It’s time once again to shake off the lazy bones, put on your sneakers and celebrate the fossils at the Naracoorte Caves with the 2021 MegaFest – Naracoorte World Heritage Trail Run!
The inaugural Naracoorte World Heritage Trail Run was held in 2019 in conjunction with the Naracoorte World Heritage Festival. The hugely successful event celebrated 50 years since the discovery of the world-famous fossil beds at the Naracoorte Caves and 25 years since the Caves were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
The stage was set for the event to return in 2020, but it unfortunately had to be cancelled at the last minute due to COVID restrictions.
When the Trail Run takes centre stage at the Naracoorte Caves on Sunday 14 November, similar courses will be offered to the inaugural event in 2019, with a course to suit everyone. Participants can choose from the 23km Mega Fauna Run, 15km Stoney Point Run, 5km Dippy Run and the 1km Fossil Dash.
Appreciate the bushland and pine forest trails, the local kangaroo population and other native wildlife, pass sheep farms, vineyards, and not to mention experience the unique limestone formations that are the Naracoorte Caves.
Planning is also underway to make a real weekend of it at the Caves for the MegaFest, with fun activities and events for all ages. Stay tuned for more details!
The World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves are globally significant and provide a unique window into biodiversity and climate – and we’re privileged to have them in our own backyard!
Naracoorte Lucindale Council, the National Parks and Wildlife Service of SA and Naracoorte Lucindale Business and Tourism Association are again supporting this year’s Trail Run. Further supporters will be announced soon.