Event Schedule

Sunday 5 May 2019

7:30 Race registration opens for bib collection and late entries
9:00 Late entries closes
9:15 Bib collection closes
9:20 Race briefing at the start line
9:35 10K start
12:30 Course closes

Entry Fees

  Early Bird 
Midnight 7 April
Standard
Midnight 2 May
Late Entry 
9 am on 5 May
10K $20 $30 $40

A finisher’s medal can be purchased online with your registration for $9.99

Course Map

Link to download map

Elevation profile

The Great Southern Half Marathon course is pretty flat with just 80m elevation change over 10 kilometres.

Course Description

Starting on the beach 5 minutes after the half marathon runners, 10 K participants will run or walk approximately 500m to their southern turnaround point before returning to the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club.  This beach section is run on hard packed sand.

You will leave the beach up the vehicle ramp at Aldinga Bay SLSC past water station 1 and run west along Norman Road for 700m before turning left into Aldinga scrub.  Follow the road & fire trail until you exit the scrub on to Cox Road.  A 1 kilometre section of road will take you past the Aldinga Beach Caravan Park and back into the Aldinga Scrub.

Follow the fire trail for about 1.5 kilometres with scrub on your left and vineyards on your right with the Mount Lofty Ranges rising up in the distance.  Water station 2 is located at the exit from the scrub.  The path then winds through the Aldinga Wetlands before following a bitumen path between the Aldinga Scrub and Sundays housing estate.  At the endof this path you will be sent left down Dover Street then right down Fraser Street, right onto Maurice Street and left down Morgan Street.  Keep left and inside the witches’ hats along this section of quiet suburban streets.

A controlled crossing will take you across the Aldinga Esplanade where you turn left, down the Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp, south along the beach for the final 2 kilometres along the beach and up the vehicle ramp to glory at the finish line.

Race Start

The 10K race is the second wave start at 9:35 am and will start on the beach behind the line of wooden poles at the bottom of the car ramp.  Runners should start assembling to the north of the start line from 9:20 am behind the half marathon runners who will be starting in the first wave at 9:30 am.

Please seed yourself at the start line according to your expected finish time with sub 50 minute runners at the front and slower runners/walkers towards the rear.

Course Marking

The course will be clearly marked with direction arrows and distance signs.  Our friendly marshals will be strategically positioned around the course to keep you heading in the right direction.

Drink Stations

Water stations on the 10K course will be located at Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club(1KM), exit from the Aldinga Scrub (6KM).

We do not expect it to be too warm in May so please drink to thirst & be careful not to over-hydrate.

Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used during the Great Southern Half Marathon to minimize our impact on the environment.  Please try to hit the bins provided at the water stations and be aware that littering on the course will result in disqualification.  Runners may also carry their own drink bottle or cup to refill at water stations.

Toilets

Toilets can be found on the 10K course at Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club and Aldinga Boat Ramp.

Cut Off Times

The 10K is open to runners and walkers.  All participants must finish by 12:30 pm (17:30 per kilometer).

A tailrunner will follow the last participant around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions.

Marshalls

Please be courteous to our marshals and other volunteers.  Remember that they are giving up their Sunday morning to make sure that you enjoy your run.

ALWAYS FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY COURSE MARSHALS.

Traffic Management

Much of the Great Southern Half Marathon & 10K course is run off-road.  There will be two road crossings of the Esplanade controlled by accredited traffic management contractors.

Sections of the course are run on quiet back roads that remain open to traffic.  There are no road junctions for you to negotiate but you must be vigilant for vehicles coming on or off of driveways.  Always follow the instructions of course marshals, run within cones and follow the road rules.

Silver Sands beach will be open to cars on race day and has a 10 KM/H speed limit (though you may run faster if you like!). Minimal traffic is expected on the beach in May but you should remain aware of any vehicles around you. 

Presentations

Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 males and first 3 females place-getters in the 10K.Presentations for individual placegetters and the Great Southern Team Challenge will take place shortly after 12:30 – as soon as the final team scores are calculated.

Insurance

Insurance for the Great Southern Half Marathon is provided by http://www.vinsurancegroup.com.