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Record Year For Australian Outback Marathon At Ayers Rock Resort

June 5, 2015 Sports No Comments Print Print Email Email

Now in its 6th year, Ayers Rock Resort will once again play host to the Australian Outback Marathon on Saturday, 25 July 2015. With 8 weeks still to go, a record number of entrants have already registered from over 20 countries to kick up the red dust while enjoying spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

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Australian Outback Marathon

With participation increasing each year since 2010, the Australian Outback Marathon is a firm fixture on the Australian running calendar, with close to 500 entrants already registered for this year’s race.

Race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, designed the event six years ago to be enjoyed by runners of all abilities, offering a full marathon, half marathon and two fun runs. Most of the race course is set amongst trails and bush tracks with only 10% on sealed roads,

Voyages Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution Ray Stone says interest in the event is already exceeding expectations and attracting a record number of entrants.

“We are delighted to once again partner with Travelling Fit in support of the Australian Outback Marathon as it positively promotes healthy living and engages interest and participation from the local Indigenous communities,” says Ray.

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Australian Outback Marathon

“Whether you’re an amateur or avid runner, there is still time to register and enjoy this opportunity in the spiritual heart of Australia.”

With the combined support of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Travelling Fit, students from the local Pipalyatjara Anangu, Ernabella Anangu and Amata Schools are encouraged to partake in the event with annual sponsorship. This year 50 students have registered from these local schools to participate in the fun run event.

Entry to the 2015 Australian Outback Marathon is still open. To register, visit


Testimonials from 2014:

“What an amazing experience to run my first half Marathon at the inaugural Australian Outback Marathon at spectacular Uluru…I would have to say I loved every minute of the experience…the red earth was an amazing sight, along with the camels.”

Sandy Broadhead – VIC, Australia

“Thanks for the opportunity to run in such a spectacular setting. Sometimes I think we are oblivious to the beautiful surrounds that we have to run in and I think this was a good wakeup call. It was also great to mix with some very special people. People that I can admire and aspire to be.”

Wendy Stibbe – Canberra, Australia

For more information about Voyages Major Events Program for 2015, visit ayersrockresort.com.au/events/

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