Race Day

Date
Sunday 20 August 2017

Event options

Marathon 42.2km, Half Marathon 21.1km, 10km Run, 10km Walk and 5km Run/Walk

Start location and times
All events start and finish at Lasseters on Barrett Drive. Start times for all events are:
  • Marathon – 6.30am
  • Half Marathon – 7am
  • 10km Run & 10km Walk – 7.30am
  • 5km Run/Walk – 8.30am
Cut-off times
The cut-off time for runners in all events is 12noon. Competitors that have not completed their event by this time will be collected by a sweep vehicle.

Aid stations
Aid stations will be every 3km for competitors in the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10km. Aid stations will have water, Vaseline, bandaids and jelly beans.  

Personalised drinks can be placed in the designated boxes at Registration Pack collection on Saturday, or at sign-on on Sunday morning, prior to 6am. They must be clearly marked with your bib number and the kilometre marker where you would like your drink placed.

Head phones on course
The course follows open roads with traffic and for the safety of all participants, the use of personal music devices on the course is not allowed.

Start/Finish Line
The following will be available at the start/finish line for competitors’ comfort and enjoyment:
  • Sports medicine tent
  • Food and hot drinks for purchase
  • Complimentary bag drop
  • Souvenir merchandise for purchase (pending stock availability)
  • Ample seating to watch the event
Sports Medicine
A sports medicine service will be available at the start/finish line. If you are in need of sports medicine on the course, please let volunteers at a drink stop know that you need assistance. Volunteers will also be patrolling the course and can call for assistance if required.

Toilets
Toilets are available at the start/finish area, inside the Alice Springs Convention Centre. A portaloo will also be available along the course at the 6km and 30km marks approximately.

Weather
At this time of the year, Alice Springs can be extremely cold around the starting time for all events, often with sub zero temperatures.  Once the suns rises, it can warm up quite quickly, and temperatures on race day could reach 30 degrees. Please make sure you are well hydrated before and during your event, and dress in layers that can be easily discarded en route. Any layers that are discarded at the aid stations will be brought back to the start/finish line for collection at the Presentation Lunch.

Presentation lunch
All participants will receive a ticket to the presentation lunch in their race packs. Lunch is at 12noon at the Juicy Rump, with presentations commencing at 12.30pm. Family and friends wishing to join the lunch can purchase additional tickets on the day for $15.

Start/Finish
We strongly encourage family and friends to come down to the start/finish line and enjoy the day. This year there will be a free jumping castle from 9am, live music from 11am and food and drink for sale throughout the morning.


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We Are Grateful For Our Following Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
  • Lasseters
  • Intersport
  • Elders Real Estate
  • BP
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