Australia- Australian Outback Marathon

25 Jul 19

Australia- Australian Outback Marathon

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Ace Adventure Expeditions - Singapore Partner of  Australian Outback Marathon

The Australian Outback Marathon is set amongst one of the world's most iconic backdrops of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Although this race is popular with local runners, for most, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. It’s not every day marathoners get to take in the stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by.

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.

The event is designed to be enjoyed by all levels of running abilities offering four different events - a full marathon, half marathon and a 11km and 6km fun run. In addition to its beauty, the course is relatively flat, with only a couple inclines and sand dunes. Most of the course is on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with a few small sand dunes and plenty of Australia’s famed “Red Earth”.

The itineraries are designed to suit all budgets and travel plans with each package including shuttle services, first class accommodation, and guaranteed race entry. There is an exciting variety of optional tours to pick from too, to experience more of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and the Australian outback.

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 Stength & 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 The Race

All the four race categories use sections of the same course, setting off in a South-Westerly direction from the start/finish area. The terrain varies throughout the course; with most on unsealed roads, bush trails and tracks. The ‘red earth’ route takes runners on a journey through Australia’s Outback with stunning views of Ayers Rock.

Like most adventure marathons around the world, the varying terrain does not measure to AIMS standards even though it has been measured and certified by an official AIMS course measurer… Just so you know!

The course can be quite “sandy” depending on the weather conditions in the previous couple of months.

Minimum Age

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

Cut off Times

All events must be started at the designated time and completed by 15:45 hour (8 hour cut-off).

Available Dates Price Qty*
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Budget-Double/Twin) $1,690.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Budget-Triple) $1,645.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Budget-Quad) $1,620.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Std-Single) $2,320.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Std-Double/Twin) $1,800.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Std-Triple) $1,710.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-28 Jul 2019 Sliver (Std-Quad) $1,670.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Budget-Double/Twin) $1,810.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Budget-Triple) $1,765.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Budget-Quad) $1,740.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Std-Single) $2,445.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Std-Double/Twin) $1,920.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Std-Triple) $1,830.00 (SGD)  / person  
26-29 Jul 2019 Gold (Std-Quad) $1,790.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Budget-Double/Twin) $2,170.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Budget-Triple) $2,100.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Budget-Quad) $2,070.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Std-Single) $3,000.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Std-Double/Twin) $2,310.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Std-Triple) $2,195.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-29 Jul 2019 Diamond (Std-Quad) $2,140.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Budget-Double/Twin) $2,750.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Budget-Triple) $2,675.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Budget-Quad) $2,630.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Std-Single) $3,800.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Std-Double/Twin) $2,930.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Std-Triple) $2,790.00 (SGD)  / person  
25-30 Jul 2019 Platinum (Std-Quad) $2,720.00 (SGD)  / person  

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


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  • Packages listed are for accommodation at Outback Pioneer Hotel
  • Please indicate Ace Adventure Expeditions  as the ITP (International Tour Partner) if you choose to fill in the online form on Australian Outback Marathon's website
  • Adults who are not participating in one of the Australian Outback Marathon events receive $110 discount off the price of the package fee
  • Optional tour packages: https://australianoutbackmarathon.com/itineraries/optional-tours/

Packages for other accommodations:

