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.