Monday, January 4, 2010

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON July 27,28,29 to Aug 2, 2010
Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K


Contact Corrinne 949-292-0532

The Australian Outback Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km courses will be predominantly off-road, made up of bush trails, access roads and tracks as well as unsealed roads. Only a small amount of the course will be run on sealed roads. The running surface will consist mainly of the famous “red earth” that can be found all over central Australia, and stunning views of Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are waiting for you around almost every corner.
Three itinerary options available with different accommodation choices to fit every budget.
Itinerary 1   7 Days / 6 Nights
Tuesday 27th July to Monday 2nd August 2010


Package Prices from AU $2,997 per person

Day 1 – Arrive in Uluru & Aussie BBQ
After being transferred from Uluru Airport to the Voyages Resort, you will check in to your hotel and have the chance to unwind. There are numerous pools, shops and café’s to explore as well as the views from the several Lookouts to enjoy.

This evening we will treat you to a traditional Australian BBQ at Sails Resort poolside in the evening.

Meals included: Dinner.
Day 2 – The Spirit of Uluru & Welcome Aussie Buffet
Today you will visit the legendary Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a fully hosted tour. With plenty of opportunity to see this amazing Icon of the Australian Outback up close, your camera will be your best friend. Breakfast will be provided and a special souvenir backpack is also included.

The first of your optional training runs is on offer during the afternoon. This evening we will welcome you with a typical “Aussie” buffet, and included on the menu will be some typical Australian dishes such as Crocodile, Emu, Kangaroo and Barramundi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 3 – Valley of the Winds & the Sounds of Silence
After breakfast you will board your private coach and take a tour out into Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park to see the incredible domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s). There you get to walk amongst these ancient formations as part of the Valley of the Winds walk. Lasting up to four hours, the mildly strenuous walk will literally take your breath away. A definite highlight!

Tonight you will be hosted at one of Australian Tourism’s most celebrated events, the Sounds of Silence dinner. At our exclusive outdoor dining setting, you will be treated to canapés and champagne before eating out under the stars. With no pollution, the night sky will appear as you have never seen it before, and with our own “sky talker” to point out the various night-time celestial objects and our very own didgeridoo player, this is a night you will never forget.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 4 – Training Run & Pasta Party
There is an optional hosted run this morning for those that feel like stretching their legs. If you haven’t already been out, this is your first chance to indulge in the red earth that makes up much of the Australian Outback.

The afternoon is free for you to explore the resort, take a tour or just relax by the pool, and in the evening we will all get together for the traditional Pasta Party.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 5 – The Australian Outback Marathon
Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The Australian Outback Marathon will begin just after sunrise and you will get to see the Outback from a truly unique perspective – on foot. Plenty of drink stations will provide sustenance along the way and we will welcome you back home to the finish line with our very own Outback Marquee.

The afternoon and evening are yours to relax and enjoy your achievements and also this is a perfect time to maybe book into the exclusive spa and massage parlour located within the Sails Resort.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 6 – Celebration Dinner
Today you get to rest and unwind after the exertions of yesterday. There are optional “Pool” aerobics this morning to help release the tension in your legs and the rest of the morning and afternoon are yours to enjoy. Maybe a camel ride or a Helicopter ride to Kata Tjuta is on your agenda, or perhaps 4 wheel driving or a ride around Uluru on the back of a Harley Davidson is more to your taste.

In the evening we will all gather together under the stars once more to commemorate your achievements at a typical Australian Celebration Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 7 – Tour Ends
Today you will be transferred out of Voyages Resort to explore more of Australia, or perhaps to head home and share your experience with family and friends.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Package includes:

* Return airport transfers from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
* 6 nights accommodation
* Breakfast daily
* Pasta Party (pre marathon - Friday 30th July)
* Celebration Dinner (post marathon - Sunday 1st August).
* Other Dinners as specified above
* All Tours/sightseeing/activities as specified above
* Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (Half Marathon, 10K or 5K) event
* Coolmax running top
* Travelling Fit representatives on site

Package excludes:

* Flights
* Tourist Visas
* Travel Insurance
* IPICO Sports Tag (race timing)

Notes:

* All prices are based on an early bird special that finishes on the 30th October 2009.
* Itineraries and prices are subject to change at any time
* All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Itinerary 2  6 Days / 5 Nights
Wednesday 28th July to Monday 2nd August 2010


Package Prices from AU $2,563 per person
Click here for more details
Day 1 – Arrive in Uluru & Welcome Aussie Buffet
After being transferred from Uluru Airport to the Voyages Resort, you will check in to your hotel and have the chance to unwind. There are numerous pools, shops and café’s to explore as well as the views from the several Lookouts to enjoy.

This evening we will welcome you with a typical “Aussie” buffet, and included on the menu will be some typical Australian dishes such as Crocodile, Emu, Kangaroo and Barramundi.

