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Register for the 2017 Great Kanku – Breakaways Marathon

Register now for the Great Kanku – Breakaways Marathon.  The registration form is available here. Every participant will get a goodie bag to take home and there are over $5000 is prizes and cash to be won. You can be as competitive

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Kim Houghton’s Write Up on GBM 2015

Great Breakaways Marathon Have you noticed that to do well you need to pick your event?  I’ve noticed that if I’m reasonably ‘race ready’ and doing consistent times, where I place depends on who’s there on the day.  Which is

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Marathon winner’s article on the event

  Image courtesy of Chris Warrior

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Children’s Marathon

Children’s 2.2km Marathon The children’s 2.2km marathon will be run from the oval, around a portion of the triangle. Children 15 & under can enter the event for free. Participants can walk or run. Prizes are as follows: Male 1st          

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1st Prize Running 42km (Male & Female)

Some really exciting news – in 2015 for our inaugural marathon Unique Opal & Diamond Manufacturers will be hand-crafting solid silver medallions with a Coober Pedy opal in the centre for the 1st prize of the 42km run (women’s &

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Change of Date for the Marathon to 16 May 2015

Originally when we set the date (23 May 2015) there were no other similar events on that weekend. Since promotions have begun we have become aware of the fact that the Barossa Marathon is now on the same weekend (24

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Great Breakaways Marathon finalist in SA Regional Awards

The GREAT Breakaways Marathon, formerly the GREAT Breakaways Bolt, is receiving recognition as an excellent event with lots of potential by becoming a finalist in the South Australian Regional Awards in the Sporting category. Coober Pedy was recognised throughout the

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Event Website Launched!

Check out our new website for the Great Breakaways Marathon and let us know what you think on our Facebook page.

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Exciting changes to the Great Breakaways Bolt including a name change

The GREAT Breakaways Marathon (previously the ‘Bolt’) has huge potential for bringing visitors to our unique town. To help this event reach its potential we are making a few changes, including extending the track to a marathon length of 42k

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2014 Great Breakaways Bolt

The ‘Bolt’ is a testament to the community spirit that is still alive today. There was doubt this day would happen with only 14 people registered the day before forms were due. The Bolt Committee are still deciding where the

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