Join us at one of outback Australia’s iconic running and riding events – the Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon, fun run and ride on Saturday 1 June, 2019.

The marathon, starting at the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park main lookout, travels from the escarpment, through the spectacular coloured hills of the breakaway country, onto the moon plain and alongside the dingo fence. Entrants return along the same route, experiencing the landscape from a different perspective.

Spectators can watch the from the lookout, grab a bite to eat and drink, explore the stalls, learn about local artists and participate in an art class at the start and finish hub.

Distances are full (42.2), half (21.1), 10km, 5km and kids 2.4km fun run.


10.00am – all bike events

10.30am – marathon & half marathon

11.00am – 10km including teams

11.30am – 5km

2.00pm – kids’ 2.4km fun run

This year entrants also have the option of registering for a teams event. The winner of the teams’ challenge will receive a perpetual trophy and bragging rights for the next 12 months.

Entrants can choose to run, walk or ride their bikes, depending on which category they enter. Prams and dogs on leads are welcome in the event.

Race features:

– event hub
electronic timing and certificate
– category prizes
– drink stations, lollies and fruit
– first aid
– free reconciliation bbq
– free entry to the park for the day
– free shuttle buses to and from Coober Pedy
– course photography
– free entry to all children 16 years and under
– random prize draw.

Event presentations will be held with the beautiful Kanku-Breakaways as the backdrop.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in the event, please email marathon coordinator, Alison Fenton at Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park or telephone 0455 556 760 during office hours.

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