The 5K at the Great Southern Half Marathon is run on Silver Sands Beach and 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 2 October 2022
Distance 5 km
Start Time 11:30 am
Cut Off Time 1 hour
Start-Finish Line Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Norman Rd, Aldinga Beach
Age Limit 10 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
Online Registration Close Thursday 29 September 2022


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Tranche 1 Registrations (Early Bird) $25 to 24 July 2022

Tranche 2 Registrations (General Release) $30 to 4 September 2022

Tranche 3 Registrations (Late Entry) $35

Costs shown include GST and all administration & credit card fees – what you see is what you pay!


  • Race Entry
  • 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 $10 when you register online.

Course Details

Course Description

The 5K starts on Silver Sands Beach at the Norman Road access ramp.  Runers head south on the beach for 500m south before completing a U-turn and heading 2.5 km north to the Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp.  Runners will then complete a 2nd U-turn before following the beach for a further 2 km south to glory at the finish line on the beach in front of Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

Course Map

Download file: GSHM Beach 5K 20220925.gpx

Drink Stations

A water station will be located at the start/finish area, but there will be no drink stations located on the 5K course.

We do not expect it to be too warm in October 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.


Toilets will be available at the start/finish area.

Course Cut Off Time

The 5K is open to runners and walkers with a 1 hour 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.



Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 male and first 3 female placegetters in the 5K.  Presentations will be made at the finish line (time TBC).