Naracoorte world heritage
22km, 14km, 5km & 1km
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.
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
- sunglasses/ hat
- extra food/ nutrition
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
FOSSIL DASH 1km
Start: 10.00am “Fossil Dash” 1km
1km – donation made at the start line to go towards baby bat research
AID STATION times
Aid station 1: 9am
Aid station 2: 11am
Trail run news
The Naracoorte World Heritage Festival and Run will celebrate two unique anniversaries, 50 years since the discovery of the fossils in the Naracoorte Caves and