West Macs Monster Trail Running Festival

Sporting Events

19 May 2023 to 21 May 2023 Annual Event

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

The iconic Larapinta Trail, in the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park 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 up to 231km of spectacular single track in a full length end to end, non-stop ultra race event being organised by the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club Inc (ASRWC).

You can tackle the full 231km Non-Stop Sonder Monster. 128km Ellery Monster, the 65km Standley Monster or a casual 25km of delightful single track in the Simpsons Monster.

Staggered starts for all events exist over 3 days of non-stop, continuous racing where all competitors finish on the Sunday, in a festival at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Experience an incredible connection to country as you absorb the extraordinary vistas in the amazing West MacDonnell National Park.

Take on the trail and take on your mind as you join an awesome field of runners tackling, arguably, Australia’s most rugged single track in a fully supported race.


Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

Event Dates

Annual Event

19 May 2023 to 21 May 2023

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Alice Springs YHA

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Desert Palms pool

Desert Palms Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Views of MacDonnell Ranges

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Aerial view looking down at Vatu Sanctuary

Vatu Sanctuary

Braitling, Alice Springs

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