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Big Red Run

27-Jun-2018 Birdsville / Simpson Desert, QLD, Australia

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Trail Race Race Terrain
250KM / 155Miles
6 Days

Alternate Distances: 150KM/93M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Intermediate  

Why Should I Do Big Red Run?

If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, then register now for an event that will tick all the boxes!

  • Explore and challenge your physical and mental limits over the course of a week.

  • Share amazing and life changing experiences with a like-minded group of runners.

  • Have an outback adventure camping under the stars, and swapping tales around the camp fire each night.

  • Run on and experience stunning red desert landscapes under the big blue outback sky.

  • Hear stories from inspirational people.

  • Take a helicopter ride over the desert.

  • Experience an atmosphere of camaraderie where all runners support each other and develop new friendships.

  • Have an internet free week.

  • Feel good about raising funds for a very worthwhile cause.

  • Celebrate personal victory against the Simpson Desert at the iconic Birdsville pub

It is definitely worth putting Big Red Run on your race calendar!

Read Ian Corless' review of the 2016 edition HERE.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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