The Great Southern Half Marathon was established as a club race in 2016 and has quickly grown to be the premier half marathon in South Australia.

Southern Athletic Club is an inclusive, community-based track & field athletics and road & trail running club that promotes healthy, active lifestyles and supports its members to achieve their athletic goals.  We have a recreational running group that meets at different locations around the Aldinga-McLaren Vale-Seaford area for a steady run every Friday evening.  We have runners of all shapes & sizes, from beginners building up to their first 5K to seasoned marathoners.  We also hold regular mid-week interval sessions.

New members are always welcome. Check out our Facebook events page to see where you can find us.

Developing Running and Athletics in the South

Southern Athletic Club is currently working to establish a much-needed home ground for athletics in the south and have identified a perfect site in Knox Park, Morphett Vale. A 400m running track was constructed here in 1988 but it has never beenused for this purpose.  The ground is not currently used for any organised sports and is in need of some TLC to bring it up to a standard to host athletics training and competition. 

Southern Athletic Club is raising funds to:

  • Level the track and infield
  • Install irrigation
  • Build a toilet and storage shed
  • Construct a perimeter fence around the track
  • Install long jump & throwing facilities

Having an established home ground is essential to increase participation in athletics and recreational running in the south and provide greater opportunities for members of our community to follow healthy, active lifestyles.

If you are interested in supporting this initiative, we have established a fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation where tax deductible donations can be made towards this project.

Thank you if you are able to contribute and help us achieve our vision!