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Compare the Value of Big Red Run

There are a number of desert stage races that are held in many countries around the world.

Big Red Run, which is now in its 6th year is Australia’s only desert stage race and we welcome you to compare Big Red Run to any similar event elsewhere around the world.

Many similar events will set you back close to double the cost of Big Red Run, and you might therefore think that Big Red Run doesn’t offer what these other race do.

But in fact if you compare Big Red Run to other similar events you will see it offers so much more than many other similar events.

Below is an outline of some of the things that Big Red Run offers, which you will find many others don’t. We invite you to do your own comparisons.

Runner Safety

Runner safety is our number one priority. Of course like other events we have a comprehensive medical team on hand throughout the event, but we go much further to ensure the safest event possible for runners including:

  • All runners carry radios which also allow for 2 way communication between runners and the event base.

  • A dedicated private radio network is installed which covers the 1000 square km course area, ensuring there is fast and reliable communications between all event crew and volunteers at all times.  

  • Satellite phones are a secondary means of communications and will provide a valuable alternative in case of radio network failures
  • Satellite internet is used to look at weather forecasts

Camp Amenities

These are the little things that make life in camp a bit more comfortable and enjoyable

  • Quality portaloos that are cleaned daily.

  • High quality table and chairs

  • Shade shelter near the finish line for spectating.

  • Camp kitchen and basic dish washing facilities.

  • Free device charging

Runners Experience

These things help to add to the overall experience of runners

  • We carry your bags between campsites so you only need to run with a day pack.

  • Your family and friends can attend, spectate and provide moral support.

  • Large movie screen at camp each night for pictures, film and to display the days results.


Value Adds

These are the little extras that you are unlikely to receive at other similar events.

  • Music and big screen at camp to view photos from the day

  • Quality long and short sleeved run shirts, run hat and event buff

  • Lollies available at checkpoints

  • Free access to quality event images and film.

  • Free tickets to the Birdsville Big Red Bash valued at over $400 for those who would like to stay for Australia’s most remote music festival.

We hope that this information gives you an idea of some of the things we offer at Big Red Run, and where we go a little further than other similar events to ensure your safety and maximise your enjoyment!

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