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Aug 17

Run Larapinta Stage Race

  • Australia (AUS)

  • Off-Road Running
  • Solo
  • One-Day
  • Multi-Day
Event Length/Duration: 4 days
Location: Larapinta Trail in the MacDonnell Ranges; Alice Springs, NT
Website: rapidascent.com.au/runlarapinta/

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory.

Boundless beauty, breathless exuberance, day-old friendships that will last for years and the unspoilt grandeur of a landscape that transcends time… this is an extraordinary run that should be on every bucket list.

"The scenery is unlike anything else and pushes you through some challenging terrain. Would recommend this event to all trail runners!" - Caitlin Campbell (2017 participant) 

Run one stage or run them all
Run Larapinta is achievable for most runners / active people who are willing to put in some preparation beforehand and who have the determination to finish what they started amidst a spectacular landscape. 

WHEN: Friday 17th - Monday 20th August 2018

WHERE: Larapinta Trail in the MacDonnell Ranges; Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

WHO: Runners and trail runners worldwide are welcome; from the recreational to the elite. You don't need to be fast but you do need to be determined and with long and short course options anyone can complete it.

LOGISTICS: You book your own accommodation and we arrange all the other race logistics for you, so at the end of each day's running you can kick back around the hotel pool and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Red Centre.

HOW: Entries are NOW OPEN! Click here to enter.

WHAT: Two course distance options as listed below:


The Malbunka (long course)*
20km - 45km stages
Stage 1: 19.5km around Alice Springs to the Old Telegraph Station
Stage 2: 41km from Simpson’s Gap to Standley Chasm
Stage 3: 30.5km from Ochre Pits to Ormiston Gorge
Stage 4: 45km from Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder and Glen Helen

The Namatjira (shorter course)
11km - 30km stages
Stage 1: 11km around Alice Springs to the Old Telegraph Station
Stage 2: 20km from The Old Hamilton Downs Station to Standley Chasm
Stage 3: 22km from Glen Helen to Ormiston Gorge via Ormiston Pound
Stage 4: 30km from Redbank Gorge to and Glen Helen


*Please note, the Malbunka course has a minimum entry requirement, and is aimed at trail runners. Walking the entire course each day will NOT meet the cut-offs.

Latest Race Report

Records Fall at Run Larapinta Stage Race
Four huge days of trail running over challenging terrain and through incredible scenery have come to an end with records broken and Read More

Latest News Article

Run Larapinta Returns for an Unforgettable Running Experience
The Run Larapinta Stage Race is returning to Alice Springs for four days of trail running along the most spectacular sections of the Read More

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