The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation 5K

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!

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation

All kids need sport. But some need it more than others. Our Foundation is about making potentially life-saving impacts on children in extreme disadvantaged communities. For them, the risk of taking the wrong path is always present. That is why we believe in the medicine of sport.

“I have seen first-hand the difference sport can make to children – to their lives now and in their future. And that is what this Foundation is all about – giving these kids access to a better life by giving them access to sport ” – Roger Rasheed

Event Information

Date Sunday 11 April 2021
Distance 5 km
Start Time 11:00 am – First Wave
Cut Off Time 1 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 25m elevation change over 5 kilometres.< Course Description
Starting on Norman Road, participants in the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation 5K will run or walk west for 700m before turning left into Aldinga scrub. Follow the road & fire trail until you exit the scrub on to Cox Road. A section of gravel road will take you to the Aldinga Beach Caravan Park where you will turn left into the Aldinga Scrub at gate 3 along Boomerang Track.

You will then follow the sealed roads bordering the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park – Acacia Terrace, Sheoak Avenue, Kestrel Terrace, Wattle Avenue and Acacia Terrace again – back to Norman Road. There are 2 very short sections of sandy paths along this section of the course.

When you reach Norman Road you will turn right and head eastwards back to the finish line at the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Please run/walk within the coned section of Norman Road and follow instructions from the traffic managers at the intersection with the Esplanade.

Course Map

Download file: GSH-5K-2020.gpx

Drink Stations

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

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.


Toilets will be available at the start/finish area.

Tail Walker

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation 5K is open to runners and walkers and there will be no 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 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 Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation 5K. Presentations will be made at the finish line as soon as the top 3 runners have finished.