Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run 2022

May 21, 2022 to May 21, 2022
Coober Pedy

About Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run 2022

The Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and fun run, is an outback running experience like no other.

Held in the spectacular Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, near Coober Pedy, South Australia, the race starts at the main lookout, Kanku Pulka.

Competitors will travel down from the escarpment, through the spectacular coloured hills of the breakaways country, onto the moon plain, and alongside the dingo fence.

Then back to the finish line via the Angkata (Bearded Dragon) lookout.

The event includes:
– 42.2km marathon
– 21.1km halfie
– 10km out n back
– 5km dash
– 2.3km kids mini bolt (under 12s)

Bikes, dogs, and prams are allowed.

Supporters and family members can watch race progress from the start/finish hub, view the exhibits, enjoy the free National Reconciliation Week barbecue and soak up the atmosphere of this special place.

It’s more than just a race. Competitors can stay in iconic Coober Pedy for a few days and extend their running experience into a short holiday.

With opportunities to get underground, noodle for some opals, take a mine tour and check out some art, there is much to see and do.

May 21, 2022 | from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Entry Fees

up to $ 70

2022 entry fees information is available on our website. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the running community, outback kids will be provided with free or discounted entries, depending on the distance that they enter. The Kids U12 fun run will remain free in 2021.


  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Broadband Internet Access

Event Location

Breakaways Road
Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723