5km – Tele-Monster.

This event is considered a family fun run and will be a short loop away from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, merging on to the last 2.5km of the Iconic Larapinta Trail and heading back in

5km Family Fun Run

5km Family Fun Run

with competitors from other longer events.

The course is relatively flat, some fire trial and single track. Normal running shoes are OK for this run if you don’t have dedicated trail shoes. You will integrate the last 2.5km onto the Larapinta Trail and could be amongst runners coming in from any one of the other events, 231km, 128km, 65km or 25km races. Enjoy the moment!

No prizes are issued for this event as we value participation. There will be a number of random spot prizes handed out at the conclusion to attendees at the presentations.


ABC LogoABC are the proud supporters of the 5km Tele Monster. ABC are our broadcast partner for the West Macs Monster Trail Running Festival. ABC will provide lead up media exposure and coverage, nationally during the event. Keep an ear to ABC local Radio 783 on the AM band, or ABC news services during the event weekend for updates.



5km Briefing: Will occur just prior to the start, at the start/finish line

5km Start: Sunday May 21st 2023, 4pm from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station

5km Cut-off: Sunday May 21st 2023, 6pm


5km Tele-Monster Course Map









5km Tele Monster GPX (Download file then unzip file before trying to open it on your device)

KML Download


Registrations Open: 1st October 2022

Online Registrations Close: Midnight Friday April 12th, 2023

Registrations are available on the day at the Start/Finish Line

No Personalised bibs are issued for this event, but an event bib will be spupplied at the Start Line Registration


Individual Normal Entry (October 1st 2022 – April 30th, 2022) – $20

Junior Individual Entry 16yrs and under (October 1st 2022 – April 30th, 2022) – $5


  • Participants, if under 18 years of age have parental consent to compete
  • Junior category is 16 years of age and under
  • Participants 12 years and under must run and remain with a responsible adult


In  May, the average daytime temperature is 23 degrees with overnight lows around 7 degrees. There is approximately 11 hours of daylight and a low chance of rainfall. Generally, people find that due to the low humidity of the dry desert air, they need to drink more fluids than usual.