DISTANCE: Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km, 6km
- Open space that seems to stretch forever
- Enjoy the rugged mountain ranges and spectacular gorges
- Witness Australia’s pioneering spirit and unique identity
DISTANCE: Marathon, Half Marathon, 11km, 6km
Day 01 (28Jul Thursday) – Depart Singapore (No Meals)
Day 02 (29Jul Friday) – Arrive Australia (Dinner)
Today is your arrival day at Yulara and the Ayers Rock Resort. You will be met at the airport by a member of the Australian Outback Marathon team and escorted to your hotel on one of the complimentary Airport Shuttles which will drop you off right at the door of your hotel.
Once you arrive you will be guided to our dedicated check-in area where you will get your room key as well as your race registration pack that will contain, amongst other things, your race bib and exclusive Australian Outback Marathon-2XU running top.
Depending on when you arrive, there is plenty of time to relax by the pool, explore the resort or simply head to the Town Square for a bite to eat and a little souvenir shopping.
At 4:00pm there will be the opportunity to purchase your very own limited edition Australian Outback Marathon merchandise and you will also be able to change your chosen event, should you wish to. Both of these activities will take place beside the Amphitheatre near the Sails in the Desert Hotel, followed by the Australian Outback Marathon Opening Ceremony and Race Briefing starting at 5:00pm.
Note: The Opening Ceremony and Race Briefing are mandatory as there will be a safety briefing at this time and it is also our last opportunity to pass along any additional information prior to the race itself.
At 6:00pm the traditional Carbo Load dinner will commence where you will get plenty of opportunity to mingle with your fellow competitors and also to fully “carbo load” should you wish to.
Day 03 (30Jul Saturday) – Race Day (Breakfast, Brunch/Lunch)
TODAY IS THE DAY!
You will need to get up bright and early today! For those with a healthy appetite a full breakfast will be served from 5:00am at your hotel (not applicable if you are camping). Our private fleet of coaches will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at 6:45am to take you to the race start so please don’t be late! Note: it can get very cold in the mornings in the Australian Outback so please be sure to bring something warm to wear prior to the race start.
Sunrise is approximately 7:30am and this is another excellent opportunity to see the first rays of the sun splash across the mighty Uluru which forms the back-drop of the start/finish area. Toilets will be provided for those needing to quell those last minute nerves and at 7:45am the Australian Outback Marathon (and Half-Marathon) will begin. For those participating in the 11km Fun Run and the 6km Fun Run, your start time will be 8:30am.
There will be plenty of tables and chairs at the start/finish area and we will also be providing fruit, an assortment of sandwiches, muffins and drinks as well as delicious hot soup for you once you have completed the race. All competitors are encouraged to stay and cheer in your fellow runners but for those that wish to leave once your race has been completed there will be a shuttle bus circulating all day between the finishing area and the resort. You may want to head on back, have a shower and then return to the finishing line to cheer on the last runners as they complete their journey.
Saturday afternoon/evening Optional Tours
Please make sure you are in the reception area of your hotel at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for all tours and activities.
In the evening all runners are encouraged to head on over to the Outback Pioneer Hotel pub at 7:30pm for an informal get together, a few drinks and some dancing. This is a great way to end your day (food and drinks at own expense).
Day 04 (31Jul Sunday) – Optional Tours (Breakfast, Celebration Dinner)
After a leisurely breakfast you are invited to join your fellow competitors at 9:00am around the swimming pool at Sails in the Desert for a relaxing Yoga session with our fully qualified instructor. This is a great way to take any unwanted aches and pains out of your legs and it is also a fun way to wind down.
There are five optional daytime tours available to you should you wish to take advantage of them (at own expense);
Please see end of Itinerary for detailed explanations of optional tours
Please make sure you are in the reception area of your hotel at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for the tour.
Should you decide to relax at the resort, the day is free for you do some exploration on your own or alternatively simply rest and relax by the pool.
This evening will be one of the highlights of your trip, the exclusive Australian Outback Marathon Celebration Dinner. Based on the multi-award winning Sounds of Silence dinner this is an evening not to be missed. We start with sunset drinks and canapés on a dune top overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and then follow this with a fully hosted multi-course meal, an excellent wine list, an on-site star talker, a marathon slide-show and closing presentations. You will remember the Celebration Dinner long after the aches and pains have gone. Buses will depart from your hotel at 4:40pm and return at approximately 10:00pm.
Note: Please do not be late for the departure as we are unable to hold the coaches for you if you are not there.
Day 05 (1Aug Monday) – Depart Australia (Breakfast)
Monday Morning Optional Tours
Today your regular tour ends. After breakfast you check out of your hotel to begin your journey homewards (with a complimentary airport transfer).
Note that your transfer to the airport will leave the reception area of your hotel 2 hours prior to your flight – please refer to the signs in reception for more details.
5 Days 3 Nights (28Jul – 1Aug) Package Rates*
|5 Days 3 Nights Package||Double||Extra Night|
|Outback Pioneer Budget||SGD 2895||SGD 140|
|Desert Gardens Standard||SGD 3050||SGD 175|
*inclusive of air ticket at $1,500 as of 18 Jan 2016. Price may vary due to air ticket’s availability. Please consult your friendly 42Race travel specialist for the latest pricing.
Add-On Services Available
Full refund will be provided should the trip be cancelled due to insufficient participation.
Minors under 18 years of age need at least one parent or adult passenger accompanied.
All tours require full payment upon reservation. Full payment is required no later than 60 working days prior to departure. If full payment is not received 60 days or more prior to departure, the Company reserves the right to cancel the reservation.
The Customer is allowed to cancel the reservation on the website or in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, at any time prior to the departure date. However, a cancellation fee will apply and is calculated as a percentage of the deposit or total tour fare, based on the length of notice period prior to the departure.
|Number of days between departure and receipt of cancellation notice||Refund as a percentage of tour fare|
|60 or more working days||70%|
|30 working days||30%|
|less than 30 working days||no refund|
Cancellation fee includes no-show fee, refund administrative fee and any deposit committed to suppliers to secure confirmation of services requested.
Half Marathon, Marathon, Multi Stage