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.


Included in your registration fee you will receive the following.

Big Red Experience

  • A unique Australian outback experience and memories that will last a lifetime
  • A safe and exciting event mainly on untracked parts of the famous Simpson desert
  • A chance to share a week of socialising with other runners from across the globe
  • An opportunity to make a difference for those living with diabetes through your fundraising efforts
  • Entry to a one-off John Williamson “Big Red” sunset concert
  • Your chance to meet and run with Pat Farmer our event ambassador
  • Nightly 8 *4 metre event cinema for viewing of all of the days event action
  • Pre and Post event dinners
  • Exciting awards presentation

Complimentary Merchandise

  • Long sleeve and short sleeved event t-shirts and hat
  • Water and sports drink throughout the event
  • All of your event photos on DVD
  • Memento book
  • A complimentary copy of John Williamson’s latest album “Big Red”
  • High quality finishers medals and trophies

Event Inclusions

  • Water and sports drink throughout the event
  • Your gear transported between campsites, so no need to carry a heavy pack when you run
  • Tent accommodation throughout the week in the desert and at Birdsville Caravan Park pre and post event
  • Full safety backup including event doctors and medivac helicopter
  • GPS tracking of all Big Red Run and Born to Run 100km runners, so your friends can also track you online!


For a full list of entry fee inclusions please click here  

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