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2019 Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run

  Sat 1 Jun 2019 at 10:00am to 6:00pm

  Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park
Coober Pedy, South Austraila
View Directions25 minutes north of Coober Pedy

Website :
Contact :
Kanku - Breakaways Co-management Board
Alison Fenton
Phone: 0455556760
Email: afenton@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au




$40 ($50 for late entries) - 42.2km marathon and 21.1km run/walk or ride
$20 ($25 for late entries) - 10km and 5km run/walk or ride
FREE entry for Junior (under 16 yrs) run/walk or ride and 2.4km Children's fun run

Note: your entry fee is used to assist with costs of timing and providing medical assistance during the event.
All entrants who complete their event will receive a participant pack containing merchandise and t'shirt.

Event start times:
10:00am All bike ride events
10:30am 42.2km marathon runners and 21.1km half marathon run/walk
11:00am 10km fun run/walk
11:30am 5km fun run/walk
2:00pm 2.4km Children's fun run

Competitors must check-in on the day at least 30 minutes before their scheduled start time.

Only competitors who have paid entry fees in full will be allowed to compete in the event.


Get an outback running experience like no other. Enter the Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and fun run in the spectacular Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park in South Australia.

Choose from:
• 42.2km marathon
• 21.1km half marathon
• 10km fun run/walk or ride
• 5km fun run/walk or ride
• 2.4km children's fun run (10 and under)

Entries will also be taken on the day (cash payment only). Children older than 10 years can enter the 2.4km fun run but will ineligible for prizes.

This year you can also run as part of a team.

Starting at the main lookout in the park—Kanku Pulka (meaning Big Shelter)— you will run down from the escarpment, through the spectacular coloured hills of the breakaways country, onto the moon plain and alongside the dingo fence. You will return to the lookout along the same route. Each perspective is different and seeing them both in one visit to the park is a fantastic experience.

If your family and friends aren't running with you, they can watch your progress from the lookout, grab a bite to eat and drink, wander around our stalls, learn about local artists and participate in an art class at the start and finish hub. Event presentations including a random prize draw will be held with the beautiful Kanku - Breakaways as the backdrop.

All the tracks used for the event are closed to vehicles and there are aid stations every 2.5km. Free buses leaving Coober Pedy will shuttle competitors and visitors to and from the park.

As part of National Reconciliation Week, the event will bring entrants, local community and visitors together over a free barbeque.

The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park is an Aboriginal owned park, managed by a majority traditional owner co-management board.

Come and explore Coober Pedy and the outback. Enjoy a fantastic community event in a very spiritual place, the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park.