The Great Southern was established as a race for Southern Athletic Club members & friends in 2016. Registrations were opened to all-comers in 2017 and the event has quickly grown to be the premier running event in South Australia.
The Great Southern Run Fest is firmly built on our principles of:
- Delivering a high quality event at exceptional value for runners and walkers;
- Showcasing the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale wine region to visitors; and
- Promoting healthy, active lifestyles in our community.
Southern Athletic Club
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.