2024 Australian Outback Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Australian Outback Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Australian Outback Marathon, set in one of the most iconic and starkly beautiful settings in Australia, provides a uniquely challenging and awe-inspiring racing experience for participants from around the globe. Runners traverse the vast, rugged terrains of the outback, with the majestic Uluru and Kata Tjuta rock formations serving as a breathtaking backdrop, offering scenes that are as spiritually stirring as they are visually spectacular. The event welcomes a variety of running abilities by providing several race options, including a full marathon, half marathon, and shorter distances, ensuring that participants can select a challenge that suits their fitness and adventure level. Combining a physically demanding race with the serene and otherworldly beauty of the Australian desert, this marathon provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse oneself in the ancient, untouched landscapes of the outback while engaging in a remarkable athletic pursuit.

Date: 

Sat
Jul 27
2024

Location: 

Petermann, Australia

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

How to train for Australian Outback Marathon: Australian Outback Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Australian Outback Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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