Our Run Larapinta Stage Race

You don’t need to be fast but you do need to be determined.

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 – a life changing experience for anyone who gives it a go! Long course and Short courses available, along with single-stage entry options.

The Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s most spectacular walking trails and trekking experiences as it traverses an iconic 223km route from the Historic Telegraph Station at Alice Springs to the lofty summit of Mt Sonder in the MacDonnell Ranges.

The trail is quickly emerging as one of Australia’s most popular and renowned treks and is gaining more and more recognition internationally, with travellers coming from overseas to experience one of Central Australia’s most unique and spectacular attractions.

The Race Atmosphere

The Run Larapinta is far more a running experience than a race. Yes, you can bench yourself against your compatriots and race for a place, but far more people will be in it for the truly unique experience of running through this timeless ancient landscape.

We’ll all start together, most will stay together at the same hotel and we’ll be terrific friends at the end of it all as the race will build up a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere no matter how many times you stop to take photos along the trail each day.

When: Friday 12 August to Monday 15 August, 2022  –  entry wait list enacted.

Next year dates: Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 August 2023. Race will be based from Alice Springs and move to Glen Helen. Entries will open in ~October 2022)

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

Entries: A waitlist is in place for those still keen to run this year. https://runlarapinta.rapidascent.com.au/event-entry/enter-online/

Who is this for: Trail runners from around Australia (and overseas) – from the recreational to the elite.

Photo credit: https://runlarapinta.rapidascent.com.au/photos/photo-gallery/