Crafting great wines from great vinyards, Leconfield Wines is the host and premier sponsor of the McLaren Vale Marathon.
With a proud family tradition in winemaking dating back to the establishment of South Australia’s first vineyard in 1837, Leconfield is the home of three of South Australia’s leading wine labels – Leconfield Coonawarra, Syn Sparkling Wines and Richard Hamilton Wines.
|Date||Sunday 11 April 2021|
|Start Time||8:00 am|
|Cut Off Time||6 hours|
|Start & Finish Line||Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines, Main Road, McLaren Vale|
|Age Limit||18 years on race day|
|Online Registrations Close||Midnight, Wednesday 7 April 2021|
Entry Fees & Inclusions
|Standard Entry||$120||To midnight on Sunday 28 February 2021|
|Late Entry||$145||To midnight on Sunday 4 April 2021|
|Last Minute||$170||To 12 noon, Saturday 10 April 2021|
Costs shown include GST and all administration & credit card fees – what you see is what you pay!
- Race Entry
- Drink Stations
- Race Day Medical Support
- Electronic Timing & Finisher Certificate
- Finisher Medal
- Post-Event Recovery Zone
- Free Gift For Every Runner – Hexagonal Wooden Medal Display
- Free Entry to the Leconfield Wines Movie Night
- Free Entry to the Presentations & Post-Race
Race Pack Distribution
The race pack postage option has now closed and all bibs were mailed on 29 March to ensure delivery before race weekend. Race bibs for all new registrations must be collected from Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday 9 April or from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday 10 April.
Please note that race packs will NOT be available for collection before race start on Sunday morning.
All courses are currently provisional, subject to council and government permits being obtained.
8 drinks stations will be located along the Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale Marathon course, providing a variety of water, lemon lime Nuun electrolyte drink and toilet facilities. Runners may carry their own sports drinks/gels. Rubbish must be deposited in the bins provided at drink stations. Littering on course will result in disqualification.
|1||Malpas Road Turnaround||6.5 KM||Y||Y||Y|
|2||California Road||10 KM||Y||Y|
|California Road / Aldinga Road||11 KM||Y|
|3||Aldinga Road||16 KM||Y||Y|
|4||Hahn Road Turnaround||21 KM||Y||Y||Y|
|5||Aldinga Road||26 KM||Y||Y|
|California Road / Aldinga Road||30.5||Y|
|6||California Road||31.5 KM||Y||Y||Y|
|7||Malpas Road Turnaround||35.5 KM||Y||Y||Y|
|8||Pethick Road||39.5 KM||Y||Y||Y|
Marathon runners who wish to have their own refreshments available to collect from designated drink stations on course must drop them off at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale at bib collection from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday 9 April or by 2:00 pm on Saturday 10 April.
- Drink containers are not to be any taller than 21cm in total including all attachments
- Personal drinks drop off will close at 2.00pm, Saturday 10 April
- No balloons or sticks are to be attached
- Your race number must be clearly shown on the bottle/container along with the drink station number and distance
- It is your responsibility to find your own bottle at the designated drinks station
- Rubbish must be deposited in the bins provided. Littering on course will result in disqualification.
- The personal drinks service is available to competitors in the full marathon only
Prize money will be paid to individuals and teams/clubs participating in the marathon distance event only. All amounts shown are in AUD.
Individual Marathon Placegetters
Marathon Team Awards*
| Male Marathon|
|$500||Lowest combined position scores of the first 3 male marathon finishers for your club/team|
|Female Marathon Team Champions||$500||Lowest combined position scores of the first 3 female marathon finishers for your club/team|
|SA Participation Prize||$500||Highest total number of male and female marathon finishers for a SA-based club/team**|
|Interstate Participation Prize||$500||Highest total number of male and female marathon finishers for an interstate-based club/team**|
* Runners must nominate their club or team at the time of registration. Runners may nominate to represent one club only
** A club or team with one or more runners registered with an address in South Australia will be considered to be SA-based for the purposes of this award. An interstate-based team must have no runners registered with an address in South Australia. Teams must have a minimum of 5 marathon finishers to qualify for a participation prize
Presentations for top 3 male and female marathon place-getters and marathon team champions will take place at 3:00 pm during our Presentations and Post-Race on Sunday afternoon. Award winners must be in attendance to receive trophies and prizes.