Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Katherine Ultra Marathon encourages athletes of all abilities

Katherine Ultra Marathon encourages athletes of all abilities
June 27, 2021

The Northern Territory's ultra-adventure race - the Katherine Ultra Marathon – which begins at Katherine’s stunning Nitmiluk National Park on 7th August, is encouraging entries from people of all abilities.

While only members of the Katherine Multisports Club are eligible to register for the Katherine Ultra 2021, the event is shaping up as a must-do event for determined athletes and will include five different legs.

Athletes can race individually or as teams of two to six as they tackle roughly 100km of spectacular Territory landscapes.

The challenge, which includes a 3km swim, 14km trail run, 40-plus km road bike ride, 18km mountain bike ride and 10km road run, encourages entries from people of all abilities.

Beginners can team up to tackle different legs, while elite athletes face the entire challenge solo.

Competitors in this year’s event will get to use world-class mountain bike tracks crisscrossing Nitmiluk’s Southern Escarpment, and can camp at the park among some of the best natural beauty and wildlife the Territory has to offer.

The Katherine Ultra Marathon is supported through Northern Territory Major Events Company with Minister for Major Events Natasha Fyles noting “The Katherine Ultra Marahton has a keen following among Australia’s best athletes, but what is especially great about this event is that non-elite athletes can take part too.

“This race embraces the spectacular scenery of one of the Territory’s top locations.

“Spots fill up quickly with interest from around the country as people look to combine this experience with a Territory holiday.”

Brett Barney, Secretary, Katherine Multisports Club adds “The Katherine Ultra Challenge is the hardest, most beautiful, swim, ride, and run you could ever hope for.”

Registrations close on 23rd July, 2021.

Visit this website to register

Image: Katherine Ultra Marathon. Credit Katherine Multisport Club

Related Articles

15th June 2021 - 27 officials punished over Chinese cross-country marathon event at which 21 people died

24th May 2021 - 21 participants die in extreme weather during China mountain marathon race

20th May 2021 - Gold Coast Marathon returns as largest mass-participation event in Australia since COVID-19

12th February 2021 - New Zealand to host ultra marathon event with local runners only

11th February 2021 - High participation numbers anticipated for 2021 Gold Coast Marathon

8th December 2020 - ‘Hybrid’ 2020 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2020 welcomes 12,000 participants

17th January 2021 - Rotorua to host ninth chapter of world’s largest expedition adventure race

15th November 2018 - Christchurch Adventure Park to host Phoenix Enduro mountain bike race

17th June 2016 - Tough Mudder looks to Asian and Middle East expansion with IMG partnership

21st May 2015 - Western Australia to host the biggest adventure race in the world

30th May 2014 - Kimberley ultramarathon burns victim earns multi-million dollar settlement

24th October 2012 - Inquiry blasts organiser of disastrous Kimberley ultramarathon

31st May 2012 - Kimberley Ultramarathon organiser denies negligence

Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


The Pool Enclosure Company

Now TPEC Pool Enclosures - see

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues


ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks



iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design


Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues


TicketSearch Pty Ltd

TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Technology / Ticketing / Venues



SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues


WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business