Entry Fees

  Early Bird 
Up to Midnight 1 Nov
Standard
Up to Midnight 22 Nov
10K $25 $35

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

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER – STRICTLY NO ENTRIES AFTER THIS DATE. 

PROVISIONAL Event Schedule

Sunday 29 November 2020

Due to COVID restrictions, all races will start with “trickle starts” rather than our usual mass starts with 4 runners starting every 10 seconds.  You will be issued with an individual wave start time along with your race bib and timing mats at the start line will record your precise start time for accurate results.  The following race day schedule is subject to change, pending approval of our COVID Management Plan and final runner numbers.  Please follow our Facebook event page for updates.

10K Race Starts8:00 – 8:30 am
All Courses Close12:30 pm

Course Map

Link to download map

Elevation profile

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

Course Description

Starting on the beach, Rundies 10K 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 gravel 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

We are currently working through our race start protocols under our COVID Management Plan with SA Health.  Please check back soon or follow our Facebook event for updates.

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 Rundies 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 November 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 Run Fest 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 Rundies 10K course at Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Hart Road and Aldinga Boat Ramp.

Cut Off Times

The Rundies 10K is open to runners and walkers.  All participants must finish by 12:30 pm (21:00 per kilometer).

A tail walker 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 course is off-road.  There will be two road crossings of the Esplanade controlled by accredited traffic managers.

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 Rundies 10K along with some awesome prizes from Rundies.  Presentations will be made at the finish line as soon as the top 3 runners have finished.

Insurance

Insurance for the Great Southern Run Fest is provided by http://www.vinsurancegroup.com.