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Australian Outback Marathon 2014

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No need to race, just enjoy the view
Kicking off its 5th year, the Australian Outback Marathon will take place on Saturday 26 July, 2014, hosted by Ayers Rock Resort. And while registrations to participate as a runner have just closed, there's still plenty of opportunity to enjoy the thrill of this bush run in much kinder circumstances (that is, as a spectator.)

Set amongst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world, a record number of entrants from over 20 countries will pound the red dust with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

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Kicking off on July 26, the Outback Marathon will see a record number of participants.

With participation increasing annually, since the first event was held in 2010, the Australian Outback Marathon is the destination marathon race, quickly cementing its place as a major highlight on the Australian running calendar.

Race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, designed the event five years ago to be enjoyed by runners of all abilities, offering a full marathon, half marathon and two fun runs.
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With only 10 per cent of the course plotted on sealed roads, most of the race course is set amongst trails and bush tracks.

"We are delighted to once again partner with race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, in support of the Australian Outback Marathon as it positively promotes healthy living and engages interest and participation from the local Indigenous communities," said Voyages executive general manager, sales marketing and distribution, Ray Stone.

"The event is growing year-on-year with a record number of entrants already registered to run from over 20 countries, which is very positive," says Stone.

With the combined support of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Travelling Fit, students from the local Pipalyatjara Anangu, Ernabella Anangu and Amata Schools are encouraged to partake in the event with annual sponsorship. This year, 66 places have been allocated to students from these local schools to participate in the fun run event.

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This year's marathon wil have a recod number of participants from over 20 countries.

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Why? Experience this bush run with a stunning backdrop
When: July 26, 2014
Where: Ayers Rock Resort
Cost: Multi-night accommodation packages vary $957- $2974
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