Adelaide 6 Day

Sep 27-Oct 3 2020

6 days - 72hr - 48hr - 24hr


Ultra Runners South Australia are proud to announce the 3rd Adelaide 6 Day event taking place in picturesque Thorndon Park Reserve. Starting Sunday September 27 2020 we'll put on another great race for all of the multi-day runners out there, in addition to staying true to our mantra of putting on inspiring events in our awesome state of South Australia.

Thorndon Park is a great location for running. The certified 1425.5m cement track, with 10m elevation per lap, is perhaps one of the most scenic going around. And with world class timing at our fingertips this event will be one of the most well-rounded and professionally presented events in the world.

To find out what it’s all about please have a read of the Race Briefing section of this web page, and be sure to get in before November 10 2019 to receive a huge 15% off entry.


We are also offering a 48 Hour and 72 Hour for those who feel 6 days might be too much of a jump for this year. ***For 2020 we are holding a one-off 24 Hour event, to go some way to making up for the postponed Adelaide 24 Hour event***

There’s a lot to look forward to in September, so we hope to see you there!

A truly magnificent event and one I am proud to be apart of.

Darren L.

Was tough at times, but the support from friends, family, other competitors and vollies made it an awesome event to be a part of.

Cherie R.

Thanks for such an amazing race. Will be there next year to savior the atmosphere and run a little further. Great course to run on that gives runners a true challenge.

John T.

Race Information

Race Calendar

Race days: Sep 27th - Oct 3rd 2020

Registrations open: until Sep 13th 2020

September 27 2020 – 6 Day event starts
September 30 2020 – 72 Hour event starts
October 1 2020 – 48 Hour event starts
October 3 2020 – All events finish

Start / Cutoff times

RaceStart timeCutoff time
6 Day10.00am Sunday Sep 27 202010.00am Saturday Oct 3 2020
72 Hour10.00am Wednesday Sep 30 202010.00am Saturday Oct 3 2020
48 Hour10.00am Thursday Oct 1 202010.00am Saturday Oct 3 2020

Race fees

2019 prices:

6 Day: AUD $692.50
72 Hour: AUD $492.50
48 Hour: AUD $367.50


Early bird discounts

Pay before Nov 10th 2019: receive 15% off the race fee.
Pay before Apr 1st 2020: receive 5% off the race fee.

After Nov 10th 2019 discounts apply for AURA members via the entry form. After Nov 10th 2019 entrants over 65 years of age (on race start day) receive an extra 2.5% discount. We are unable to offer discounted rates to Ultra Runners South Australia volunteers for this event.

Refund policy

Please view our refund policy.


Track a runner

Throughout the race you will be able to remotely access the runners' progress via a website. Follow this link to the website to keep up to date with this year's runners.

Race bling & merchandise

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Aid stations

All Ultra Runners South Australia races are cup-free. Athletes, support crew, and volunteers are asked to bring their own refillable vessels such as flasks, bottles or collapsable cups.
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Erin Colebatch from Ultra Appetites will be assisting with the preparation of the nutrition for the 2020 Adelaide 6 Day. Follow this link to download the menu from 2019 as an example of what is provided, which includes descriptions of the nutritional benefits of each item.

Ultra Appetites logo

Below is a list of the things you can expect to find at the race aid station.


  • Electrolyte (Gatorade)
  • Soft drink
  • Juice
  • Up & Go Energize
  • Milk (full fat cow’s milk & soy varieties)
  • Coffee, tea
  • Water
  • Milo


  • Pancakes
  • Yoghurt - fruit
  • Yoghurt - plain
  • Eggs, fried
  • Cereal
  • Muesli
  • Sugar/maple syrup/honey
  • Sandwich – cheese & salad
  • Sandwich – chicken and salad
  • Fried rice (Sun & Wed)
  • Lentil ragu with pasta (Mon &Thurs)
  • Bean & rice burritos (Tues & Fri)
  • Pasta (Sun, Wed & Fri)
  • Soup (Mon & Thurs)
  • Spag. bol. (Tues)
  • Potatoes
  • Fruit
  • Plain/cream biscuits
  • Lollies
  • Chips
  • Cake
  • 2 Minute Noodle cups
  • Sandwich (thick jam/honey & marg)
  • Sandwich (Vegemite & marg)
  • Sandwich (thick peanut butter)
  • Coconut rice pudding

All lunch options are gluten free and vegan. Gluten free cereal and sandwiches will be available. Evening meals will be catered by The Rezz. If you have any specific requests please let us know.

Race Briefing

The 2019 Adelaide 6 Day Race Handbook - PDF (6.8MB) is now available for download. Please read it carefully in conjunction with the information on this web page. This document is considered essential reading for all competitors, support crew and volunteers.

Share the love

We love seeing and hearing about your adventures. If you want to share any of your photos or stories about this event please use our hashtag: #Adelaide6Day. Follow the links below to see what others have shared.

#Adelaide6Day on Facebook

#Adelaide6Day on Instagram

#Adelaide6Day on Twitter

#Adelaide6Day on YouTube

Provisional starters' lists

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Volunteers & Support Crew

Our volunteers will contribute thousands of combined 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 simply cannot occur without their support.

We require volunteers for various roles at this event. Please email the Ultra Runners South Australia team if you are able to help or click/tap on the 'Volunteer Needed' link in the table below.

Click/tap on the at the right of each column to open the list.


Photos from all Ultra Runners South Australia events can be accessed via the Ultra Runners South Australia Bluemelon website. You will also find photos from our events on our Facebook page.

Race results

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