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|
| Early Bird |
Midnight 14 April
Midnight 2 May
| Late Entry |
9 am on 5 May
The Great Southern Half Marathon course is pretty flat with just 80m elevation change over 10 kilometres.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 males and first 3 females place-getters in the 10K.
Individual presentations will take place as soon as the 3rd placed male and 3rd placed female cross the finish line. Please stay at the finish area if you finish in the top 3.
Presentations for the Great Southern Team Challenge will take place shortly after 12:30 – as soon as the final team scores are calculated.
Insurance for the Great Southern Half Marathon is provided by http://www.vinsurancegroup.com.