Meals included: Dinner.
Day 2 – Uluru Sunrise & the Sounds of Silence
Be sure to pack your camera as we are up early today to explore one of the Natural wonders of the world, ULURU. Starting just before sunrise, we will take our private coach to a special viewing point to witness the sunrise over Uluru. Breakfast will be provided and a special souvenir backpack is also included.

Tonight you will be hosted at one of Australian Tourism’s most celebrated events, the Sounds of Silence Dinner. At our exclusive outdoor dining setting, you will be treated to canapés and champagne before eating out under the stars. With no pollution, the night sky will appear as you have never seen it before, and with our own “sky talker” to point out the various night-time celestial objects and our very own didgeridoo player, this is a night you will never forget.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 3 – Training Run & Pasta Party
There is an optional hosted run this morning for those that feel like stretching their legs. If you haven’t already been out, this is your first chance to indulge in the red earth that makes up much of the Australian Outback.

The afternoon is free for you to explore the resort, take a tour or just relax by the pool, and in the evening we will all get together for the traditional Pasta Party.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 4 – The Australian Outback Marathon
Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The Australian Outback Marathon will begin just after sunrise and you will get to see the Outback from a truly unique perspective – on foot. Plenty of drink stations will provide sustenance along the way and we will welcome you back home to the finish line with our very own Outback Marquee.

The afternoon and evening are yours to relax and enjoy your achievements and also this is a perfect time to maybe book into the exclusive spa and massage parlour located within the Sails Resort.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 5 – Celebration Dinner
Today you get to rest and unwind after the exertions of yesterday. There are optional “Pool” aerobics this morning to help release the tension in your legs and the rest of the morning and afternoon are yours to enjoy. Maybe a camel ride or a Helicopter ride to Kata Tjuta is on your agenda, or perhaps 4 wheel driving or a ride around Uluru on the back of a Harley Davidson is more to your taste.

In the evening we will all gather together under the stars once more to commemorate your achievements at a typical Australian Celebration Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 6 – Tour Ends
Today you will be transferred out of Voyages Resort to explore more of Australia, or perhaps to head home and share your experience with family and friends.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Package includes:

* Return airport transfers from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
* 5 nights accommodation
* Breakfast daily
* Pasta Party (pre marathon - Friday 30th July)
* Celebration Dinner (post marathon - Sunday 1st August).
* Other Dinners as specified above
* All Tours/sightseeing/activities as specified above
* Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (Half Marathon, 10K or 5K) event
* Coolmax running top
* Travelling Fit representatives on site

Package excludes:

* Flights
* Tourist Visas
* Travel Insurance
* IPICO Sports Tag (race timing)

Notes:

* All prices are based on an early bird special that finishes on the 30th October 2009.
* Itineraries and prices are subject to change at any time
* All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Itinerary 3  5 Days / 4 Nights
Thursday 29th July to Monday 2nd August 2010

Package Prices from AU $2,086 per person
Click here for more details
Day 1 – Arrive in Uluru & Welcome Aussie BBQ
After being transferred from Uluru Airport to the Voyages Resort, you will check in to your hotel and have the chance to unwind. There are numerous pools, shops and café’s to explore as well as the views from the several Lookouts to enjoy.

This evening we will welcome you to a traditional Australian BBQ at Sails Resort poolside.

Meals included: Dinner.
Day 2 – The Spirit of Uluru & Pasta Party
Today you will visit the legendary Uluru on a fully hosted tour. With plenty of opportunity to see this amazing Icon of the Australian Outback up close, your camera will be your best friend. Breakfast will be provided and a special souvenir backpack is also included.

The afternoon is free for you to explore the resort, take a tour or just relax by the pool, and in the evening we will all get together for the traditional Pasta Party.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 3 – The Australian Outback Marathon
Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The Australian Outback Marathon will begin just after sunrise and you will get to see the Outback from a truly unique perspective – on foot. Plenty of drink stations will provide sustenance along the way and we will welcome you back home to the finish line with our very own Outback Marquee.

The afternoon and evening are yours to relax and enjoy your achievements and also this is a perfect time to maybe book into the exclusive spa and massage parlour located within the Sails Resort.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 4 – Celebration Dinner
Today you get to rest and unwind after the exertions of yesterday. There are optional “Pool” aerobics this morning to help release the tension in your legs and the rest of the morning and afternoon are yours to enjoy. Maybe a camel ride or a Helicopter ride to Kata Tjuta is on your agenda, or perhaps 4 wheel driving or a ride around Uluru on the back of a Harley Davidson is more to your taste.

