Australia – Australian Outback Marathon

25 Jul 19

Australia – Australian Outback Marathon

Ace Adventure Expeditions - Singapore Partner of  Australian Outback Marathon

The Australian Outback Marathon is a race that is set amongst the most iconic backdrops of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta in Australia's Red Centre.

It was conceived after six years of planning, with the inaugural Australian Outback Marathon taking place with 187 runners on 31 July 2010. This race, in the middle of the Australian desert, has since grown to over 600 participants in 2018.

Ace Adventure Expeditions is honoured to be the Singapore partner of the Australian Outback Marathon. The 10th edition race day is on 27 July 2019.

Bonus Inclusions (for those based in Singapore)

Receive a complimentary Tailwind Neck Gaiter! We are also collaborating with a running coach and several running gear outfitters to help you better prepare and get ready for the race - from fitness to running outfit!

(1) Complimentary Group Training Sessions with Running Coach ~ Liew Wei Yong

Voted by Run Society as one of the best 16 running coaches in Singapore, Liew Wei Yong is certified in everything from sports management to personality/behavioural assessment, she has been training runners for 15+ years while competing in killer marathons like the Elite Ultra, Gobi and Sahara Desert runs. She is also overseeing training for the Four Seasons Hotel, HP, SWEAT and NTUC running groups. This feisty trainer always finishes marathons within the top 16 and prides herself on being placed first in the Women's Endurance category at the 2015 Sports Hub Stepper Challenge.

The 3 group training sessions consist of the followings and will be conducted in the 1st 3 weeks of May 2019:
• Principal of Training and Gait Analysis
• Fitness Assessment plus Strength & Conditioning
• Hill training session at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

(2) Discount Vouchers from various running gear outfitters

- New Balance Singapore: Up to 25% storewide discount. Valid till June 2019
- Julbo: Up to 20% discount. Valid till June 2019

About Australian Outback Marathon
The race organiser designed the event to be enjoyed by all levels of running abilities offering four different events - full marathon, half marathon and 11km and 6km fun runs. The course is relatively flat, with only a couple of inclines and sand dunes. Most of the course is plotted on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with a few small sand dunes and plenty of Australia’s famed “Red Earth” thrown in for good measure.

The Australian Outback Marathon is popular with local runners and gaining traction with international runners. For most, it is a once in a lifetime experience. It is not everyday that marathoners get to take in the stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by.

The cut-off time is 8 hours for all race categories. Minimum age applies as follows.

Marathon: 18+ years
Half Marathon: 15+ years
11km Fun Run: open to all ages.
6km Fun Run: open to all ages

There are a good variety of packages catering to different budgets and travel plans. The accommodations are all within Ayers Rock Resort, which is located only 15km from Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Registration Closing Date: The absolute last day to make a booking for the Australian Outback Marathon is 5 July 2019. Full payment deadline is on 17 May 2019 and any bookings from 18 May-5 July will be based on full payment only.

Race Route and Map

Setting off in a south-Westerly direction from the start/finish area, the ground underfoot turns from a graded bush road to a genuine bush fire-trail, with a combination of packed and soft, red earthy sand underfoot. After approximately 3km you will cross the Lassiter Highway and turn north-west for another 3km. Look out for stunning views of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on your left.

Please note that the course can be quite “sandy” depending on the weather conditions in the previous couple of months

The course then turns in a north-easterly direction for another 2km and the ground changes once again from a desert track back to an unsealed but graded road. After approximately 8km you hit one of the few sealed roads on the course, Mala Road, which takes you through the village of Yulara on your way to more off-road trails. After crossing both Giles Road and Coote Road, a brief turn due North takes you back onto the red earth as you head up towards Connellan Airport.

You start to head back towards the start/finish area after approximately 12km. There are a few small dunes to navigate here with some spectacular views of Uluru awaiting you over almost every tiny bump in the road.

The 15km mark sees you cross a different sectiuon of the Lassiter Highway and another short stretch of sealed road awaits you before you head off once again into the bush. After approximately 18.5km you will take a left turn where a 5km stretch of pure Australian Outback awaits you, and there are once again some truly amazing views to be had here. Look out for the view at the top of Jem’s Dune which is almost exactly half-way.

At around 22.5km you take a right followed by a left (approx. 200m) and you start the trip home. Utilising some of the tracks near the resort, you take a long, meandering loop over a small dune and continue on until you hit the track at the 26km mark. This marks the way back to the finish and you are now 3/5ths of the way back.

After once again crossing the Lassiter Highway you will get to see some fantastic views of Kata Tjuta, especially in the 30km-32km stretch. Back through Yulara village at around 32.5km sees you once again on Mala Road, the only sealed section of the course, with the red earth once again waiting to welcome you at around 36km. Here you will also get to see the twin sights of Kata Tjuta on your left and Uluru on your right.

