The Margaret River Ultra Marathon 2023 has sold out just three weeks after entries opened with 1,500 runners from across the country signed up for this landmark event.
Selling out for a third consecutive year, the event confirms its status as one of Australia’s most in-demand ultra marathon races, also evidenced by the initial rush on entries with 1,000 people signing up within the first 24 hours.
The 80km race will take place along the Cape to Cape coastline in south-west, Western Australia, on Saturday 6 May 2023.
Organisers Rapid Ascent self-impose the 1,500 entry limit to preserve the participants experience on race day whether that be as part of a relay team or as a solo runner.
Rapid Ascent continually communicated the entry status for the 2023 event, and is excited by the reputation the race has built.
“We knew the popularity of the race would initiate an entry rush given the demand over the last few years, but we are blown away by just how fast entries have been snapped up this time round!” said Sam Maffett, General Manager.
“We would never want to jeopardise the event, so bigger is not always better; it’s giving trail runners a chance to get away from the beaten track and enjoy the beautiful wilderness the course offers,” added Maffett. “So if we matched the entry demand, it wouldn’t allow them to experience what makes the event so unique and special.”
The point-to-point course has built an attractive reputation as runners make their way from Hamelin Bay to Howard Park Winery in Wilyabrup through a mix of coastal trails, beaches and bluffs, passed tall karri tree forests and tracks offering sweeping views across the magical Margaret River region.
Participants entered into the sixth edition of the event include growth in solo runners with nearly 400, and 1,100 relay team members that make up a variety of 2-5-runner teams covering 10-20km each.
Competitors will experience all aspects of the event from the spectacular course through to the friendly camaraderie and a finish line celebratory beverage at the official event venue, Howard Park Wines.
A waiting list is available to interested runners. Details Here.