15 March 2019
In late February, Australia’s first 200 Miler ultra-marathon event, the Delirious W.E.S.T. 200 Miler, was held on the south coast. The actual course was 350 kilometres between Northcliffe and Albany along the Bibbulmun Track.
The gruelling race attracted 35 runners from six countries and 14 from interstate. Many of the 170 volunteers and support crew also travelled from outside of WA, booking out all the accommodation in Northcliffe and much of Pemberton prior to the event and staying in Albany over the final weekend.
Media attention was good and the events’ Facebook page gained 35,000 hits from people all over the world. Several highly ranked international runners are already signing up for next year and a film crew will follow the entire event from start to finish to promote it, and our stunning coastline, to the world stage.
The event organisers ensured that impact to the Track was minimal with all aid stations located off the Track and a zero-waste policy. Additionally $100 from each entry was donated to the Foundation for Track maintenance. More information here.