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15-May-2019 Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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520KM / 323Miles
10 Days - 30 Runners

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CONCEPT

THE TRACK Outback Race is a 520 km foot race in 9 stages / 10 days and in Self-Supported. Each competitor must carry a backpack containing the compulsory equipments, food and personal equipments.

The race takes place in the Northern Territory between Alice Springs and Uluru.

The participants must follow the route as marked by the organizers and they have a road book. There are check points located at regular intervals. Every night a bivouac is proposed by the organization.

A technical support and a medical team are present during the event.

Competitors who cannot respect the limit time: the time limit is 10 hours per stage, can stay in the race and they will be classified with their kilometers run during the event.

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THE TRACK Outback Race will takes place in the Northern Territory of Australia, in the Outback, between the town of Alice Springs and the Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park.

The first half of the race will takes place within the West MacDonnells National Park. This very old assembly line extends on several hundred kilometers. The route will run in the direction of Finke Gorge National Park.

For the second half of the race, the runners will go down in direction of the Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park, registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The finish line is at the foot of Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. It stands in the middle of the desert, with its color changing according to its exposure to the sun.

Program of competition:

Stage 1 / Ellery Creek - Serpentine Chalet Dam [30 km - 18,6 miles]
Stage 2 / Serpentine Chalet Dam - Finke River Camp [41 km - 25,5 miles]
Stage 3 / Finke River Camp - Hermannsburg [41 km - 25,5 miles]
Stage 4 / Hermannsburg - Boggy Hole [49 km - 30,4 miles]
Stage 5 / Boggy Hole - Palmer River [59 km - 36,7 miles]
Stage 6 / Palmer River - Ernest Road [58 km - 36 miles]
Stage 7 / Ernest Road - Angas Downs [64 km - 39,8 miles]
Stage 8 / Angas Downs - Mount Conner [53 km - 32,9 miles]
Stage 9 / Mount Conner - Uluru [127 km - 78,9 miles]
Total: [522 km - 324,3 miles]

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LOLLIER JEROME

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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.

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