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Start Running is a 12 week course where you will be introduced (or re-introduced) to the world of running with a goal of completing a 5K or 10K SARRC event at the end of the 12 week period.

Our Start Runners program provides a supportive, inclusive and non-judgmental environment to assist new and returning runners.

SARRC’s experienced coaches and instructors will support and encourage you to achieve your running goals. Training sessions will take you through the fundamentals of running and start with easy jogging to slowly build up your running skills each week.

Our aim is to help you to achieve your running goals – whatever these might be, e.g. improve self-confidence, have some much-needed ‘me’ time, run your first km without stopping, or work up to running 5 or 10K.

In celebration of SARRC's 40th birthday, term 1 Start Running is free!   



You must however be a SARRC Member (an insurance requirement).  SARRC membership is great value. You will be entitled to 20% discount on registration when you take on the challenge of your first (and subsequent!) SARRC events.

If you are not already a member, you can join before you start (click on the button below) or take advantage of a temporary membership for up to 2 sessions - try before you buy.

Note: classes are flexible - if you can’t make it to every session – no problem! 

To talk to a Start Running Leader, or to register for a Start Running Class, please contact the SARRC Office: 

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Phone: 0403 039 307

To talk to SARRC’s Club Coach Kent Dredge: 

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Term dates for 2022:        Target Races 
TERM 1: 3/1-27/3             Dolphin 5K 13/2       Clare 10Km 3/4
TERM 2: 4/4-26/6             Barossa 5K 29/5       Hills 2 Henley 10Km 24/7
TERM 3: 4/7-25/9             Adelaide 5K 21/8     McLaren Vale 10K 16/10
TERM 4: 3/10-22/12        Glenelg 5Km 13/11   Dolphin 10Km 12/02

Term dates for 2023:
TERM 1: 2/1-26/3
TERM 2: 3/4-25/6
TERM 3: 3/7-24/9
TERM 4: 2/10-21/12

For more information about our classes and to register, please select the location where you'd like to Start Running!


North Adelaide- Sunday at 7.30am


South Terrace – Currently not active

Goodwood – Saturdays at 7.45am


Glenelg - Tuesday at 5:30pm



Upcoming Events

21 Aug 2022
07:00AM - 02:00PM
PREPD Adelaide Marathon Festival 2022
28 Aug 2022
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Yurrebilla 56K Ultra 2022 Training Run #3
25 Sep 2022
06:00AM - 05:30PM
Yurrebilla 56k (and 28k) Ultra 2022

About Us

At the South Australian Road Runners Club (SARRC) it is our vision that everyone has the opportunity to run. We are inclusive and committed to welcoming you. SARRC was originally established in 1980 for people interested in running the Adelaide Marathon. The Adelaide Marathon is still our flagship event and is going strong after 40 years. We have grown from a local running group to the largest running group in South Australia.

Interested in joining? Check out the Membership info via the main menu.

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