From here it is plain sailing all the way to the finish line, with yet more breath-taking views to inspire you over the last few kilometres.

The entire course is relatively flat from a topographical point of view but there are a few little inclines here and there. A couple of short sand dunes also make an appearance and whilst they are not long or high they will certainly feel like a challenge when running up them. The views at the top will certainly make the effort worthwhile.

Underfoot can get a little soft in places but this is “the red earth” after all!

Available Dates Price Qty*
6D Outback Budget D/Twin (25-30 July 2019) $2,500.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Budget Triple (25-30 July 2019) $2,430.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Budget Quad (25-30 July 2019) $2,390.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Std Single (25-30 July 2019) $3,455.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Std D/Twin (25-30 July 2019) $2,665.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Std Triple (25-30 July 2019) $2,535.00 (SGD)  / person  
6D Outback Std Quad (25-30 July 2019) $2,470.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Budget D/Twin (25-29 July 2019) $1,970.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Budget Triple (25-29 July 2019) $1,910.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Budget Quad (25-29 July 2019) $1,880.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Std Single (25-29 July 2019) $2,735.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Std D/Twin (25-29 July 2019) $2,100.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Std Triple (25-29 July 2019) $1,995.00 (SGD)  / person  
5D Outback Std Quad (25-29 July 2019) $1,945.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Budget D/Twin (26-29 July 2019) $1,645.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Budget Triple (26-29 July 2019) $1,605.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Budget Quad (26-29 July 2019) $1,580.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Std Single (26-29 July 2019) $2,220.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Std D/Twin (26-29 July 2019) $1,745.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Std Triple (26-29 July 2019) $1,665.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D Gold Outback Std Quad (26-29 July 2019) $1,625.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Budget D/Twin (25-28 July 2019) $1,535.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Budget Triple (25-28 July 2019) $1,495.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Budget Quad (25-28 July 2019) $1,470.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Std Single (25-28 July 2019) $2,110.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Std D/Twin (25-28 July 2019) $1,635.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Std Triple (25-28 July 2019) $1,555.00 (SGD)  / person  
4D S Outback Std Quad (25-28 July 2019) $1,515.00 (SGD)  / person  

* You can register up to 12 participants in one go.


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  • Prices quoted are in AUD (Australian Dollars) and same as those listed on Australian Outback Marathon's website.
  • Prices quoted are for accommodation in Outback Pioneer Hotel. Refer to the table below for prices in other accommodations within Ayers Rock Resort.
  • Please indicate "Ace Adventure Expeditions" as your International Travel Provider (ITP), when you sign up and pay directly online on Australian Outback Marathon's website
  • When you indicate "Ace Adventure Expeditions" as your ITP, we will receive the invoice on your behalf, so that you are entitled to the bonus inclusions (for those based in Singapore)

 6D Platinum5D Diamond4D Gold4D Silver
The Lost Camel (Single)AUD3620 per personAUD2865 per personAUD2320 per personAUD2205 per person
The Lost Camel (D/Twin)AUD2865 per personAUD2260 per personAUD1865 per personAUD1755 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (D/Twin)AUD3750 per personAUD2970 per personAUD2395 per personAUD2285 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Triple)AUD3255 per personAUD2575 per personAUD2100 per personAUD1990 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Quad)AUD3015 per personAUD2380 per personAUD1955 per personAUD1845 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Five)AUD2865 per personAUD2260 per personAUD1865 per personAUD1755 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Six)AUD2765 per personAUD2180 per personAUD1805 per personAUD1695 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Single)AUD3750 per personAUD2970 per personAUD2395 per personAUD2285 per person
Desert Gardens Std (SD/Twin)AUD2815 per personAUD2220 per personAUD1835 per personAUD1725 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Triple)AUD2630 per personAUD2075 per personAUD1725 per personAUD1615 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Quad)AUD2545 per personAUD2005 per personAUD1675 per personAUD1565 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Single)AUD4045 per personAUD3205 per personAUD2575 per personAUD2465 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (D/Twin)AUD2960 per personAUD2340 per personAUD1925 per personAUD1815 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Triple)AUD2730 per personAUD2155 per personAUD1785 per personAUD1675 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Quad)AUD2620 per personAUD2065 per personAUD1720 per personAUD1605 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Single)AUD4345 per personAUD3445 per personAUD2750 per personAUD2645 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (D/Twin)AUD3115 per personAUD2460 per personAUD2015 per personAUD1905 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Triple)AUD2830 per personAUD2230 per personAUD1845 per personAUD1735 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Quad)AUD2690 per personAUD2120 per personAUD1760 per personAUD1650 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Single)AUD4015 per personAUD3180 per personAUD2555 per personAUD2445 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (D/Twin)AUD2950 per personAUD2325 per personAUD1915 per personAUD1805 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Triple)AUD2725 per personAUD2150 per personAUD1780 per personAUD1670 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Quad)AUD2615 per personAUD2060 per personAUD1715 per personAUD1605 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Five)AUD2540 per personAUD2000 per personAUD1670 per personAUD1560 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Single)AUD4475 per personAUD3550 per personAUD2830 per personAUD2720 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (D/Twin)AUD3180 per personAUD2510 per personAUD2055 per personAUD1945 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Triple)AUD2875 per personAUD2270 per personAUD1870 per personAUD1760 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Quad)AUD2725 per personAUD2150 per personAUD1780 per personAUD1670 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Single)AUD5495 per personAUD4365 per personAUD3445 per personAUD3330 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (D/Twin)AUD3685 per personAUD2915 per personAUD2355 per personAUD2245 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Triple)AUD3220 per personAUD2545 per personAUD2075 per personAUD1965 per person

