Adelaide 24 Hour Festival

…. 16 years & running!

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About the 6/12/24 Hour

Event Details

When: 7-8 June 2025

3 Hour start – 7 June 2025 at 9:00am

6 Hour start – 7 June 2025 at 6.00am

12 Hour start – 7 June 2025 at 6.00am

24 Hour start – 7 June 2025 9.00am

Where: War Memorial Drive, Park 10 Warnpangga North Adelaide

Start area -34.911637, 138.608351

Distance: 2200m

Aid stations: 1
Electronic timing? Yes
Finisher Medals? Yes
First Aid? Yes
Toilets? Yes
AUTRA-listed? Yes, it will be
IAU Label?: Due to the surface, it’s ineligible for an IAU label, but it is AIMs-measured.

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE TUESDAY 3 June 2025 AT NOON. Same day registrations are available.

If you are new to all of this, you may be wondering what exactly is the goal of running/walking for 3, 6, 12, or 24 hours. Easy! You just go as far as you can! It may be one lap or 100. You decide where your finish line is!

Start Map

Pricing & Pricing Periods

Bib Collection

Bib collection is available on the day, starting at 5am.



Now in its 15th year, the Adelaide 24 Hour Festival continues a rich history. The 24 Hour began in 1982 under the stewardship of the Sri Chinmoy team and has been held at several different locations since. Falling numbers saw Sri Chinmoy move the event to Brisbane in 2008; as a response, URSA, a fledgling business, held the inaugural Adelaide 6 Hour one year later, in 2009.

The 12 Hour and 24 Hour were added in subsequent years and have always been based at the Uni Loop. Hundreds of runners and walkers have since taken part in the Festival, with the event experiencing all kinds of weather… but always managing to foster a special kind of spirit amongst the participants.

When Ben Hockings announced the end of URSA, the demise of the Festival seemed a foregone and feared conclusion by many. To Adelaide’s great delight, it was revived by Dawn Parks, a well-respected runner and the director of a beloved local running organisation.

The event has been growing ever since!

Insights & Advice: Interviews

Haven’t done a timed event before? Or you have, but you want to hear more about how to handle it? Looking for insights & advice from past participants, volunteers, and supporters? Check out our ‘interviews’ page. We interviewed runners, volunteers, and crew – from winners to everyday non-elites – to give you some insight into the event.


Want to contact us?

Message us at . Dawn Parks, the event organiser, will respond.