…. 15 years & running!
About the 6/12/24 Hour
When: 8-9 June 2024
3 Hour start – 8 June 2024 at 9:00am
6 Hour start – 8 June 2024 at 6.00am
12 Hour start – 8 June 2024 at 6.00am
24 Hour start – 8 June 202210.00am
Where: War Memorial Drive, Park 10 Warnpangga North Adelaide
Start area -34.911637, 138.608351
Aid stations: 1
Electronic timing? Yes
Finisher Medals? Yes
First Aid? Yes
IAU Label?: Due to the surface, it’s ineligible for an IAU label, but it is AIMs-measured.
ENTRIES CLOSE TUESDAY 4 June 2024 AT NOON
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!
Pricing & Pricing Periods
Bib collection is available strictly on the day, starting at 5am.
Now in its 15th year, the Adelaide 24 Hour Festival continues the rich history of these kinds of ultramarathons in Adelaide. 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. This was when UlRSA picked up the reins and, as a fledgling business, held the inaugural Adelaide 6 Hour in 2009.
The 12 Hour and 24 Hour were added in subsequent years and have always been based at the “Uni Loop”. Hundreds and 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 our great delight, it’s being revived! Ben Hockings has handed the reins over to 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. https://adelaide24hourfestival.com.au/index.php/interviews/
Want to contact us?
Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Dawn Parks, the event organiser, will respond.