Event Schedule

Event Schedule 2019

"This fantastic event challenged me greatly, but also provided so much enjoyment and amazing scenery... I met some amazing people, including the event staff! I still don't think it has sunk in yet what I achieved... :-)" Afy Afrouz

Some times may be subject to change (ever so slightly) closer to the event.

Thursday 15th August 2019

All day Competitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
5:00pm – 6:00pm Happy Hour drinks and chance to chat with the Race Director - The Mercure Alice Springs Resort bar
6:30pm onwards Dinner and drinks available at The Mercure Alice Springs Resort bar and restaurant
That night Recommended accommodation in Alice Springs

 

Friday 16th August 2019

All morning Competitors arrive and airport shuttle operates
12:00pm - 3:00pm Registration at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Event Centre and Event Hotel). Note – ALL competitors must register during this time.
3:00pm Race briefing and official welcome at Mercure Alice Springs Resort
5:00pm START: Malbunka Stage 1 - Mercure Alice Springs Resort
5:30pm START: Namatjira Stage 1 - Near Schwarz Ave
That night Recommended accommodation in Alice Springs

 

Saturday 17th August 2019

5:50am/6:00am Competitors’ buses depart The Mercure/Lasseters to the start lines
7:00am START: Malbunka Stage 2 - Simpsons Gap
8:00am START: Namatjira Stage 2 - Old Hamilton Downs Homestead
That night Recommended accommodation in Alice Springs
6:00pm - 7:30pm Event dinner at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort
7:30pm Presentations for Stages 1 and 2 on the lawns at Mercure Alice Springs

 

Sunday 18th August 2019

5:30am/5:40am Competitors’ buses depart The Mercure/Lasseters to the start line (Malbunka runners)
6:00am/6:10am Competitors’ buses depart The Mercure/Lasseters to the start line (Namatjira runners)
7:30am START: Malbunka Stage 3 - Ochre Pits carpark
8:15am START: Namatjira Stage 3 - Glen Helen Lodge
6:00pm Event dinner at Glen Helen Lodge
6:30pm ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony at The Glen Helen Lodge followed by Stage 3 presentations
That night Recommended accommodation at Glen Helen

 

Monday 19th August 2019

5:00am Competitors’ buses depart Glen Helen to the start line - Malbunka runners
6:00am Competitors’ buses depart Glen Helen to the start line - Namatjira runners
6:00am START: Malbunka Stage 4 - Redbank Gorge
7:00am START: Namatjira Stage 4 - Redbank Gorge
6:30pm Official event presentation dinner – Glen Helen Resort
That night Recommended accommodation at Glen Helen


 *Please note start times may change pending weather conditions (earlier if it is hotter)

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Competitors depart or embark on further exploration of Australia's Red Centre.
7:30am / 8:30am / 9:00am Competitors’ buses departs Glen Helen Lodge for Alice Springs and the airport - three departures.     

The race schedule is designed so that you may arrive into Alice Springs on Friday, register and then race all in the one day – saving a day of leave from home if you need to.

 

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