The 10K at the Great Southern Half Marathon follows a stunning course through scrub, wetlands, beach, esplanade & quiet back roads around Aldinga Bay. The 10K is open to runners & walkers alike.

Your experience is our priority and we pride ourselves on providing a quality event and outstanding atmosphere.

Come to enjoy the beaches and stunning coastlines of the Fleurieu Peninsula and sample the hospitality of the McLaren Vale region where you’ll find some of the best wines, produce and microbreweries in Australia.


Event Information

Date Sunday 29 September 2024
Distance 10 km
Start Time 8:05 am
Cut Off Time 2 hours
Start-Finish Line Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Norman Rd, Aldinga Beach
Age Limit 12 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
Online Registration Close Thursday 26 September 2024


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Launch Pricing

To midnight on Sunday 7 July 2024

Early Bird

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
  • Post-Event Recovery Zone
  • Basic Refund Cover (enhanced Diamond Cover is available for a small additional fee)

A finisher’s medal can be purchased for $8 when you register online, with an additional option for your medal to be engraved with your name and finish time.

Course Details

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

Course Description
Starting on the beach, you will run approximately 500m to the 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 to glory at the finish line in front of Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

Course Map

Download file: GSHM 10K 20220925.gpx

Drink Stations

Drink stations on the 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 September so please drink to thirst & be careful not to over-hydrate.

Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used 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 can be found on the 10K course at Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club and Aldinga Boat Ramp.

Course Cut Off Time

The 10K is open to runners and walkers with a 2 hours cut off time for finishing the course. 

A tail walker will follow the last participant around the course for safety reasons.


Please be courteous to our marshals and other volunteers. Remember that they are giving up their Sunday morning to make sure that you will enjoy your run.


Traffic Management

Much of the 10K course is run 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 but you should remain aware of any vehicles around you.


Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male and first 3 female placegetters in the 10K.  Presentations will be made at the finish line (time TBC).