Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run 2021

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

15 May 2021

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.

The event includes:
– 42.2km marathon
– 21.1km half marathon
– 10km fun run
– 5km dash
– 2.3km kids fun run (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 so much to see and do.


Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Friendly Pet Friendly Public Toilet


2021 entry fees to be confirmed.

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.

Event Times

15 May 2021

Annual Event


Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park

Breakaways Road, Coober Pedy, 5723

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Windmill and reception

Mud Hut Motel

Coober Pedy

Front of the property

Desert Cave Hotel

Coober Pedy

View of Motel

The Underground Motel

Coober Pedy

Superior Queen Room

The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Coober Pedy

Reception Area

Opal Inn Hotel

Coober Pedy

Front of the property

Desert Cave Hotel

Coober Pedy

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