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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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Run like an emu!

Last week I spent time in the Breakaways taking some photos and making some aerial footage. It was a lot of fun and I got a bit of unplanned exercise running up and down the road with a drone swooping

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Couch to 5km running

I took up running in my forties. I was a late starter. To be honest, I’d never really liked running at all and I had no idea where to start. I just wanted to get a little bit fitter. A

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New teams’ event creating a buzz

The new teams’ event in this year’s marathon and fun run seem to be creating a real buzz. With a perpetual trophy and bragging rights up for grabs, the word around town is that competition will be fierce. Will the winning

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Hello from the event coordinator

Hi. My name is Alison Fenton and this year I’m very excited to be the event coordinator and run director of the Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon. I’m working closely with Chevahn, Joel and Shontelle, the team who managed last year’s event.

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