Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run 2022

Community Event

21 May 2022 Annual Event

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.


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


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.

Event Dates

Annual Event

21 May 2022

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Front of the property

Desert Cave Hotel

Coober Pedy

View of Motel

The Underground Motel

Coober Pedy

Windmill and reception

Mud Hut Motel

Coober Pedy

BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort reception

BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort

Coober Pedy

Entrance and Patio to the underground Apartment

Dug Out B&B

Coober Pedy

Reception doors cut into the side of the Hill

Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience Motel

Coober Pedy

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