The Big Red Run

Big Red Run 2016 Stage 5: The Long Stage

29 Jun 2016 08:46
Niandi Carmont
Big Red Run 2016: Stage 5: The “Long Stage” Stage 5 started from camp 2,3,4 at 6.00am to allow the majority of the field enough time to complete the stage with a reasonable amount of day-light. Distances: Big Red Run: 84km Little Red Run: 42km Time Limit: 22 hours Today’s stage is the last timed stage. And the majority of the

Big Red Run Stage 3

28 Jun 2016 02:13
Niandi Carmont
Big Red Run Day 3: Imposed Rest Day In French there is a saying: Apres la plus le beau temps. Literally translated this means after the rain, the sun shines or in English we might say Every cloud has a silver lining. Today saw the Big Red Run camp-site wake up to mist and then slowly the mist disappeared to reveal

Big Red Run 2016 Stage 4

27 Jun 2016 22:00
Niandi Carmont
Make Hay While the Sun Shines Distances: Big Red Run: 30km Little Red Run: 17km Today’s course was a loop starting and finishing at camp 1 & 2. Last-minute changes due to the flooding meant that the course had to be remarked. The sun was out and although night temperatures were close to freezing, the day temperatures soon rose. Runners were

Big Red Run 2016 Stage 2: The Big Mud Bath

26 Jun 2016 09:25
Niandi Carmont
Big Red Run Stage 2 There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. Carl Sandburg Distances: Big Red Run: 42km Little Red Run: 21km If there was one takeaway today, it was the mud. In this part of the world it never rains, it pours.

Big Red Run 2016 Stage 1

25 Jun 2016 09:27
Niandi Carmont
The Big Red Run 2016 The event starts and ends in Birdsville which is traditionally owned by the Wangkanguru people and is situated in Central West Queensland, Australia. Birdsville is on the edge of the Simpson Desert and has a population of about 100. There’s an airport, a fuel station, a couple of hotels, a camp site and that’s about it.

Runners Descend on Simpson Desert for Start of Big Red Run

09 Jul 2013 06:00
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Leading local and international runners will tackle the iconic red sand dunes of Australia’s Simpson Desert today for the start of the Big Red Run, a major new endurance running event raising funds for type 1 diabetes research. Runners and walkers have descended on Birdsville, Queensland from across the globe for the week-long running event from 8-13 July, which will include

Big Red Run Wins Tourism And Events Queensland Support

09 Apr 2013 04:27
Jean-Loup Fenaux
The Big Red Run, a major new charity running event based out of Birdsville, has won the backing of Outback Queensland Tourism and Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a new campaign encouraging Aussies to take an outback adventure in 2013. The new event, which will see runners and walkers tackle the iconic red sands of the Simpson Desert from

The Big Red Run : One Week in the heart of the Australian Desert

11 Feb 2013 12:30
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Hello, on July 8th 2013, you’ll be organizing the Big Red Run. Can you tell us where it is located? The race starts and finishes at the iconic outback town of Birdsville on the edge of the Simpson Desert. Among the world’s largest and most remote deserts, the Simpson Desert is six times the size of Belgium, stretching across 176,500 sq