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Tatts Finke Desert Race

The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on!
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  • Tony Lockett

    Organisers of the 2017 Tatts Finke Desert Race are thrilled to announce AFL goal kicking record holder Tony Lockett has been confirmed to compete in this year’s race.

  • Event Posters

    Organisers of the Tatts Finke Desert Race today published the 2017 Event Poster. Download and print a copy (6MB PDF).

  • Stall Applications Open

    Organisers of the Tatts Finke Desert Race today announced that online applications for trade exhibition and catering stalls are now open.

  • Mustering Alert

    WARNING : To anyone travelling along the Tatts Finke Desert Race track, please be advised that pastoralists are mustering at present using bikes, helicopters and 4WDs. There are no sweeps operating and there are risks to any riders or drivers out there. Please exercise extreme caution and follow any and all directions given by a pastoralist or their staff. Please also give cattle a wide berth. Dated: Sunday 2 April 2017.

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  Important Dates

  • Entries Close

    Fri 28 April 2017 5pm CST
  • Car Late Entries Close

    Fri 19 May 2017 5pm CST
  • Bike Late Entries Close

    Fri 26 May 5pm CST
  • Registration

    Wed 7 Jun - Fri 9 Jun
  • Scrutineering

    Fri 9 Jun 5-9pm : Start/Finish Line
  • Prologue

    Sat 10 Jun : Start/Finish Line
    Cars 8am : Bikes 12pm
  • Day 1 : Alice to Finke

    Sun 11 Jun : Start/Finish Line
    Cars 7.15am : Bikes 11.30am
  • Day 2 : Finke to Alice

    Mon 12 Jun : Finke
    Cars 7.15am : Bikes 11.30am
  • Presentation

    Mon 12 Jun : Convention Centre
    8-12pm
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