run in the 10km event plus put together a team of four.

Cycling Options

Entry fee varies with distance

$40 or $20 (Juniors U16 $5)

Cyclists are welcome to enter the 10km or half marathon events PLUS two new distances - 36km or 72km.  The 36km course starts at the main Kanku-Breakaways lookout and follows the gravel road along the dog fence nearly 19km to Kempe Road and then returns.  The 72km option is two laps of this course.

72km Ultra Marathon

$60 (Entrants 18 years & over)

Run only.


Email your expression of interest to

If we get at least 10 expressions of interest we will run this event for the first time in 2024.

Date & provisional times

09 June 2024

  • Ultra Marathon (if enough interest) - 8:00am

  • All bike riders (distances > 5km) - 9.00am 

  • Marathon & Half marathon - 9:20am 

  • 10km (incl Teams) - 11.00am 

  • 5km Dash - 11.15am  
  • Mini Bolt (run/walk) - 1.30pm

Cut off time for the Marathon and Half Marathon will be 6 hours after start time.

Shuttle bus timetable

Free shuttle buses run to and from the park during the event.​ Competitors, families and community members can use this service. Competitors will be given priority on early buses.

Children must be accompanied by a carer who is 16 years of age or older. For safety reasons, unaccompanied children under 16 will not be permitted to travel on the shuttle buses.

The Shuttle Bus leaves Coober Pedy for the 30 minute trip to the starting line from outside the Council Offices on Hutchison street at.....


8am, 9am, 10am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm


The Shuttle Bus leaves the Breakaways for the return journey to Coober Pedy at...... 


8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm 


The bus has a tight schedule to maintain so please don't be late or the bus will leave without you!

June average temperature

June average temp: max 19 and min 7.


Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Via Stuart Highway, 30km north of Coober Pedy, South Australia.

Map & GPX file

The 2024 course is an out and back track, running from the main lookout, to Angkata then back and down the hill, past Two Dogs, across the "moon plain" and alongside the dingo fence. Check out the route or download a gpx file.

2022 Map of course with checkpoint locations.jpg

Other really cool stuff

This is an outback event like no other. See a piece of South Australia you've never seen before.


You can also expect:​

  • finisher's medals

  • unique hand-made trophies

  • electronic timing

  • merchandise designed by a local artist

  • first aid

  • race hub

  • free community BBQ

  • free entry to the park for the day

  • free shuttle-bus service from/to Coober Pedy

Aid stations

There are aid stations along the length of the track. Stations are manned (from 9am), have first aid provisions, radios, drinks/nibbles and toilets.

Prams and dogs

Competitors may push a pram or take their dog on the course. Dogs must be on a lead at all times. Nuisance dogs will be removed from the park.

Children in prams must be registered for insurance purposes but no entry fee is required.

Competitors with prams or dogs must start at the rear of the pack and ensure they do not get in the way of other runners.


All runners in the marathon must be at least 18 years of age.

Runners in the Ultra Marathon must have completed an ultra marathon in the last 2 years.

Competitors are able to enter any of the other distances.

Running is hard work - competitors are expected to be physically fit and suitably trained.

Entry process

Entries will be accepted on the day, prior to the start of each event.

Late entries including on-the-day entries:

  • must be made at least 30 mins before the scheduled start time of each event

  • are CARD ONLY.

All entries must be paid before race number collection.

*Special entry rates for local young runners

Thanks to people who love running from all around Australia, money has been raised to cover the entry fees for local young runners.

If you are U16 years of age and live in Coober Pedy or surrounding areas, you can enter the 10km, 5km or Mini Bolt event for FREE. But if your legs are made for running and you want to have a go at the Half Marathon, you can take part by paying the discounted $5.00 entry.

Just fill out your registration form and enter as a local junior.

Competitor handbook & rules

The 2024 handbook with all race details will be emailed to competitors the week prior to the event.


View the 2021 handbook.

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Contact us

If you want to get in touch, contact the Marathon Coordinator on Tel: 0417 812 066  or Email:

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