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 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, 65km or 25km races. Enjoy the moment!
5km Briefing: Will occur just prior to the start, at the start/finish line
5km Start: Sunday May 24th, 4pm from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station
5km Cut-off: Sunday May 24th, 6pm
Registrations Open: 1st October 2019
Registrations Close: For official West Macs Monster Race Bib, April 30th , 2020
Individual Normal Entry (October 1st 2019 – April 30th, 2020) – $20
Junior Individual Entry 16yrs and under (October 1st 2019 – April 30th, 2020) – $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.