231 km Sonder Monster

The ultimate adventure...

128 km Ellery Monster

You know you want to...

65 km Standley Monster

What's stopping you...?

25 km Simpsons Monster

Best entry to the trails...

5km Tele Monster

Family chaos fun run...so good!

Larapinta Trail

West Macs Monster

Race Your Favourite Distance 231km, 128km, 65km, 25km or 5km

***Please note, this website is being upgraded for the 2020 event and some information contained within it may not be perfectly accurate – just yet…***

West Macs Monster is the most exciting event on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia.

The iconic Larapinta Trail, in the West McDonnell Ranges in Australia’s Red Centre is definitely a bucket list hiking destination for thousands of people around the world each year. Now ultra runners will have the opportunity to test themselves on 231km of spectacular single track in a full length end to end, supported, non-stop ultra race event being organised by the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club (ASRWC)

A new end to end record was set at the 2019 event by Perth runner Shane Johnstone. An amazing time of 40 hours 55 minutes and 18 seconds blitzed the previous record by nearly 19 hours. 

The event is on May 22nd, 23rd & 24th May, 2020.

As well as the full length 231km ultra, there will be options for people with lesser running goals of trail Ultra Marathons of 128km from Ellery Creek or a 65km from Standley Chasm.

The most popular and fun event is on the fantastic Section 1, running a 25km distance from Simpsons Gap and finally a family orientated fun run of around 5km at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. All events finish on the Sunday at the Historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station in a massive festival environment with food, music and entertainment. 

Distances/Events

231 km Sonder Monster

128 km Ellery Monster
65 km Standley Monster
25 km Simpsons Monster
5 km Tele Monster

Pick Your Distance

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231 km Sonder Monster

Solo 231 km; or
Teams of 2 or 4
66 Hour Cut-off
All 12 stages of the iconic Larapinta Trail
Course paper maps provided
Fully supported
Aid Stations (Manned and un-manned)
Medical teams on track
GPX & KML Files
Mandatory Gear
On Course Medical Check
Pacer/Buddy Runner options
Drop Bags

128 KM Ellery Monster

Solo 128 km; or
Teams of 2 or 4
50 Hour Cut-off
Stages 8 to 1 of the iconic Larapinta Trail
Course paper maps provided
Fully supported
Aid Stations (Manned and un-manned)
Medical teams on track
GPX & KML Files
Mandatory Gear
On Course Medical Check
Pacer/Buddy Runner options
Drop Bags

65 km Standley Monster

Solo 65 km or;
Teams of up to 3 people
Paper Course Maps provided
GPX & KML Files
Mandatory Gear
Manned Aid Stations
Manned and un-manned water points
On Course Medical Support
Drop Bags

25 km Simpsons Monster

Solo 25 km
Introduction to Trails
Generous Cut-off
Course Maps
GPX & KML Files
Mandatory Gear List
Un-manned water point
Generous Cut-off times
On Course Medical Support

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