Margaret River Ultra Marathon
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon will take runners on a journey through a diverse range of breathtaking landscapes, starting at Hamelin Bay in the south and finishing at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery at Wilyabrup in the north, on 5th May 2018.
The 80km point to point course can be completed by solo runners or relay teams of up to five people who each run a different leg of the route. Along the way the competitors will traverse an incredible range of landscapes including awe-inspiring Karri tree forests, cliff top trails with endless ocean views, white sandy beaches, quaint coastal villages and rolling hinterland terrain.
Runners from across Australia and overseas are expected to travel to Margaret River for this extraordinary event which has been designed as an achievable challenge for all levels, from elites through to trail running newcomers who can divide the 80km distance into a relay with the five different legs varying between 10km and 20km.
The variety of the terrain, combined with the incredible setting will make it an exceptional experience for all participants.
This is a ‘full service’ event with all the customer service considerations you’d expect from an industry leader, including transport, well stocked checkpoints with food and drinks, a marked and marshalled course and stop off points for spectators and support crews that will allow non-runners to take in the best of the landscape as well.
When: Saturday 5th May 2018
Where: Margaret River, South-West Western Australia
What: An 80 kilometre ultra marathon with two options; Solo 80km or relay team of 2-5 runners doing one (or more) legs each. Provisional leg breakdown:
Leg 1: 10.5km Hamelin Bay to Boranup Campsite
Leg 2: 18km Boranup Campsite to Lake Cave. Total: 28.5km
Leg 3: 19.5km Lake Cave to White Elephant Café, Total: 48km
Leg 4: 14km White Elephant Café to Ellensbrook Homestead. Total: 62km
Leg 5: 18km Ellensbrook Homestead to Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery. Total: 80km