SARRC’s first half marathon of the year is held in the beautiful Clare Valley and is the first event of our “Triple Crown Series” which includes the Clare Valley, Greenbelt and McLaren Vale events.
The Clare Valley is one of South Australia’s oldest wine regions and it’s world-renowned for producing elegant Rieslings. The Clare Valley Half Marathon follows part of the Riesling Trail.
Getting to the Clare Valley: Driving time from Adelaide to Clare is just over two hours. A coach service also operates between Adelaide, the Clare Valley and other regional localities. Visit YP Coaches for more information.
Getting around the Clare Valley: Car is by far the easiest way to get around the region, however, the region does provide a picture book backdrop for a leisurely bike ride. More information on bike hire here.
Information on things to see and do in the Clare Valley can be found on the Clare Valley Tourism website.
Kids Fun Run – Around the Clare Oval
Half Marathon: 08:00am
Kids Fun Run: 10:00am
Parking is available in the Oval Carpark, or in surrounding streets.
Race Bib Collection:
Saturday 21 April 2pm-5pm – Clare Valley Visitor Information Centre, 8 Spring Gully Rd, Clare SA 5453
Sunday 22 April 7am-8:30am – The Valleys Lifestyle Centre, 180 Main N Rd, Clare SA 5453 (self-serve)
Course Cut Off:
Half Marathon: 3hours | 11:00am | 8m30sec/kms
10K: 2.5hours | 11:00am | 15m00sec/kms
5K: 2.25hours | 11:00am | 27m00sec/kms
DS1: 3.5K – Water
DS2: 5.5K – Tailwind and Water
DS3: 9K – Water
DS4: 12K – Water
DS5: 15.5K – Tailwind and Water
DS6: 17.5K – Water
DS7: 21.1K – Water
DS1: 3.5K – Water
DS2: 6.5K – Water
DS1: 1.5K – Water
DS2: 3.5K – Water
Would you like to run the Clare Valley 5K, 10K or Half Marathon for free? Can you maintain a consistent pace for a half marathon? Are you willing to motivate others throughout the run to achieve their running goal?
We are currently seeking interest from members who would like to pace at the Clare Valley event on the 22nd April 2018. Ideally you have some experience as a pacer before, however, as long as you have had experience running the requested distance a number of times in the past we will consider you.
If this describes you & you are interested in being one of the pacers at the Clare Valley Half Marathon, please contact [email protected] expressing which event you would like to be considered for and the time that you can run this event in comfortably (ideally should be at least 10mins slower than the most recent time you ran this distance). If you were not planning on running in Clare, we are also seeking interest for Pacers for our other events throughout the year.
Protect the Region
Users of The Riesling Trail are asked to be considerate of the flora and fauna, other trail users, property and residents. Please take all your rubbish away with you and remember it’s a shared path. Be considerate to other walkers, runners and cyclists who aren’t part of the event.
A percentage of your entry fee is donated to the Riesling Trail Committee.
Phylloxera – South Australia is a declared phylloxera-free state. The phylloxera louse is a significant threat to the health of the valley’s vineyards. Users are asked to observe signage at all times and not enter vineyards without permission.
|Entries Open||Monday 25th September 2017|
|Super Early Bird Close||Monday 2nd October 2017|
|Early Bird Close||Sunday 11th March 2018 @ Midnight|
|Refunds Close||Sunday 25th March 2018 @ Midnight|
|Participant to Participant Transfers Close||Sunday 25th March 2018 @ Midnight|
|Self-Edit Close||Wednesday 11th April 2018 @ Midnight|
|Distance Transfer Close||Wednesday 11th April 2018 @ Midnight|
|Entries Close||Thursday 19th April 2018 @ Midday|
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