The Perth – Sydney Marathon 2022 Route
Here the Event starts
Moralana Scenic Drive
Day 1 – Perth to Southern Cross (923KM)
Day 1 will see an early start from Wellington Square in Perth heading 570km North East into former Gold Rush settlements of the Mid-West region of WA. Crews will travel via New Norcia and Miling and Dallwallinu to Wubin before a lunch break in Paynes Find. Here the event will hit the dirt turning East to the abandoned gold mining town of Youanmi. From this historic 1968 LSM Control the route turns due South via a great section through Diemals Station and then Bullfinch to overnight in Southern Cross. Crews will be plunged deep into the Marathon event with over 450 km of Outback dirt roads during the afternoon run.
Day 2 – Southern Cross to Norseman (464km)
Day 3 – Norseman to Border Village (733km)
Day 4 – Border Village to Ceduna (501km)
Day 5 – Ceduna to Wilpena Pound (647km)
Day 6 – Wilpena Pound to Broken Hill (466km)
We will pass through Martins Well and Erudina Stations to the iconic Curnamona Station control that has hosted a number of events since 1968. We have been granted special permission to cross Curnamona and Kalabity Station, that is now a commercial operation, and via Boolcoomatta that is now Bush Heritage owned.
Day 7 – Broken Hill to Wangaratta (856km)
Day 8 – Wangaratta to Lakes Entrance (399km)
We will head to the Edi Control from where our route follows exactly the route of the 1968 Marathon over dirt tracks crossing the ranges via Carboor, Dandongadale, Mt Buffalo and Brookside into Bright. Take care following the track along the power lines, the drops on either side are as Gelignite Jack said, “your clothes will go out of fashion before you hit the bottom”. Marathon Crews were expected to “average” 80 kph on the section.
We will lunch in Falls Creek before the run down the now sealed Alpine Way to Omeo, but not before we take you off on some side roads to experience what the dirt roads of the time felt like. We will end the day taking some wonderful forest roads into Lakes Entrance that have used in the Alpine Rally over the years.
Day 9 – Lakes Entrance to Cooma (323km)
Arriving into Cooma we will be welcomed to the Cooma Motorfest where we will join up to 400 Classic Cars in the Bi-annual classic car show. We will then dine at the Cooma Monaro Historic Car Clubs Club Rooms and Museum.