Naracoorte world heritage
trail run

7am start

four distances:
22km, 14km, 5km & 1km

Naracoorte Mega Fest run art

mega important info


Welcome to the inaugural Naracoorte World Heritage Trail Run. This is an event that hopes to gain the traction of Trail Running as a sport in the region but also link the township of Naracoorte with the World Heritage Naracoorte Caves and its walking trails. Through local businesses’ support, we hope that people come for the run/hike but stay for the Naracoorte hospitality.

starting point

Naracoorte Caves National Park – Visitor Information Centre, 89 Wonambi Road, Naracoorte SA

Start and finish: The Big Green Shed, follow the signs from the car park at MCG.

Times, FEES & late registration

There will be four distances covered in the event, see further below under “The Four Distances” for specific details of times and entry fees on each trail run.

Event Check In – from 6.00am

Late Registrations will be accepted on the day but will incur a $10 administration charge.

There is a 400 entrant capacity at the event, so get in quick and tell your friends!

Trail Run/Hike rules

You can hike any of the distances but please be aware cut-off times apply. Cut off for the event is 12pm to enjoy the festivities and cave tours on offer.

Given the time of year, mandatory gear will be enforced.

Must carry with them at all times:

  • at least 500mL water and/or sports drink capacity (this is a no plastic event so your own container is your responsibility)
  • phone fully charged before race starts with saved number 0448346527 in case of emergency out on course
  • compression bandage (while the area has been cleared, it is a national park and there is a risk of snakes)
  • 2 x non-adhesive wound dressings


  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses/ hat
  • extra food/ nutrition
  • watch

Free bus 

A free bus will be running between the Naracoorte Town Square and Naracoorte Caves.

Leaving Naracoorte at 6.30am, 7.30am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Leaving the Caves at 7am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.15pm


The four distances

Mega Fauna 22km

Start: 7.30am “Mega Fauna” 22km
Briefing: 7.15am

Entry Fee
22km $60 (GST inclusive)

Stoney Point 14km

Start: 8.00am “Stoney Point” 14km
Briefing 7.45am

Entry Fee
14km $50 (GST inclusive)


Start: 8.30am “The Dippy” 5km
Briefing 8.15am

Entry Fee
5km $30 (GST inclusive


Start: 10.00am “Fossil Dash” 1km

Entry Fee
1km – donation made at the start line to go towards baby bat research


Aid station 1: 9am
Aid station 2: 11am

Trail run news

Naracoorte Caves

Free Bus

A free bus will be running between the Naracoorte Town Square and Naracoorte Caves on Sunday 24 November for the Naracoorte World Heritage Festival and

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