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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 11th edition race day is on 25 July 2020.

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 Inclusion – 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 cover:
• Principal of Training and Gait Analysis
• Fitness Assessment plus Stength & Conditioning
• Hill training session at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
 
Stand A Chance to WIN A Pair of Salomon Sense Running Shoes !
A BIG thank you to Liv Activ for sponsoring 2 pairs of Salomon Sense road running shoes ! All our 2020 running participants will stand a chance to win a pair! The lucky winners will be notified via email, after the lucky draw at the end of 2020!

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).

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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

 

AVAILABLE DATES PRICE
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Budget-Double/Twin) $1,530.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Budget-Triple) $1,490.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Budget-Quad) $1,475.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Std-Single) $2,165.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Std-Double/Twin) $1,670.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Std-Triple) $1,585.00 (SGD)  / person
23-26 Jul 2020 Sliver (Std-Quad) $1,670.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 2020 Gold (Budget-Double/Twin) $1,640.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 Jul 2020 Gold (Budget-Triple) $1,600.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 Jul 2020 Gold (Budget-Quad) $1,580.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 Jul 2020 Gold (Std-Single) $2,270.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 Jul 2020 Gold (Std-Double/Twin) $1,780.00 (SGD)  / person
24-27 Jul 2020 Gold (Std-Triple) $1,695.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Budget-Double/Twin) $1,940.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Budget-Triple) $1,890.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Budget-Quad) $1,865.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Std-Single) $2,785.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Std-Double/Twin) $2,125.00 (SGD)  / person
23-27 Jul 2020 Diamond (Std-Triple) $2,015.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Budget-Double/Twin) $2,480.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Budget-Triple) $2,415.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Budget-Quad) $2,380.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Std-Single) $3,535.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Std-Double/Twin) $2,710.00 (SGD)  / person
23-28 Jul 2020 Platinum (Std-Triple) $2,575.00 (SGD)  / person
  • 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 PLATINUM 5D DIAMOND 4D GOLD 4D SILVER
The Lost Camel (Single) $3535 per person $2785 per person $2270 per person $2165 per person
The Lost Camel (D/Twin) $2810 per person $2205 per person $1835 per person $1730 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (D/Twin) $3765 per person $2970 per person $2410 per person $2300 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Triple) $3270 per person $2575 per person $2115 per person $2005 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Quad) $3025 per person $2380 per person $1965 per person $1860 per person
Emu Walk Apartments (Five) $2875 per person $2260 per person $1875 per person $1770 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Single) $3730 per person $2940 per person $2390 per person $2280 per person
Desert Gardens Std (SD/Twin) $2810 per person $2205 per person $1835 per person $1730 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Triple) $2640 per person $2070 per person $1735 per person $1625 per person
Desert Gardens Std (Quad) $2545 per person $1995 per person $1680 per person $1570 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Single) $3995 per person $3155 per person $2550 per person $2440 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (D/Twin) $2940 per person $2310 per person $1915 per person $1810 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Triple) $2725 per person $2135 per person $1785 per person $168 per person0
Desert Gardens Deluxe (Quad) $2610 per person $2050 per person $1720 per person $1610 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Single) $4255 per person $3365 per person $2705 per person $2600 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (D/Twin) $3075 per person $2415 per person $1995 per person $1885 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Triple) $2810 per person $2205 per person $1835 per person $1730 per person
Desert Gardens Deluxe Rock View (Quad) $2680 per person $2100 per person $1760 per person $1650 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Single) $4060 per person $3205 per person $2585 per person $2480 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (D/Twin) $2975 per person $2335 per person $1935 per person $1830 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Triple) $2745 per person $2155 per person $1880 per person $1690 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Quad) $2630 per person $2065 per person $1730 per person $1625 per person
Sails In The Desert Superior (Five) $2560 per person $2005 per person $1685 per person $1580 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Single) $4485 per person $3550 per person $2845 per person $2735 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (D/Twin) $3190 per person $2510 per person $2065 per person $1960 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Triple) $2890 per person $2270 per person $1885 per person $1775 per person
Sails In The Desert Terrace (Quad) $2735 per person $2150 per person $1795 per person $1685 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Single) $5835 per person $4625 per person $3655 per person $3545 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (D/Twin) $3860 per person $3050 per person $2470 per person $2360 per person
Sails In The Desert Deluxe Suite (Triple) $3335 per person $2625 per person $2155 per person $2045 per person
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

Visa

A valid visa is required to enter Australia for passport holders of all countries except New Zealand. There are a variety of visas available to travellers to Australia. The type of visa to apply for depends on the length of stay, passport and the purpose of visit. Visas need to be applied from outside of Australia before travelling.

eVisitor is a free visa for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to 3 months at a time within a 12-month period. This visa cannot be extended and is available to passport holders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (British Citizen), and Vatican City.

