DID YOU KNOW? Over 130,000 Australians have Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is the most common chronic disease in children, and is more common than cancer and cystic fibrosis.
DID YOU KNOW? People with Type 1 diabetes face many serious long term health complications.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong incurable disease, and without daily insulin injections people with Type 1 diabetes would die.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of Type 1 diabetes is estimated to be $600m per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 275 people a day are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? Nearly 1 million Australians have Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of diabetes is nearly $7billion per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 60% of people with Type 2 diabetes can overcome it with fitness and healthy lifestyle.

The Event Ambassador

The legendary Pat Farmer will be the event patron. Pat holds the record as fastest person across the Simpson , and has recently completed the greatest run in history from The North Pole to the South Pole. Pat will speak during the event, as well as run with some of the highest fundraisers.

Link to Pat farmers website.


Big Red Concert

One of Australia’s best-loved musicians, John Williamson's impressive career spans more than 40 years. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. He has been inducted into the prestigious ARIA Hall of Fame, secured 3 ARIA Awards, 24 Golden Guitars, Platinum and Gold albums and over 4 million album sales. In 2012, Williamson released his first all-original album in almost four years, The Big Red. He will perform a concert atop ‘Big Red’ itself on 8 July 2013 as part of the Big Red Run: www.johnwilliamson.com.au


Genuine Outback experience

Enjoy the Australian outback first hand as you make your way through the stunning landscapes of the Simpson Desert and immerse yourself in nature/the great outdoors.


Join the race for a cure

Raise money for a worthwhile cause whilst having a great time.


Explore together

Meet and travel with fellow runners from across the globe. During the days explore previously unchartered routes across the expansive Australian outback. After a day’s adventure, you can look forward to kicking back under the stars and enjoy the camaraderie and atmosphere in camp.