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The Big Red Run

250km, 6 day stage race

8.30 am Wednesday 2nd July-Monday 7th July 2014

The Runs

Participants are offered a choice of 2 different runs.

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

The Little Red Run- 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.

The Big Red Run

250km, 6 day stage race, 7.30 am Wednesday 2nd July-Monday 7th July 2014

  • 5 marathons in 6 days.
  • Starting at Birdsville pub with a lap around Birdsville before heading west to the impressive Big Red sand dune, which will be home for the following 2 nights.
  • Day 1 = 'Birdsville Marathon' - 42.195km
  • Day 2 = 'Adria Downs Marathon' - 42.195km
  • Day 3 = 'Arpilindika Marathon' - 42.195km
  • Day 4 = ‘Sprigg Sprint’ 31km
  • Day 5 = 84.39km (the equivalent of two individual marathons back to back!!!)
    • Marathon 1 “Mohan Marathon”
    • Marathon 2 “Roseberth Marathon”
  • Day 6 = 'Birdsville or Bust' - final 8km run to Birdsville Pub, followed by a late afternoon awards BBQ and entertainment.

The Little Red Run

150km, 6 day stage race, 7.30 am Wednesday 2nd July-Monday 7th July 2014

  • 2 marathons and 2 half marathons in 6 days.
  • Starting at Birdsville pub with a lap around Birdsville before heading west to the impressive Big Red sand dune, which will be home for the following 2 nights.
  • Day 1 = 'Birdsville Marathon' - 42.2km (same as Big Red Run)
  • Day 2 = 'Adria Downs Half Marathon' – 21.1km
  • Day 3 = 'Arpilindika Half Marathon' – 21.1km
  • Day 4 = ‘Sprigg Sprint’ 15.4km
  • Day 5 = Marathon 1 “Mohan Marathon” – 42.2km (Same as 1st day 5 Marathon of Big Red Run)
  • Day 6 = 'Birdsville or Bust' - final 8km run to Birdsville Pub, followed by a late afternoon awards BBQ and entertainment.

All runners from Big Red Run and Little Red Run finish the week together in an untimed run to celebrate their weeks achievement.

Big Red Runners and Little Red 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.

You will need to bring your own bag.

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
  • Take a helicopter ride over the desert
  • 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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Big Red Run Big Rock Run Big Trail Run Big Coast Run Big Red Bash Big Burke & Wills Trek Sydney Trail Series VTRF

Latest News

  1. Day 4 Update - the calm before the long run Brendan Byrne 05-Jul-2014
  2. Half way through the 2014 Big Red Run Brendan Byrne 04-Jul-2014
  3. Day 1 Results and more photos Brendan Byrne 03-Jul-2014
  4. Day 1 of Big Red Run 2014 Brendan Byrne 02-Jul-2014
  5. Welcome to Big Red Run and Little Red Run 2014 Brendan Byrne 01-Jul-2014

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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.

    

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