Day6D Platinum5D Diamond 4D Gold4D SilverMeals
Day 1
(for 6D Platinum / 5D Diamond / 4D Silver)
Arrive at Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. Transfer to Ayers Rock Resort for check-in & race pack collection. Hosted Warm Up Run, followed by an outdoor welcome dinnerArrive at Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. Transfer to Ayers Rock Resort for check-in & race pack collection. Hosted Warm Up Run, followed by an outdoor welcome dinner- Arrive at Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. Transfer to Ayers Rock Resort for check-in & race pack collection. Hosted Warm Up Run, followed by an outdoor welcome dinner-/-/D
Day 2
(for 6D Platinum / 5D Diamond / 4D Silver)

Day 1
(for 4D Gold)
Rise early to go for a Uluru sunrise tour and breakfast (packed breakfast given in a backpack). After viewing the sunrise, take a walk around the base of Uluru and visit the Cultural Centre. Free time in the afternoon to catch up on some rest or just chill till the race safety briefing in the evening. Enjoy a “carbo loading” dinner after the briefing.Rise early to go for a Uluru sunrise tour and breakfast (packed breakfast given in a backpack). After viewing the sunrise, take a walk around the base of Uluru and visit the Cultural Centre. Free time in the afternoon to catch up on some rest or just chill till the race safety briefing in the evening. Enjoy a “carbo loading” dinner after the briefing.Arrive at Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. Transfer to Ayers Rock Resort for check-in & race pack collection. Free time till the race safety briefing in the evening. Enjoy a “carbo loading” dinner after the briefing.Rise early to go for a Uluru sunrise tour and breakfast (packed breakfast given in a backpack). After viewing the sunrise, take a walk around the base of Uluru and visit the Cultural Centre. Free time in the afternoon to catch up on some rest or just chill till the race safety briefing in the evening. Enjoy a “carbo loading” dinner after the briefing.B/-/D
Day 3
(for 6D Platinum / 5D Diamond / 4D Silver)

Day 2
(for 4D Gold)
Race day. Optional tours after race available (at own expense)Race day. Optional tours after race available (at own expense)Race day. Optional tours after race available (at own expense)Race day. Optional tours after race available (at own expense)B/Brunch/-
Day 4
(for 6D Platinum / 5D Diamond / 4D Silver)

Day 3
(for 4D Gold)
Post-race stretch class at Sails Poolside. Optional tour available (at own expense). Celebration dinner (based on award winning Sounds of Silence)Post-race stretch class at Sails Poolside. Optional tour available (at own expense). Celebration dinner (based on award winning Sounds of Silence)Post-race stretch class at Sails Poolside. Optional tour available (at own expense). Celebration dinner (based on award winning Sounds of Silence)Depart Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. B/-/D (B only for packages departing on this day)
Day 5
(for 6D Platinum / 5D Diamond)

Day 4 (for 4D Gold)
Day trip to Kings CanyonDepart Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. Depart Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. -B/L/- (B only for packages departing on this day)
Day 6Depart Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport. ---B/-/-

Inclusions

  • Return Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport transfer
  • Return race day transfer
  • Accommodation as indicated in package and itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in package and itinerary
  • Australian Outback Marathon's fee (finishers medal and certificate and race day photography)
  • Australian Outback Marathon's t-shirt (Register before 17 May 2019)
  • Any other tours/sightseeing/activities as indicated in itinerary
  • Ayers Rock Resort backpack (Platinum, Diamond and Silver packages)
  • Bonus inclusions (for those based in Singapore)

Exclusions

  • International and domestic air tickets, airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Visa Fee (if any)
  • Single Supplement
  • Optional tours/sightseeing/activities
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • All tipping
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover agent insolvency and the race category)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
  • Personal travel gear
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
  • Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: cameras and any valuable items etc)
  • Any expenses including accommodation, meals & transfer outside the stipulated itinerary – i.e. any person leaving the group for personal travel, illness/injury or any form of extension of stay

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