Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, is Australia’s third-largest Island and one of the world’s great nature-based destinations.
The Kangaroo Island Marathon Running Festival offers participants the opportunity to explore the island with full marathon, half marathon and 10km run options.
The marathon course route is located in the heart of Flinders Chase National Park, a protected area located at the west end of Kangaroo Island. This is a sanctuary for endangered species and a reserve for a range of flora and fauna.
Runners are inspired by post-bushfire regeneration, undulating roads and trails, an exposed coastal section with views to the powerful Southern Ocean, historic landmarks such as Cape de Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch, and a new zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.
The half marathon and 10K course are traditional ‘out and back’ routes that travel along Cape de Couedic Road, encouraging a spirit of camaraderie amongst runners as they pass by each other in opposite directions.
This is more than a race – it’s a completely unique outdoor adventure.