The Rundies 10K

South Australia’s premier half marathon, 10K & 5K event with a stunning course taking in sections of scrub, wetlands, beach, esplanade & quiet back roads around Aldinga Bay. Our events are open to runners & walkers alike.

Participant experience is our priority and we pride ourselves on providing a quality event, outstanding atmosphere and exceptional value.

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.

Registrations for the inaugural Great Southern Half Marathon are now open!

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Event Information

Date Sunday 11 April 2021
Distance 10 km
Start Time 10:00 am – First Wave
Cut Off Time 2 hours
Start Line Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Norman Rd, Aldinga Beach
Finish Line Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Norman Rd, Aldinga Beach
Age Limit none
Online Registration Close 5:00pm, Thursday 8 April 2021

Insurance for the Great Southern Run Fest is provided by


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Early Bird Entry

To midnight on Sunday 28 February 2021

Standard Entry

To midnight on Sunday 4 April 2021

Last Minute

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
  • Aid Stations
  • Race Day Medical Support
  • Electronic Timing & Finisher Certificate
  • Post-Event Recovery Zone


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

Course Details

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.

Course Map

Download file: GSH-10K-2020.gpx

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 May 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 can be found on the Rundies 10K course at Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Hart Road and Aldinga Boat Ramp.

Cut Off Time

The Rundies 10K is open to runners and walkers. All participants must finish by 12:00 noon.

A tail walker will follow the last participant around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions.


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 Running Company Half Marathon 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 in May but you should remain aware of any vehicles around you.


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.