Event Schedule

2020 event on 20-23 August : CANCELLED

2021 EVENT DATE: 20 – 23 August ALL SYSTEMS GO!!


ALL DAYAIRPORT TRANSFERCompetitors arrive and airport shuttle operates. (Pre purchased only)
3:00pm – 6:00pm                         REGISTRATIONRegistration at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort (Event Centre and Event Hotel) Note – ALL competitors must register during this time.
3:30pmSOCIAL RIDESocial ride hosted by James Downing. Leaving from the Mercure Alice Springs Resort.
5:00pm – 6:00pmHAPPY HOURThe Mercure Alice Springs Resort invite you to Happy Hour and live music!
6:00pmRACE BRIEFING                       Race briefing and official welcome at Mercure Alice Springs Resort.
 DINNERThe Mercure Alice Springs Resort bar and restaurant will be open for meals and drinks during and after these presentations.


9:00am      STAGE 1                Westside XC Stage 1 START from Scout Hall on Larapinta Dve – XC racing stage.
4:30pm – 6:00pm   STAGE 2Rapid Ascent Stage 2 STARTS – up Anzac Hill in Central Alice Springs.
6:00pmPRESENTATIONS Stage 1 and 2 presentations on ANZAC Hill immediately after stage 2.


8:30amSTAGE 3Eastside XC 47km Race START from Mercure Resort
6:00pmPRESENTATIONS        Presentations for Stage 3
from 6:30pmDINNERMid event dinner at Mercure Alice Springs Resort.


9:00am          STAGE 4Stage 4 STARTS from 9:00am from Lasseters – Individual Time Trial
6:00pm   PRESENTATIONS      Presentations for Stage 4 at Lasseters (prior to Stage 5)
6:45pmSTAGE 5Stage 5 Night Race START from Lasseters
from 6:30pmDINNERDinner at Juicy Rump Bar, Lasseters (dinner specials for Redback competitors)


8:30am       STAGE 6Eastside XC 51km Race START – from the Schwarz Cres /  Todd River crossing.
from 4:30pmHAPPY HOUR(S)Everyone is welcome to meet up nice and early to share a drink and a few stories from the week of racing over some live music at the Mercure ‘s poolside bar
6:00pm – 7:00pmPRESENTATION CEREMONYPresentations for Stage 6 and Official Race Presentations at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort
7:00pmRACE FINALE DINNEREveryone is invited to join us for a huge outdoor buffet at the Mercure to celebrate the end of the race. $30 for dinner tickets


ALL DAY          AIRPORT TRANSFER     Airport shuttle bus operates from Mercure Alice Springs Resort to the airport (pre-purchased only)

 *times may be subject to change (slightly) closer to the event