 6D Platinum5D Diamond4D Gold4D Silver
The Lost Camel (Single)$3980 per person$3150 per person$2555 per person$2425 per person
The Lost Camel (D/Twin)$3150 per person$2490 per person$2050 per person$1930 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (D/Twin)$4125 per person$3270 per person$2635
per person
$2515per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Triple)$3580 per person$2835 per person$2310 per person$2190 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Quad)$3315 per person$2620 per person$2150 per person$2030 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Five)$3150 per person$2490 per person$2050 per person$1930 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Six)$3040 per person$2400 per person$1985 per person$1865 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Single)$4125 per person$3270 per person$2635 per person$2515 per person
Desert Gardens Std (SD/Twin)$3100 per person$2445 per person$2020 per person$1900 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Triple)$2895 per person$2285 per person$1900 per person$1780 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Quad)$2800 per person$2205 per person$1845 per person$1720 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Single)$4450 per person$3525 per person$2835 per person$2710 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (D/Twin)$3255 per person$2575 per person$2120 per person$1995 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Triple)$3000 per person$3470 per person$1965 per person$1845 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Quad)$2885 per person$2270 per person$1895 per person$1765 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Single)$4780 per person$3790 per person$3025 per person$2905 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (D/Twin)$3425 per person$2705 per person$2215 per person$2095 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Triple)$3115 per person$2455 per person$2030 per person$1910 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Quad)$2960 per person$2335 per person$1935 per person$1815 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Single)$4415 per person$3500 per person$2810 per person$2690 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (D/Twin)$3245 per person$2560 per person$2105 per person$1985 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Triple)$3000 per person$2365 per person$1960 per person$1840 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Quad)$2875 per person$2265 per person$1890 per person$1765 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Five)$2795 per person$2200 per person$1840 per person$1720 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Single)$4920 per person$3905 per person$3115 per person$2995 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (D/Twin)$3500 per person$2760 per person$2260 per person$2140 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Triple)$3165 per person$2500 per person$2060 per person$1935 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Quad)$3000 per person$2365 per person$1960 per person$1840 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Single)$6045 per person$4800 per person$3790 per person$3665 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (D/Twin)$4055 per person$3210 per person$2590 per person$2470 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Triple)$3540 per person$2800 per person$2285 per person$2160 per person

Summary of packages:

Platinum Package– 6 days/5 nights: Includes tours, most meals and an additional day trip to Kings Canyon as well as the legendary “Sounds of Silence” Celebration dinner

Diamond Package – 5 Days/4 Nights: Most popular package. Includes tours, most meals and plenty of optional extras as well as the legendary “Sounds of Silence” Celebration dinner

Gold Package - 4 Days/3 Nights: Includes most meals and the legendary “Sounds of Silence” Celebration dinner

Silver Package - 4 Days/3 Nights: For those that cannot stay until Monday this package includes most meals and a base-walk and cultural tour but does not include the Celebration Dinner

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 airport transfer between Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport and your hotel
  • Return race day transfer
  • Accommodation as stated in itinerary
  • Meals as stated in itinerary
  • Activities as stated in itinerary
  • Race entry fee
  • Race t-shirt (if booked prior to 17 May 2019)
  • Finishers Medal and certificate
  • All race day photography (including finishing line photos and video)
  • Ayers Rock Resort backpack (Platinum package only)
  • Bonus inclusions (refer to "Bonus Inclusions" for details)

Exclusions

  • International air tickets, airport taxes and fuel charges
  • Single Supplement
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory to cover travel agent insolvency and race)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, laundry etc
  • Personal travel and running gear
  • Compensation for damaged or lost of personal items (eg: cameras and any valuable items etc)
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses
  • 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

Bonus Inclusions

To help you better prepare for the race, we have tied up with a running coach and several running gear outfitters, to help you get ready for the race from fitness to running outfit!

(1) 3x Complimentary Group Run Training Sessions with Running Coach, Liew Wei Yong

Voted by Run Society as ine of the best 16 running coaches in Singapore, Liew Wei Yong is certified in everything from sports management to personality/behavioural assessment, she's 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 in the top 16 and prides herself on a Women's Endurance first place at the 2015 Sports Hub Stepper Challenge.

The 3 sessions of group training will consist of:
Principal of Training and Gait Analysis
•  Fitness Assessment plus Stength & Conditioning
• Hill training session at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
(2) Discount Vouchers from various running gear outfitters
- New Balance - Up to 25% storewide discount
- Julbo

We carefully select and establish strong working relationship with our local operator to ensure safe participation by everyone. Our local operator is the organiser of the Australian Outback Marathon

Grading:

For the marathon, focus your training effort in the following primary elements of marathon training, assuming that you are in good health and injury-free:

  1. Base mileage. Build your weekly mileage over time, running three-to-five times per week.
  2. The long run. Do a long run every 7–10 days so your body can adjust gradually to long distances.
  3. Speed work. Practice intervals and tempo runs to increase your cardio capacity.
  4. Rest and recovery. Adequate rest helps prevent injuries and mental burnout.

Most marathon training plans range from 12-20 weeks. Beginning marathoners should aim to build your weekly mileage up to 50-80km over the four months leading up to race day.