Registrations for the 40th Pichi Richi Marathon to be held on Sunday 26 June 2022 are closing soon.
This year’s event is set to be bigger and better with Ambassador Stephen (Steve) Moneghetti, AM looking to take part in one of the events as well as being the official starter of the full marathon.
Mayor Greg Flint said “The 40th Anniversary is a great time to celebrate the history of the event and to reflect over how much it has grown and with the national accreditation achieved last year, this has really lifted its profile.”
The Flinders Ranges Council was also successful in receiving funding through the Australian Government and managed by Sport Australia through the Regional Sport Events Fund to support the buses which transport participant to starting lines and back. “Transport of participants is one of the big budget items for the Marathon therefore to have received this funding has enabled more dollars to be spent in other areas which is fantastic for the overall event.” Mayor Flint said. The Flinders Ranges Council has been involved in the organisation of the marathon for many years and, in particular, for the last few years has worked closely with the Port Augusta Lions Club. “The partnership formed with the Port Augusta Lions Club is invaluable in securing the event moving forward. The volunteer organisation plays an active role in the logistics of the event organisation and all work extra hard on the day to ensure the course is all set up including water points, all starting points and at the finish line.”
The Pichi Richi Marathon is made possible with the support of many other sponsors including Major sponsor the Great Northern Lodge, platinum sponsor Port Augusta Physio, gold sponsor Oz Minerals and silver sponsor Quorn Caravan Park and many others.
Mayor Flint is reminding people they need to book online before the close off date. “If you are wanting to take part in this great event, then please remember to go online and secure your tickets and also book any bus transport you need for the day. Registrations are only being accepted online, apart from the Junior Dash where you can register on the day, so we don’t want anyone to miss out.”
An early bib pick up is being arranged for Saturday 25 June 2022 and all participants will soon receive details of this via email.
Final registrations for the event close at 12.59pm on Monday 20 June 2022.
For more information go to www.pichirichimarathon.org.au
Mayor Greg Flint
The Flinders Ranges Council
0403 409 034