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Australian Outback Marathon

Diamond Package - 5 days / 4 nights
With Accommodation - Starting from $1425 per person
Without Accommodation - Starting from $1115 per person

The Diamond Package is the perfect way to experience the Australian Outback Marathon whilst still allowing you to choose those only those optional tours that interest you.

The Australian Outback Marathon is becoming a featured event in the world of Marathon running - come and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.

Packages include:

  • Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (or shorter event)
  • Return airport transfer between Connellan (Ayers Rock) Airport and your hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights (accommodation packages only)
  • Breakfast daily (accommodation packages only)
  • Welcoming poolside hosted function (Thursday 24th July)
  • Carbo Load Dinner (Friday 25th July)
  • Celebration Dinner (Sunday 27th July)
  • Other Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Race Day transfers
  • Finishers Medal and certificate
  • All race photography (including finishing line photo's and video)
  • All inclusive Tours/Sightseeing/Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Limited edition Australian Outback Marathon Coolmax ™ running top (if booked prior to 16th May 2014)
  • Hosted training run (Thursday 24th July)
  • Sunday morning Yoga stretch class
  • Ayers Rock Resort backpack
  • Travelling Fit representatives on site
  • Discounted rates on all Professional Helicopter Services tours

 

Note:

  • Breakfast is included on Friday 25th July on the "No Accommodation" package
  • If you choose to stay at the Ayers Rock Campground your notifications and pick-up points will be at the Outback Pioneer Hotel

Your Diamond Itinerary


  • Thursday 24th July 2014
    • Today is your arrival day at Yulara and the Ayers Rock Resort. You will be met at the airport by a member of the Australian Outback Marathon team and escorted to your hotel on one of the complimentary Airport Shuttles which will drop you off right at the door of your hotel.

      Once you arrive you will be guided to our dedicated check-in area where you will get your room key as well as your race registration pack that will contain, amongst other things, your race bib and exclusive Australian Outback Marathon Coolmax running top.

      Depending on when you arrive, there is plenty of time to relax by the pool, explore the resort or simply head to the Town Square for a bite to eat and a little souvenir shopping.

      At 4:00pm we will gather at the reception area of the Outback Pioneer Hotel for a hosted training run which is your first opportunity to sample the “red earth” of Central Australia. The run will be fully guided and will last for approximately 45 minutes; just enough time to shake the cobwebs from your legs.

      At 6:00pm we will all gather together for the first of your Australian Outback Marathon dining experiences; our exclusive “Sails Poolside” welcome dinner. Set outdoors this is a great way to relax and mingle with your fellow competitors who will be sharing your Australian Outback Marathon experience with you.

      Included Meals:

      Dinner

  • Friday 25th July 2014
    • You will be up before dawn today and escorted on a private coach departing from your hotel at 6:25am to see one of the many wonders of the area; the sunrise over Uluru. A breakfast box is included and you will also get a souvenir backpack to carry your belongings so there will be no need to bring along an extra bag.

      Once you have witnessed the sunrise you will start your self-guided tour of the base of Uluru, allowing you to see “up close and personal” what makes this such a special and spiritual place. If you don’t want to walk all the way round, fear not as your private coach will pick you up at the 6.5km viewing area and take you to the Cultural Centre. The full circuit of Uluru is just less than 10km. Tea and Coffee will also be available.

      On the way back to the resort a visit to the Indigenous Cultural Centre is a must and this is your next stop. There is plenty of time to learn more about the local culture and the Anangu people, the traditional owners of the land. The tour returns to your hotel at around 1:00pm but if you wish to leave earlier we will also have coaches departing from the Cultural Centre throughout the morning.

      Note: your 3 day Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park entry pass is included in the tour. This will be given to you on the bus for the Uluru Sunrise Tour but we are not able to provide you with your pass earlier.

      At 4:00pm there will be the opportunity to purchase your very own limited edition Australian Outback Marathon merchandise and you will also be able to change your chosen event, should you wish to. Both of these activities will take place beside the Amphitheatre near the Sails in the Desert Hotel, followed by the Australian Outback Marathon Opening Ceremony and Race Briefing starting at 5:00pm.

      Note: the Opening Ceremony and Race Briefing are mandatory as there will be a safety briefing at this time and it is also our last opportunity to pass along any additional information prior to the race itself.
      At 6:00pm the traditional Carbo Load dinner will commence where you will get plenty of opportunity to mingle with your fellow competitors and also to fully “carbo load” should you wish to.

      Included Meals:

      • Breakfast
      Dinner

       

  • Saturday 26th July 2014
    • TODAY IS THE DAY!

      You will need to get up bright and early today but for those with a healthy appetite a full breakfast will be served from 5:00am at your hotel (not included on the "no accommodation" package). Our private fleet of coaches will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at 6:45am to take you to the race start so please don’t be late!

      Note: it can get very cold in the mornings in the Australian Outback so please be sure to bring something warm to wear prior to the race start.