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa allows multiple visits to Australia, for up to a year, and stay for 3 months each visit. There is no visa application charge for an ETA, however an AUD20 service charge applies for online applications only. This visa is available for online application at https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas to passport holders from Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and United States. Citizens of Andorra, Taiwan and United Kingdom (British National – Overseas) can apply for this visa at travel agents, airline or specialist service providers in your country of residence.

All other nationalities not mentioned above will need to apply for a Visitor visa online or otherwise, with a chargeable fee.

For latest updates and details of visa application, you may visit Australia’s Department of Home Affairs website.

Money

Currency exchange services can be found in the airport, banks, hotels and exchange offices.

All international credit cards are accepted in Australia, with Visa and MasterCard being the most widely accepted. They can also be used for cash withdrawals at ATMs, which are widespread, although facilities may be limited in remote towns and the outback.

Electricity

Australia’s electricity is 230V and 50HZ. The plug used is Type I, which has 2 flat pins in a “V” shape and sometimes with a third pin in the middle.

Language

English is the official language in Australia and is spoken by all.

Drinking Water

Tap water is generally safe to drink throughout Australia so water bottles can be safely refilled from taps. However, in some rural areas, if the tap water is not potable, there will be a sign above advising so.

Tipping

Hotels and restaurants do not add service charges to the bills, so tipping is discretionary. It is recommended to tip tour/trek guides and drivers.

 

Travel Safety Advice

With evolving world situations that may occur unexpectedly due to natural disasters, pandemics/epidemics, conflicts and unrests, it is best to read up and keep tabs on news and developments at your destination country and region before the trip. Check on the country’s official website and/or your own foreign ministry website for any travel advisory or safety precautions to be taken while abroad.

As with traveling in anywhere in the world, regardless of the local crime rate, stay vigilant and take care of personal safety. Good to read up on any possible exposure in the country prior to departure.

It is a good practice to register with your respective foreign ministry if there is such a service provided to citizens, to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (e.g. natural disasters, civil unrest, etc.) occur when you are overseas.

For Singaporeans, this is the link to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ eRegister:
https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/eregisterportal/common/preLoginEregisterView.action.

 

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended to purchase comprehensive travel insurance(s), upon payment of your trip, to cover adverse situations that may occur while you are overseas or even before departure. Ensure that the coverage is suitable for your destination and the activities that you are participating in. Be familiar with the terms and conditions before purchasing and travelling abroad.

 

Travel Immunization Advice

There is no compulsory vaccine to be taken to enter Australia. You should, however, be up to date on routine vaccinations, especially vaccines against water-borne, food-borne, parasitic and other infectious diseases (examples: hepatitis, typhoid and tuberculosis) while traveling to any destination. You are encouraged to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.

Recommended routine vaccinations for travellers in general:

Hepatitis A

Spread through consuming contaminated food and water or person to person through the faecal-oral route. Risk is higher where personal hygiene and sanitation are poor.

Hepatitis B

Spread through infected blood and blood products, contaminated needles and medical instruments and sexual intercourse. Risk is higher for those at occupational risk, long stays or frequent travel, children (exposed through cuts and scratches) and individuals who may need, or request, surgical procedures abroad.

Rabies

 

Spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite, scratch or lick on broken skin. Particularly dogs and related species, but also bats. Risk is higher for those going to remote areas (who may not be able to promptly access appropriate treatment in the event of a bite), long stays, those at higher risk of contact with animals and bats, and children. Even when pre-exposure vaccine has been received, urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal or bat bite.

Tetanus

 

Spread through contamination of cuts, burns and wounds with tetanus spores. Spores are found in soil worldwide. A primary series of 5 doses of tetanus vaccine is recommended for life. Boosters are usually recommended in a country or situation where the correct treatment of an injury may not be readily available.

Typhoid Fever

Spread mainly through consumption of contaminated food and drink. Risk is higher where access to adequate sanitation and safe water is limited.

Influenza

A vaccine specific for a given year to protect against the highly variable influenza virus.

 For more information and professional advice on travel vaccinations, please consult your doctor or travel clinic.

For people residing in Singapore, you may visit The Travellers’ Health and Vaccination Clinic (THVC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital:

Travellers’ Health & Vaccination Clinic
Address: Level 4, Clinic 4B, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Medical Centre
Contact number: 6357 2222
Website : https://www.ttsh.com.sg/Patients-and-Visitors/Medical-Services/Travellers-Health-and-Vaccination-Clinic/Pages/default.aspx.