The Great Southern was established as a race for Southern Athletic Club members & friends in 2016.  Registrations were then opened to allcomers 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.