      Sunrise is approximately 7:30am and this is another excellent opportunity to see the first rays of the sun splash across the mighty Uluru which forms the back-drop of the start/finish area. Toilets will be provided for those needing to quell those last minute nerves and at 7:45am the Australian Outback Marathon (and Half-Marathon) will begin. For those participating in the 11km Fun Run and the 6km Fun Run, your start time will be 8:00am.

      There will be plenty of tables and chairs at the start/finish area and we will also be providing fruit, an assortment of sandwiches, muffins and drinks as well as delicious hot soup for you once you have completed the race. All competitors are encouraged to stay and cheer in your fellow runners but for those that wish to leave once your race has been completed there will be a shuttle bus circulating all day between the finishing area and the resort. You may want to head on back, have a shower and then return to the finishing line to cheer on the last runners as they complete their journey.

      Saturday Evening Optional Tours

      - If you have booked the Sunset Camel Ride you will be collected from your hotel at 4:50pm
       - If you have booked the Uluru Sunset Tour you will be collected from your hotel at 5:15pm
       - Afternoon or Sunset Helicopter Ride with Professional Helicopter Services (must be booked in advance)

      Please make sure you are in the reception area of your hotel at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for all tours and activities.

      In the evening all the runners are encouraged to head on over to the Outback Pioneer Hotel pub for an informal get together, a few drinks and some dancing. This is a great way to end your day (food and drinks at own expense).

      Included Meals:

      Breakfast (full accommodation package only)
      Brunch/Lunch at the Race Start/Finish

  • Sunday 27th July 2014
    • After a leisurely breakfast (not included on the "no accommodation" package) you are invited to join your fellow competitors at 9:00am around the swimming pool at Sails in the Desert for a relaxing Yoga session with our fully qualified instructor. This is a great way to take any unwanted aches and pains out of your legs and it is also a fun way to wind down.

      OPTIONAL TOURS

      There are five optional daytime tours available to you should you wish to take advantage of them (at own expense);

       - Uluru Sunrise Tour
       - Sunrise Camel Tour
       - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) “Valley of the Winds” Walk (a great opportunity to make the most of your 3 day park pass!)
       - Uluru and Kata Tjuta Helicopter Flight
       - Kings Canyon Day Tour

      Please see end of Itinerary for detailed explanations of optional tours

      Please make sure you are in the reception area of your hotel at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for the tour.

      Should you decide to relax at the resort the day is free for you do explore on your own or alternatively simply rest and relax by the pool.

      This evening will be one of the highlights of your trip, the Australian Outback Marathon Celebration Dinner. Based on the multi-award winning Sounds of Silence dinner this is an evening not to be missed. The Sounds of Silence experience now forms part of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame and you will certainly understand why. With a fully hosted multi-course meal, an excellent wine list, an on-site star talker, a marathon slide-show and closing presentations you will remember the Celebration Dinner long after the aches and pains have gone. Buses will depart from your hotel at 4:40pm and return at approximately 10:00pm.

      Note: Please do not be late for the departure as we are unable to hold the coaches for you if you are not there.

      Included Meals:

      Breakfast (not included on the "no accommodation" package)
      Celebration Dinner

  • Monday 28th July 2014
    • Monday Morning Optional Tour

       - Sunrise Helicopter Ride with Professional Helicopter Services (must be booked in advance)

      Today your regular tour ends. After breakfast (not included on the "no accommodation" package) you check out of your hotel to begin your journey homewards (with a complimentary airport transfer).

      Included Meals:

      Breakfast (not included on the "no accommodation" package)

      Note that your transfer to the airport will leave the reception area of your hotel 2 hours prior to your flight – please refer to the signs in reception for more details.

  • OPTIONAL TOURS - Saturday 26th July 2014
    • Uluru Sunset Tour - $55

      This is a great opportunity to make the most of your 3 day park pass!

      Our exclusive coach will depart from your hotel at 5:20pm to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy complimentary canapés and sparkling wine as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous.

      The coach will return to your hotel at approximately 7:20pm.

      IMPORTANT: Don’t forget your park pass and your camera!

       

      Sunset Camel Ride - $125

      Begin your peaceful 1 hour camel ride over the big red sand dunes at sunrise or sunset. A ride through this spectacular desert region brings you closer to nature and offers great views of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park World Heritage Area.

      Skilled guides will describe the flora and fauna along the trail. A refreshing glass of sparkling wine or beer and tasty snacks wait at the end of the trail.

      The tour departs from your hotel at 4:50pm and returns at 7:20pm (times are approximate).

       - Children under 5 years are NOT permitted to ride camels.
       - Please advise if any guest travelling weighs more than 100kg.
       - Places are extremely limited and are allocated on a first come/first served basis.

       

      Professional Helicopter Services

      Professional Helicopter Services are offering Discounted Rates for All Australian Outback Marathon Participants

      Your choice of three amazing flights, all at a discounted rate when booked in advance.

       - 15 Min Flight over Uluru - $130 (save $15)
       - 30 Min Uluru and Kata Tjuta Flight - $245 (save $30)
       - 36 Min Grand View Tour - $280 (save $30)

      Make sure you see it all while you are here on this once in a lifetime trip by combining the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one unforgettable flight. Professional Helicopter Services will pick you up from your hotel, driven to the Helicopter base and taken on a 30 minute aerial tour.

