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Helping our young runners

This year we are trying to encourage more young people to give running a try. We want young people to love running too. You can help us grow the sport of running by sponsoring a young local person to take

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Chartered bus service to Coober Pedy – book your seats now

Our thanks to everyone who took part in our chartered bus survey. We are delighted to announce that we have organised a service from Adelaide to Coober Pedy and return for the very reasonable price of $130 per person. The service

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Calling local artists

We are looking for a local artist(s) who can design our trophies, medals and merchandise this year. We want a design that tells the story of the Kanku-Breakaways and its significance to local people. Fill out an expression of interest and

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Potential bus service to event in 2020

Take our survey and tell us whether a chartered coach service would help you to attend our fantastic event in 2020. If we get enough interest, we’ll talk to some of the coach services who regularly visit the Breakaways and

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Exercise track

Welcome to all of our visiting competitors this weekend. If you want to go for a run to stretch your legs after the long drive, there is a 3km or so exercise track  that leaves the carpark area by the

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It’s not all about the running

The Breakaways is a special place for it’s traditional owners and we are privileged to be able to run in it on 1 June. Apart from the spectacular sunset last night, the marathon organisers were treated to another special moment;

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Is running really bad for your knees?

It’s true. Every time you tell someone that you’re a runner, they ask you about your knees. This is a great little article that talks about why knees sometimes take a hit. Spoiler alert: if you train properly, eat healthily

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Prizes

Thanks to our sponsors we have some amazing prizes for the marathon and fun run this year. Prizes like this are due to the incredible support from local Coober Pedy and surrounding businesses. Please keep our sponsors in mind when

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Thinking about entering but not sure what to expect?

You might be still thinking about entering our event, but you’re not really sure. Do it! Not only will you experience the majestic Kanku-Breakaways, but there’s so much to see and do in Coober Pedy. You can make a great

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Getting the best out of your running shoes

Most runners wish their shoes would last a little longer. Sometimes it’s not easy to know when they are ready to be replaced. Keep them too long and you are risking an injury. Replace them too quickly and you are

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