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Big Red Run takes place in the desert near the remote town of Birdsville, where you won’t have access to normal facilities. So please read the information below to make sure you’re fully prepared.
We have a transport page, outlining the various different ways to get to Birdsville.
In short, if you are planning to drive, you should allow the following minimum timeframes:
We stay in Birdsville before and after the event, and we camp out in the desert away from normal facilities during the event.
If you are bringing your own caravan, camper trailer,
tent or swag, you'll set up in the caravan park once you arrive in
Birdsville and stay there until we move into the desert on Day 1 (24th
June). From then on, we’ll move camp every 2 days, until we arrive back
in Birdsville on the 29th June, where you can again set up in the
Many volunteers bring their own vehicle (all camps are high-clearance 2wd accessible) and transport their gear around in that, however if you’re not bringing your own vehicle, we’ll transport your bag on the event truck.
If you’re not bringing your own accommodation, we can provide you with a space in a shared four person event tent. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping mat and sleeping bag if you’re using this option and we can transport your bag on the event truck. You’ll be able to use space in an event tent from 24th - 28th June. On the 23rd and 29th we’ll provide an accommodation option for you as well, and this will either be sleeping in the Birdsville Sports hall, or in an event tent in the caravan park. You’ll need to organise your own accommodation outside of these times.
This year volunteers have two options when it comes to food:
Check out our great volunteer benefits.
Visit the volunteer application portal, where you’ll read detailed info about the volunteer roles, choose one, and then apply.
The Big Red Run is a unique high profile fundraising event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Run sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.