Run Larapinta, Australia

Location: Alice Springs, Australia   
Distance: 132 kms in total, over 4 days 
Dates: 27th -30th August, 2015 
www.rapidascent.com.au/runlarapinta 

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectaular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory. 

The Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s most magnificent walking trails and trekking experiences as it traverses an iconic 223km route from the Historic Telegraph Station at Alice Springs to the lofty summit of Mt Sonder in the MacDonnell Ranges. 

The trail is quickly emerging as one of Australia’s most popular and renowned treks and is gaining more and more recognition internationally, with travellers coming from overseas to experience one of Central Australia’s most unique and spectacular attractions. 

As good as the trail is for multi-day hiking, it is even better for trail running with endless kilometres of single track stretching through an incredible landscape. The trail infrastructure allows for great running with a well-trodden route through the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges that is not too technical underfoot, includes ample trail signage, water tanks, emergency access points and endless views from start to finish. 

This multi stage event is comprised of the following days: 

Stage 1: 19km around Alice Springs to the Old Telegraph Station
Stage 2: 39km from Simpson’s Gap to Standley Chasm 
Stage 3: 29km from Ochre Pits to Ormiston Gorge 
Stage 4: 45km from Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder and Glen Helen 

Infinite, flowing single track, an endless horizon, rocky mountain ridgelines rich, earthy colours and unspoilt beauty... your beating heart, lungs full of life and a body bursting with energy as you pass through a silent wonderland... warm, still days and cool, peaceful nights with eternal stars silence. complete and utter silence.