If hiking the Larapinta Trail doesn’t sound like enough of a challenge for you, why not trail run it instead? A unique way to experience the wonders of this quintessential Aussie landscape.


  • An epic small group trail run in a stunning Australian landscape
  • A chance to connect with other trail runners away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
  • A powerful fitness goal to inspire and motivate you towards better health



Come along and be part of a challenging, unique trail run through the heart of the Australian landscape.

Blaze your way through four beautiful sections of the Larapinta Trail in Tjoritja, the West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia. You will be with a small group of up to 10 people. The trip is fully supported by experienced guides, who’ll lead you on the trail, as well as cook and serve you delicious and nutritious food.

You’ll be camping in swags or tents under the brilliant stars. Enjoy stunning natural beauty, expansive desert views, beautiful gorges and refreshing waterholes with your running mates in 2021!



  • Day 1 – Alice Springs Airport to Serpentine Chalet Dam (13km run)
  • Day 2 – Serpentine Chalet Dam to Ormiston Gorge (29km run)
  • Day 3 – Ormiston Gorge to Glen Helen Homestead (13.5 + optional 9km)
  • Day 4 – Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder then Alice Springs (15.8 or 45km run)
  • Day 5 – Alice Springs and onwards

What’s Included

  • 5-day guided trail run
  • 3 nights camping accommodation
  • 1 night 4.5-star hotel accommodation
  • Transport by private minibus between Alice Springs and the trail heads
  • All meals as stated on the website
  • Healthy snacks, restaurant dinner, hotel buffet breakfast
  • National parks permits
  • First aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment

What do I need to bring?

  • Trail runners
  • Duffel bag
  • Day pack/running pack
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag
  • Waterproof raincoat (Gore-tex or similar)
  • Warm fleece/wool jersey/down jacket (not cotton)
  • Hiking/running shirt (quick dry material)
  • Hiking/running pants
  • Polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
  • 2 pairs of hiking/running socks – preferably wool
  • Warm beanie
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hydration pack & extra drink bottles (minimum 3 litres)
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare set of clothes
  • Whistle


Location: West MacDonnell Ranges NT

Tour operator: Primal Adventures

Duration: 5 days

Price per person: $1995

Group size: 10

Difficulty: Advanced