Margaret River Ultra Marathon

RACE WEEKEND WRAP-UP 2024

Congratulations to all competitors in the 2024 Margaret River Ultra Marathon 80km and new 42km race too! As described by many, it was a tough but oh so amazing course with the finish-line feels as EPIC as ever! Happy recovery and thank you again for being part of such a wonderful event weekend.

2025: Tentative date of 10-11 May, 2025. Entries to open in October!


A magnificent ultra trail…

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon 2024 provides an incredible journey through the forests, trails, beaches and bluffs on the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline in South West WA.

You will run past famous surf breaks, iconic wineries and charismatic coastal villages in a journey that is as magical as the Margaret River region is beautiful.

The 80KM ultra course starts on the white sands at Hamelin Bay in the south and runs up the coast to finish at the iconic Howard Park winery at Wilyabrup. NEW for 2024 is the inclusion of a 42KM Trail Marathon starting at Yallingup in the north and running south to the same epic finish line on Sunday.

The electric race atmosphere and camaraderie on the course is multiplied twice over at the Howard Park finish line as runners celebrate their accomplishments to the tunes of live music, food, wine, beer and gratitude. So whether you’re a trail running rookie or a long distance devotee we invite you to make the Margaret River Ultra Marathon your next running goal.

DATE11 – 12 May, 2024
DISTANCES80KM ultra marathon solo or in a relay team (of 2 to 5 runners) SOLD OUT
42KM trail marathon solo
LOCATION80KM ultra: Hamelin Bay > Howard Park
42KM marathon: Yallingup > Howard Park
MARGARET RIVER REGION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
WHOAustralia’s elite runners through to trail running newcomers who are keen to experience the beautiful south west – all welcome.
ENTRY INFOCLICK HERE for entry information and fees.
ENTRIESVIEW STATUS HERE
Field limits: 1,500 runners for the 80km ultra AND 400 runners for the 42km marathon.
This event will SELL OUT WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF OPENING.
ENGAGE Connect with the event and participants on the Margaret River Ultra Marathon Facebook Chat Group

We look forward to sharing this magnificent journey with you and through the pages of this website provide information on the (spectacular) courses, how to train for the events and plenty of other details to help get you to the start line (and finish line!) whether this is your first ultra marathon or your fortieth.

Amazing event! I may have been exhausted and sore crossing the finish line, but the scenery, atmosphere and trails meant I knew I’d be signing up again for next year! Jess, 2021 Competitor

I would recommend the MRU to everyone from beginners to seasoned runners looking for a physical and mental challenge! With such an encouraging atmosphere, you feel like anything is possible! 2021 Competitor

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