24hr / 12hr / 6hr / 3hr / 1hr Ultra Races, April 23 & 24 2022
Here’s some sobering statistics for you:
Over 100,000 Australians have lost their lives whilst serving for our country. About 1 million people have served, or are currently serving for our country….
…and each year, as a show of respect and remembrance, we hold the Lighthorse Ultra Marathon, a timed loop event in the Northern Suburbs of Perth.
Our annual dawn service in the fields of Perry’s Paddock has the crisp morning air pierced with the eerie horn playing the last post and reveille before runners tackle the 24, 12, 6, 3 or 1 hour events on a 2.5k circuit of limestone, boardwalk and asphalt.
It has become an event tradition to offer FREE entry to all past and present service men and women (use coupon code ‘Proud To Serve’ at checkout), regardless of their nationality as our humble way of saying thanks and we will continue with this tradition forever. They are joined by hundreds of other runners from our community.
We proudly partner with event charity Run 4 Resilience who work with returned personal facing the task of integration back into civilian life and we encourage you to give generously.
The Lighthorse Ultra is an event that captures an atmosphere like no other running event you have ever been a part of. So please, come and join us as we tackle a truly respectful and memorable ultra marathon.
We will ALWAYS remember them.
The Light Horse will be listed by the Australian Ultra Runners Association.
ENTER THE 2022 LIGHT HORSE ULTRA
Click here to enter the 2022 Light Horse Ultra events. Participant number limits apply to each event, so don’t delay.
RACE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
To make the Light Horse Ultra a massive success, we need a number of volunteers who can help us at the start and finish, as well as at the aid stations. Click below to register your interest on being volunteer
|Name:||Light Horse Ultra|
|Location:||Yellagonga Regional Park in Woodvale, Western Australia|
1hr : 550m loop
|Date:||Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 Apr 24 2022|
|Apr Avg Temp:||Max 25, Min 14|
Entries open at 11:11 AWST, Tues 18 April, 2022 and will close at 23:59pm AWST Sunday 17 April, 2022 unless sold out earlier. There is a maximum of 500 entrants across all distances. A wait list will be put in place should the event sell out. All entries cancelled prior to March 31st will receive a full refund excluding a $30 admin fee. All entries after this date will strictly not be applicable to a refund.
ULTRA SERIES WA
Ultra Series WA is Australia’s premier trail running collective of events and experiences. It is a community of unrivalled passion for all things trail and ultra running. Built on as idea inspired by the iconic Coast 2 Kosci Ultramarathon, Ultra Series WA was born. And now, several years later, we are a thriving community of eclectic runners that bring you some incredible events around the country from short beginner distances to crazy, ridiculous 200 milers, plus a store full of running goodies, including shoes, apparel and merchandise and even trail travel adventures around the globe. This running community, our tribe, is a community like no other and we invite you to come and share our passion for the trails and all things running. Find out more at www.ultraserieswa.com.au
TIME UNTIL THE LIGHT HORSE ULTRA
As the event is run as a number of 2.5km laps, there are no qualification requirements for the Light Horse Ultra. Entrants are however expected to be in good health, and trained sufficiently to complete the distance selected.
An Aid Station is provided at the start line, and runners will be able to access this every 2.5km.
The aid station will provide the following:
- Bananas / Fruit
- Tailwind Nutrition
Runners are also able to set-up their own table with their own supplies.
The Light Horse Ultra relies on the help of a big team of volunteers to make the race happen. If you would like to help out at the Light Horse Ultra on Saturday 1 May or Sunday 2 May 2021, please fill in the form on the website. All volunteers receive a early bird and guaranteed entry into any Ultra Series WA event of their choice.
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP
If you wish to contact the Light Horse Ultra, please email the Event Director Shaun Kaesler, or phone 0423 858 660.