Beginner Friendly Running Events in South Australia

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JUN30
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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
Murray Bridge, SA, Australia

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

AUD $15 - AUD $75
Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
MAY26
Adelaide Marathon

Join in on one of Adelaides most iconic running events the annual Adelaide Marathon. The Adelaide Marathon will be the first large State Marathon on the Australian Calendar this year and will take on some further course improvements from last years addition.

The Adelaide Marathon has attracted over 30,000 entrants since the inaugural year and we cant wait to share the journey with you this year!

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Adelaide Marathon

13 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000, AustraliaView event
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Join in on one of Adelaides most iconic running events the annual Adelaide Marathon. The Adelaide Marathon will be the first large State Marathon on the Australian Calendar this year and will take on some further course improvements from last years addition.

The Adelaide Marathon has attracted over 30,000 entrants since the inaugural year and we cant wait to share the journey with you this year!

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Adelaide Marathon
JUL21
Greenbelt Challenge

Originally starting out as the Half Marathon Distance of the Adelaide Marathon, Greenbelt has evolved over the years; from changes to its course to shorter distances being added.

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Greenbelt Challenge

1 Esplanade, West Beach SA 5024, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Originally starting out as the Half Marathon Distance of the Adelaide Marathon, Greenbelt has evolved over the years; from changes to its course to shorter distances being added.

AUD $20 - AUD $65
Greenbelt Challenge
AUG11
Barossa Marathon
Tanunda, SA, Australia

Starting at the Tanunda Town Oval, the relatively flat course will take participants through iconic Barossa Valley vineyards and wineries, finishing in the main street. Everyone from beginners to advanced runners are welcome.

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Barossa Marathon

Lord Lyndoch, 6 Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda SA 5352, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Starting at the Tanunda Town Oval, the relatively flat course will take participants through iconic Barossa Valley vineyards and wineries, finishing in the main street. Everyone from beginners to advanced runners are welcome.

AUD $20 - AUD $120
Barossa Marathon
OCT13
McLaren Vale Running Festival

SARRCs final event in the Triple Crown Series is held in McLaren Vale, one of South Australias best kept secrets, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half marathon course takes in the Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga, with a loop along the rail trail between McLaren Vale and Seaford. The 10km and 5km courses are a fast dash towards Willunga and back.

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McLaren Vale Running Festival

Signboys PTY Ltd., 5/203 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

SARRCs final event in the Triple Crown Series is held in McLaren Vale, one of South Australias best kept secrets, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half marathon course takes in the Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga, with a loop along the rail trail between McLaren Vale and Seaford. The 10km and 5km courses are a fast dash towards Willunga and back.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
McLaren Vale Running Festival
JUN30
Pichi Richi Marathon
Port Augusta, SA, Australia

The Pichi Richi has the full marathon, along with a half marathon and 10.5km, 5km & 1km fun runs.

All distances follow the same route, starting at different locations along the way, with all events finishing at the Quorn Oval Complex.

For over 3 decades, the Pichi Richi Marathon has been a family fun tradition for people of all ages. Participants love getting out in the community, mixing, mingling, keeping fit and supporting charity at the same time! It is organised by the Rotary Club of Port Augusta.

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Pichi Richi Marathon

56 Bailey St, Port Augusta SA 5700, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Pichi Richi has the full marathon, along with a half marathon and 10.5km, 5km & 1km fun runs.

All distances follow the same route, starting at different locations along the way, with all events finishing at the Quorn Oval Complex.

For over 3 decades, the Pichi Richi Marathon has been a family fun tradition for people of all ages. Participants love getting out in the community, mixing, mingling, keeping fit and supporting charity at the same time! It is organised by the Rotary Club of Port Augusta.

Pichi Richi Marathon
OCT6
Western Coastal Marathon

Welcome to the The Western Coastal Marathon. This is an epic locally organised event is for those who just love running.

This fun and low cost race has a variety of distances with all proceeds going to BRAVEHEARTS. The run stretched along the Adelaide coastline with distances including 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 2 x 42.2km, 50km & 100km run along the Adelaide coastline.

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Western Coastal Marathon

75 Esplanade, Semaphore SA 5019, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the The Western Coastal Marathon. This is an epic locally organised event is for those who just love running.

This fun and low cost race has a variety of distances with all proceeds going to BRAVEHEARTS. The run stretched along the Adelaide coastline with distances including 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 2 x 42.2km, 50km & 100km run along the Adelaide coastline.

Western Coastal Marathon
NOV17
Glenelg Classic

Celebrate the end of the year with SARRC with a fast out and back course along the Glenelg Coastal Path!
The Glenelg Coastal Path is known for being a flat and easy trail with scenic views of the coast as well as passing some iconic landmarks. Come get active and enjoy the beautiful Adelaide beaches!

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Glenelg Classic

22 High St, Glenelg SA 5045, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Celebrate the end of the year with SARRC with a fast out and back course along the Glenelg Coastal Path!
The Glenelg Coastal Path is known for being a flat and easy trail with scenic views of the coast as well as passing some iconic landmarks. Come get active and enjoy the beautiful Adelaide beaches!

Glenelg Classic
DEC15
Port Loop Coastal

The Port Loop Coastal is a low key, a low-cost fun event held over 2 days showcasing Port Adelaide's Inner Harbour from Saturday, 15 December to Sunday, 16 December 2018.

The 3.5km loop around the port's harbour is a shared cycle/walk path which will be run anti-clockwise from Hart's Mill. The path provides opportunities for active lifestyles, a chance to relax, enjoyment from views of the river and the Port and hopefully some dolphin-watching too!

The area includes community amenities such as an expanse of lawn, seating, shade, BBQ area and car parking. There is also an awesome kids playground on offer.

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Port Loop Coastal

30 Quebec St, Port Adelaide SA 5015, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Port Loop Coastal is a low key, a low-cost fun event held over 2 days showcasing Port Adelaide's Inner Harbour from Saturday, 15 December to Sunday, 16 December 2018.

The 3.5km loop around the port's harbour is a shared cycle/walk path which will be run anti-clockwise from Hart's Mill. The path provides opportunities for active lifestyles, a chance to relax, enjoyment from views of the river and the Port and hopefully some dolphin-watching too!

The area includes community amenities such as an expanse of lawn, seating, shade, BBQ area and car parking. There is also an awesome kids playground on offer.

Port Loop Coastal

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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