Margaret River Ultra Marathon
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon gives you 80 kilometres of magnificent trail running through one of the most breathtaking regions of Australia – the Cape to Cape coastline of south west Western Australia.
Complete the whole course as an individual and you will fulfill an epic journey you will never forget; or gather your mates for a relay team of 2-5 runners and spend some quality time in this much loved part of the world.
Located between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, the region is renowned for its superb wineries, rolling country farmland, pristine beaches, world-class surf breaks, limestone caves and magnificent tall-timber forests. To run though this rich tapestry of natural wonders will be a joy for anyone who enjoys putting one foot in front of the other.
The full 80km end to end course, from the crisp white sands at Hamelin Bay in the south to our finish point at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery in the north, is a sizable (but achievable) challenge for any athlete and caters for the growing population of ultra marathon runners the world over.
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon can also be completed by relay teams of up to 5 runners doing one or more legs each. With legs varying in length between 10km and 20km, the relay team categories put this event within the grasp of just about any runner who wants to experience the thrill of fresh air and scenic trails in Australia’s South West.
This is a ‘full service’ event with all the customer service considerations you’d expect from an industry leader; such as busses to the start for solo runners, well stocked checkpoints, a marked and marshalled course, and stop off points for spectators and support crews that allow them to take in the best of the landscape as well.
Utilising large sections of the famous ‘Cape to Cape’ walking track, the terrain underfoot is not overly technical and includes a range of trail types, from hard packed clay trails to soft sandy beaches with plenty of weaving single track between. It is unfair to call the course ‘flat’ but with a total ascent / descent of ‘just’ 1,700m the course is far from mountainous with long runnable sections that are a sheer delight to pass along.