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27 June to 2 July 2018 

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Participants are offered a choice of 2 different runs.

Big Red 250 - a 6 day 250km stage Race, starting and ending at the iconic Birdsville Pub

Big Red 150- a 6 day 150km stage Race, starting and ending at the iconic Birdsville Pub. Ideal for those wanting to dip their toes into Stage racing, or equally achievable for trekkers and adventure hikers.

250km, 6 day stage race, Wednesday 27th June - Monday 2nd July 2018

  • 5 marathons in 6 days.
 Day 1   7.30am    42.195km   Birdsville Marathon
 Day 2 8.30am  42.195km Adria Downs Marathon
 Day 3 8.30am  42.195km Arpilindika Marathon
 Day 4 8.30am  31km Sprigg Sprint
 Day 5 6.00am  84.39km Mohan Marathon & Roseberth Marathon
 Day 6 10.00am  8km Birdsville or Bust followed by late afternoon awards BBQ and entertainment

 

150km, 6 day stage race, Wednesday 24th June - Monday 2nd July 2018

  • 2 marathons and 2 half marathons in 6 days.
 Day 1   7.30am   42.195km   Birdsville Marathon
 Day 2 8.30am 21.1km Adria Downs Half Marathon
 Day 3 8.30am 21.1km Arpilindika Marathon
 Day 4 8.30am 15.4km Sprigg Sprint
 Day 5 6.00am 42.195km Mohan Marathon 
 Day 6 10.00am 
8km Birdsville or Bust followed by late afternoon awards BBQ and entertainment

All runners from Big Red 250 and Big Red 150 finish the week together with the day 6 Birdsville Bust 8km run which is untimed, to celebrate their weeks achievement.

Runners will only be required to carry a day pack with mandatory equipment for each day of running. Your own event bag (max 14kg) with your clothing, food and other personal items will be transported between campsites by the event organisers.

Details on mandatory gear can be found here.

Why Should I do Big Red Run?

We challenge you to find another race that lets you:

  • Explore and challenge your physical and mental limits over the course of a week
  • Share amazing and life changing experiences with a likeminded group of runners
  • Have an outback adventure camping under the stars, and swapping tales around the campfire each night
  • Run on and experience stunning red desert landscapes under the big blue outback sky
  • Hear stories from inspirational people
  • Experience and atmosphere of camaraderie where all runners support each other and develop new friendships
  • Have an internet free week
  • Feel good about raising funds for a very worthwhile cause
  • Celebrate personal victory against the Simpson Desert at the iconic Birdsville Hotel

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