In the evening we will all gather together under the stars once more to commemorate your achievements at a typical Australian Celebration Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 5 – Tour Ends
Today you will be transferred out of Voyages Resort to explore more of Australia, or perhaps to head home and share your experience with family and friends.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Package includes:

* Return airport transfers from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
* 4 nights accommodation
* Breakfast daily
* Pasta Party (pre marathon - Friday 30th July)
* Celebration Dinner (post marathon - Sunday 1st August).
* Other Dinners as specified above
* All Tours/sightseeing/activities as specified above
* Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (Half Marathon, 10K or 5K) event
* Coolmax running top
* Travelling Fit representatives on site

Package excludes:

* Flights
* Tourist Visas
* Travel Insurance
* IPICO Sports Tag (race timing)
Itinerary 4 - Extension
4 Days / 3 Nights July 30 to Aug 2, 2010

Package Prices from AU $1,119 per person
Click here for more details
Day 1 – Arrive in Uluru & Pasta Party
After being transferred from Uluru Airport to the Voyages Resort, you will check in to your hotel and have the chance to unwind. There are numerous pools, shops and café’s to explore as well as the views from the several Lookouts to enjoy.

The afternoon is free for you to explore the resort, take a tour or just relax by the pool, and in the evening we will all get together for the traditional Pasta Party.

Meals included: Dinner.
Day 2 – The Australian Outback Marathon
Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The Australian Outback Marathon will begin just after sunrise and you will get to see the Outback from a truly unique perspective – on foot. Plenty of drink stations will provide sustenance along the way and we will welcome you back home to the finish line with our very own Outback Marquee.

The afternoon and evening are yours to relax and enjoy your achievements and also this is a perfect time to maybe book into the exclusive spa and massage parlour located within the Sails Resort.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 3 – Celebration Dinner
Today you get to rest and unwind after the exertions of yesterday. There are optional “Pool” aerobics this morning to help release the tension in your legs and the rest of the morning and afternoon are yours to enjoy. Maybe a camel ride or a Helicopter ride to Kata Tjuta is on your agenda, or perhaps 4 wheel driving or a ride around Uluru on the back of a Harley Davidson is more to your taste.

In the evening we will all gather together under the stars once more to commemorate your achievements at a typical Australian Celebration Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 4 – Tour Ends
Today you will be transferred out of Voyages Resort to explore more of Australia, or perhaps to head home and share your experience with family and friends.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Package includes:

* Return airport transfers from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
* 3 nights accommodation
* Breakfast daily
* Pasta Party (pre marathon - Friday 30th July)
* Celebration Dinner (post marathon - Sunday 1st August)
* Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (or shorter event)
* Coolmax running top
* Travelling Fit representatives on site

Package excludes:

* Flights
* Tourist Visas (if applicable)
* Travel Insurance

Notes:

* All prices are based on an early bird special that finishes on the 30th November 2009
* Itineraries and prices are subject to change at any time
* All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Notes:

* All prices are based on an early bird special that finishes on the 8th January 2010.
* Itineraries and prices are subject to change at any time
* All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON PRICES

Itinerary 1                               Twin share pp                            Single
Desert Gardens Standard          AU $3047.00                          AU $4277.00
Desert Gardens Deluxe             AU $3,168.00                          AU $4517.00
Sails in the Desert                     AU $3,264.00                          AU $4713.00
Sails in the Desert Spa Room    AU $3,509.00                           AU $5219.00
Itinerary 2

Desert Gardens Standard         AU $2,601.00                           AU $3,623.00
Sails in the Desert                     AU $2,782.00                          AU $3,904.00
Sails in the Desert Spa Room    AU $2,987.00                           AU $4,394.00

Itinerary 3

Desert Gardens Standard         AU $2,111.00                           AU $2905.00
Sails in the Desert                     AU $2,255.00                           AU $3,215.00
Sails in the Desert Spa Room    AU $2,520.00                           AU $3,539.00
Itinerary 4 Extension

Outback Pioneer Hotel Budget    AU $1,284                              N/A
Outback Pioneer Hotel Standard AU $1,512                             AU $2,044.00
Sails in the Desert                     AU $1,692.00                           AU $2404.00
Sails in the Desert Spa Room    AU $1,812.00                           AU $2,654.00
Packages include:

* Return private airport transfer from Ayers Rock airport to hotel
* Breakfast daily
* Pasta Party (pre marathon - Friday 30th July)
* Celebration Dinner (post marathon - Sunday 1st August) - NOTE: not applicable for itinerary 4
* Other Dinners as specified in the itinerary
* All Tours/sightseeing/activities as specified in the itinerary
* Guaranteed entry to the Australian Outback Marathon (Half Marathon, 10K or 5K) event
* Coolmax running top
* Travelling Fit representatives on site

Deduct $100 AUD nonrunner

Packages exclude:

* Flights
* Tourist Visas
* Travel Insurance
* IPICO Sports Tag

Notes:

* Itineraries and prices are subject to change at any time
* All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Contact Corrinne 949-292-0532