THE TRACK Australia

17 – 26 May 2023

THE TRACK Australia

17 -26 May 2023

An outstanding challenge in the Australian Outback

Country

Australia

Distance

520 km

Duration

10 days
Destination

The Australian Outback

THE TRACK Australia takes place in the Northern Territory, between the town of Alice Springs and Uluru.

The Australian Outback provides unforgettable scenes. Its wide spaces evoke adventure and freedom. The first half of the race takes place within the West MacDonnell National Park. Then the route will continue south, towards the Finke Gorge National Park. For the second half of the race, runners will go down in direction of the Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They will then be in Aboriginal territory, in the community of Anangu.

The finish line will be near Uluru, true emblem of Australia. Uluru is the largest monolith in the world, rising to 348 meters in the middle of the desert. THE TRACK will allow you to feel like a pioneer discovering the Australian Outback authenticity.

Challenge

520 km across the Outback

THE TRACK Australia is a foot race of 520 km in 9 stages (10 days of competition) and in food self-sufficiency. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipment, food and personal equipment.

The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and indications of the map given before the race. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is organized by our team. A technical support and a medical team are present during the whole event.

Competitors who cannot respect the limit time (10 hours per stage) can stay in the race. They will be classified according to the kilometers they ran during the event.

Program

Save the dates

Monday 15 May 2023

  • 2 pm: Appointment at the organization’s hotel
  • Transfer from Alice Springs to the first bivouac (1h30 drive)
  • 4 pm: Installation in the tents
  • 7 pm: Dinner all together & night on the bivouac

Tuesday 16 May 2023

  • 8 am: Breakfast on the bivouac
  • 9 am: Administrative, technical and medical checks
  • 12 pm: Lunch at the bivouac and free afternoon
  • 6 pm: Briefing with the participants
  • 7 pm: Dinner & overnight on the bivouac

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Stage 1: 30 km / 700 mD+ / 700 mD- / 10 hours

Thursday 18 May 2023

Stage 2: 41 km / 1000 mD+ / 1000 mD- / 10 hours + Cut time at the CP2 

Friday 19 May 2023

Stage 3: 38 km / 10 hours

Saturday 20 May 2023

Stage 4: 49 km / 10 hours

Sunday 21 May 2023

Stage 5: 59 km / 10 hours

Monday 22 May 2023

Stage 6: 58 km / 10 hours

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Stage 7: 66 km / 10 hours

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Stage 8: 44 km / 10 hours

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2023

Stage 9: 137 km / 35 hours

 

  • Check-In at the hotel on the 26 May in the afternoon
  • 7 pm: Dinner & overnight at the hotel

Saturday 27 May 2023

  • 8 am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 11 am: Awards ceremony & rest of the day free
  • Night at the hotel

Sunday 28 May 2023

  • 8 am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Shuttle transfer to Ayers Rock airport

Hotel

⇒ YHA Alice Springs
Address: Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia.
Phone numer: (+618) 8952 8855
Email: alicesprings@yha.com.au
Website: www.yha.com.au

Airports

BEFORE THE RACE:
⇒ Alice Springs Airport
(IATA code: ASP, ICAO code: YBAS)

AFTER RACE:
⇒ Ayers Rock Airport
(IATA code: AYQ, ICAO code: YAYE1)

Event Information

Send us a message specifying the race (s) from which you wish to receive Event Information. This document includes the itinerary of the event, the list of compulsory equipment and information to sign-up.

Photos

THE TRACK Australia photos

FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

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