      These tours can be booked at any time prior to your arrival at Ayers Rock Resort.

      Note: Bookings are essential so as to ensure you get the departure time that suits you.

  • OPTIONAL TOURS - Sunday 27th July 2014
    • Uluru Sunrise Tour - $55

      This is a great opportunity to make the most of your 3 day park pass!

      Today you’ll be up early to drive to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku – the Uluru sunrise viewing area. During the journey your experienced Driver Guide will share some history on the numerous sacred sites that you’ll pass along the way. These stories form part of what is known to the local Anangu people as Tjukurpa – the foundation of Anangu life and culture.

      Once at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku you’ll be served a morning tea of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and an assortment of sweet biscuits while you begin to familiarise yourself with the beautiful surroundings. You can just relax and take a seat or wander around the viewing area in search of your own personal place to watch the sunrise. The tour departs from your hotel at 6:30am and returns at 9:00am (times are approximate).

      IMPORTANT: Don’t forget your park pass and your camera!

       

      Sunrise Camel Ride - $125

      Breathe in the cool morning air as you ride your friendly camel for one hour through the desert landscape as dawn breaks over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch the desert come to life and learn about the flora and fauna along the trail from your knowledgeable cameleer.

      After the ride enjoy our freshly baked beer bread damper with quandong jam and a cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee. Take some time to explore the camel museum and gift shop before we return you to your hotel. The tour departs from your hotel at 6:30am and returns at 9:00am (times are approximate).

       - Children under 5 years are NOT permitted to ride camels.
       - Please advise if any guest travelling weighs more than 100kg.
       - Places are extremely limited and are allocated on a first come/first served basis.

       

      Kata Tjuta “Valley of the Winds” Walk - $50 *

      This is a great opportunity to make the most of your 3 day park pass!

      You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:30am for your tour to Kata Tjuta where your driver/guide will explain the geological history of these giant domes. Your driver/guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour moderate (at times strenuous) walk in the valley between the massive red conglomerate rocks. Marvel at the unique flora and fauna that has survived in this harsh environment.

      When you reach the Valley of the Winds Lookout, take some time to gaze out over the central valley of Kata Tjuta. Comfortable walking/hiking shoes are recommended and please take plenty of water with you and cover up with a hat and sunscreen. The coach will return to your hotel at approximately 3:30pm – 4:00pm.

      IMPORTANT: Don’t forget your park pass and your camera!

      * Lunch is not included on this tour so all guests are encouraged to purchase refreshments and additional water at the town square prior to the tour commencing.

       

      Kings Canyon Day Tour - $230

      Few are prepared for their experience of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, explored on this exciting tour. The magnificent Kings Canyon’s rugged rock formation, home to a wide variety of life, looms into the clear desert sky.

      For those with a good level of fitness the self-guided rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon (taking up to 3 hours) will be rewarded with marvellous views. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk.

      The tour departs from your hotel at 4:00am and you will be provided with a packed breakfast for your trip. Lunch will be served at Kings Creek Station after your walk memorable Kings Canyon walk. You will then return to Ayers Rock Resort arriving at approximately 3:30pm in time for the Australian Outback Marathon Celebration Dinner in the evening.

      Please note the early start

       

      Professional Helicopter Services

      Professional Helicopter Services are offering Discounted Rates for All Australian Outback Marathon Participants

      Your choice of three amazing flights, all at a discounted rate when booked in advance.

       - 15 Min Flight over Uluru - $130 (save $15)
       - 30 Min Uluru and Kata Tjuta Flight - $245 (save $30)
       - 36 Min Grand View Tour - $280 (save $30)

      Make sure you see it all while you are here on this once in a lifetime trip by combining the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one unforgettable flight. Professional Helicopter Services will pick you up from your hotel, driven to the Helicopter base and taken on a 30 minute aerial tour.

      These tours can be booked at any time prior to your arrival at Ayers Rock Resort.

      Note: Bookings are essential so as to ensure you get the departure time that suits you.

  • OPTIONAL TOUR - Monday 28th July 2014
    • Professional Helicopter Services

      Professional Helicopter Services are offering Discounted Rates for All Australian Outback Marathon Participants

      Your choice of three amazing flights, all at a discounted rate when booked in advance.

       - 15 Min Flight over Uluru - $130 (save $15)
       - 30 Min Uluru and Kata Tjuta Flight - $245 (save $30)
       - 36 Min Grand View Tour - $280 (save $30)

      Make sure you see it all while you are here on this once in a lifetime trip by combining the beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one unforgettable flight. Professional Helicopter Services will pick you up from your hotel, driven to the Helicopter base and taken on a 30 minute aerial tour.

      These tours can be booked at any time prior to your arrival at Ayers Rock Resort.

      Note: Bookings are essential so as to ensure you get the departure time that suits you.

      Please remember to check your departure time from the hotel if you wish to book a Helicopter Tour with Professional Helicopter Services for this morning

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