Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Boundless beauty, breathless exuberance, day-old friendships that will last for years and the unspoilt grandeur of a landscape that transcends time… This is an extraordinary run that should be on every bucket list.
“Run Larapinta is more than a race, it’s an adventure, an opportunity for self-discovery in an iconic landscape of open plains, red rocks and blue skies.” Marion (2016 participant)
WHEN: August 2022.
WHERE: Larapinta Trail in the MacDonnell Ranges; Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
WHO: Runners and trail runners worldwide are welcome; from the recreational to the elite. Friends and family members are encouraged to join you so they can share this incredible experience.
LOGISTICS: In true Rapid Ascent style, we arrange all the race logistics for you, so at the end of each day’s running you can kick back and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Red Centre.
HOW: Entries NOW OPEN
WHAT: Two course distance options…
The Malbunka (long course)
20km – 45km stages
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
The Namatjira (short course)
11km – 30km stages
Stage 1: 11km around Alice Springs to the Old Telegraph Station
Stage 2: 18km from The Old Hamilton Downs Station to Standley Chasm
Stage 3: 22km from Glen Helen to Ormiston Gorge via Ormiston Pound
Stage 4: 30km from Redbank Gorge to and Glen Helen