0ur event: 15 May 2021

42.2km Marathon

$50 (Entrants 18 years & over)

Run only.


A late fee will apply to registrations after 11 May 2021.

21.1km Halfie

$40 (Juniors U16 $20*)

Walk, run or ride. 

A late fee will apply to registrations after 11 May 2021.

10 km Out n Back

$20 (Juniors U16 $5*)

Walk, run or ride. You can also run as part of a team.


A late fee will apply to registrations after 11 May 2021.

5km Dash

$20 (Juniors U16 $5*)

Walk, ride or run


A late fee will apply to registrations after 11 May 2021.

2.3km Mini Bolt

FREE (kids under 12 years)

Walk, run or ride. 

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.

Date & provisional times

15 May 2021

  • All bike riders - 9.15am

  • Marathon & 21.1km Halfie - 9.30am

  • 10km Out n Back (incl Teams) - 10.00am

  • 5km Dash - 10.30
  • Mini Bolt (kids) - 12.00pm

May average temperature

Average temp: 22 max and 10 min.


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

Map & GPX file

The course is an out and back track, running from the main lookout, past Two Dogs, across the "moon plain" and alongside the dingo fence.

An updated map and gpx file will be uploaded to this page closer to the event.

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

  • merchandise designed by a local artist

  • random draw

  • first aid

  • race hub

  • free reconciliation BBQ

  • free entry to the park for the day

  • free shuttle-bus service

Aid stations

There are 4 aid stations along the length of the 10.5km track. Stations are manned, have first aid provisions, radios, drinks/nibbles and toilets.

Fresh fruit will be available at the 10.5km turn-around point for the longer distance events.

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.


Competitors are able to enter any of the distances. All runners in the marathon must be at least 18 years of age.

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

Entry process

Entries are now open. Enter here or at Coober Pedy Council Chambers.


Entries will close at 5pm, Tuesday 11 May 2021. Late entries on the day will be accepted.

On-the-day entries:

  • will attract an additional $10 fee

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

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 Halfie, 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

An updated 2021 handbook with all race details will be available closer to the event.

View the 2019 handbook.

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Contact us

If you want to get in touch, call Race Director, Alison Fenton on Tel: 0455 556 760 or Email:

Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

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Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia

Marathon Coordinator

Tel: 0455 556 760

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