Adelaide 24

The Adelaide 24 hour race logo

Jul 14th 2018

24hr · 12hr · 6hr

Held on our certified 2200m Adelaide University Loop and taking in a sample of the renowned Adelaide Parklands every lap, the course allows beginner and experienced runners alike to challenge themselves in an event-type of which there are very few in Australia. The central location means it’s a very short trip into the city centre, or to the famous eateries of North Adelaide.

In 2018 we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the inception of this great race. In addition, the Adelaide 24 hour has been selected by the Australian Ultra Runners Association to be the Australian National 24 Hour Championships. We're proud to award the perpetual 'Yiannis Kouros Cup' to the winners of the 24 hour race. Yiannis is excited to lend his name in support of this event.

Come and be a part of one of Adelaide’s longest running and most revered ultra running events.

The event features:

  • IAU Bronze Label Certification
  • Discounts registration fee for AURA members
  • Perpetual cups for each gender winner of each event
  • Trophies for top 3 male and female in each event
  • Medal for all starters
  • Electronic timing/live web updates and track-side information screens

About the “Uni-loop”
A certified 2.200km gravel track, this path circles the University of Adelaide playing fields in North Adelaide. Mostly flat, with only a slight undulation at the back of the Council Depot, the track is well worn and comfortably accommodates two people running side-by-side.

Further information, including the race briefing, will be made available on this page by the end of June. In the meantime, any questions can be emailed to Ultra Runners South Australia.

Race Information

Race Calendar

Race day: Jul 14th 2018
Early Bird entries open: Jan 3rd 2018 until Jun 3rd 2018
Entries Close: Jul 12th 2018

Start / Cutoff times

RaceStart timeCutoff timeAllowed time
24 hour10:00AM Saturday July 14th 201810:00AM Sunday July 15th 201824 hours
12 hour6:00AM Saturday July 14th 20186:00PM Saturday July 14th 201812 hours
6 hour6:00AM Saturday July 14th 201812:00PM Saturday July 14th 20186 hours

Race fees

24hr · AUD $220.00
12hr · AUD $150.00
6hr · AUD $100.00

Early bird discounts

Pay before Jun 3rd 2018:

  • 24 Hour = AUD $170.00
  • 12 Hour = AUD $110.00
  • 6 Hour = AUD $80.00

URSA/Yumigo! members and volunteers, please email Ultra Runners South Australia to request your discount code.

Refund Policy

Please view our refund policy.


2018 Adelaide 24 - PDF (1.8MB) This is the HD version of our course map.

2018 Adelaide 24hr - GPX (4KB)

Track a runner

Throughout the race you will be able to remotely access the runners' progress via a website. The link to the website will be published here shortly before the race.

Race bling & merchandise

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Aid stations

Below is a list of the things you can expect to find at the race check point.

All Ultra Runners South Australia races are cup-free. Athletes are asked to bring their own refillable vessels such as flasks, bottles or collapsable cups.


  • Water
  • Energy drink
  • Coke


  • Sweet and savoury snacks such as sugar lollies, nuts and chips
  • Sandwiches
  • Cakes
  • Brownies
  • Fruit

24 Hour runners will also have hot water available for coffee, as well as a pasta dinner and instant noodles.

Race Briefing

2018 Race Briefing - PDF - published shortly before the race.

This document is essential reading for all competitors and support crew.

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Provisional starters' lists

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Volunteers & Support Crew

Our volunteers will contribute a combined total of around 500 hours to assist, support and motivate you from the start to the finish of your run. Below is a list of volunteers for this year's race. We encourage you to say "thank you" to the volunteers whenever possible - these races cannot occur without their support.

If you would like to contribute to this or any race as a volunteer, please email Ultra Runners South Australia at your earliest convenience.

Roles for volunteers

Drink station: assist runners with food and drink requirements.

Floats: Blow horn to signal end of races (12 noon, 6pm Saturday and 10am Sunday), measure milestones, help with presentations, turn arounds at each 3 hours, count distances at end of each race (12 noon, 6pm Saturday and 10am Sunday)

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Photos from all Ultra Runners South Australia events can be accessed via the Bluemelon website. Here's some to get you started...

Race results

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