Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon 2013

Run the scenic Reisling Trail towards Penwortham in our first half marathon of the year.


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Clare2013LogoOn Sunday 7 April, our first half marathon of the year will be held in the gorgeous Clare Valley.

It's worth the trip to come to this great event. Clare is north east of Adelaide on the Horrocks Highway (formerly Main North Road) and it will take you just under two hours to get there.

The Clare Valley is one of South Australia's best known wine regions. The wineries are outstanding, with so many to choose from. There are more than 40 cellar doors. The early settlers were mainly of British and German descent and their influence can still be found in the Clare Valley. A lot of the original buildings remain and are now used as cosy guest houses, restaurants and galleries.

It's a lovely country town for a weekend away. It is so popular that accommodation fills up quickly. If you are thinking about spending the weekend in Clare, make sure you book sooner rather than later.

Entry details

Clare2013 2Early bird entries close 8am, Monday 25 March 2013.

Bibs will be available for collection from the SARRC office from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday 4 April and Friday 5 April, as well as at the venue on race morning.
Please allow plenty of time on race morning to collect your bib.

Race day entry will incur a $10 surcharge.

The half marathon course

The course will follow the Riesling Trail – along the former railway line sourth from Clare, with the turnaround point at Penwortham. You will run past vineyards, mixed farms and natural bushland. The trail is a compacted surface and has a very small gradient, allowing you to come home fast.

Clare2013For family members and supporters, there are plenty of spots along the Riesling Trail where you can cheer the runners on.

This year we will have the kids' fun run again on the oval. Children who want to participate in this event can enter on the day.

Below are links to some Garmin course maps. Note these are indicative only and not 100% accurate. Once opened, change the view to metric by going to the right hand side top corner of the screen. Tick off laps in the right hand side corner to see distance markers. Click player to see a bigger map and an elevation profile.

5km course
21.1km course

Training program

Club Coach Chris Taylor has put together an easy to follow 12 week training program for our half marathons in 2013. Read more here and start training today!

Make a weekend of it

The Clare Valley Half Marathon is a good one to bring the whole family to and make a fun weekend away. After the run, you could go to the Clare Valley Food, Wine and Art Market in Ennis Park next to Clare Town Hall, or visit one of the many wineries.

Greg Cooley, who is one of our major sponsors, will have a barbecue at his cellar door (vegetarian option available). Catering for adults is available for $15 and kids can enjoy a sausage sizzle for $1. If you are interested in attending, please call the cellar door on 8843 4284 to book (as places are limited). Local singer Danny Hooper will also be performing.

Greg will also give a 20% discount to competitors when they purchase wine at his cellar door.

The Clare Valley Business and Tourism Assocaiton can help with all your accommodation needs.

Race features

  • Course marshals, kilometre markers and course signs, with traffic control at road crossings
  • Fruit, protein drink and muesli bar at the finish
  • Drink stations every 5km
  • Course will close and marshals withdrawn at 8:30 min/km for 21.1km runners
  • Toilets, showers and change facilities
  • Local service groups will share in the profits from this event
  • Trophies/medals for the first three male and female runners and the first three walkers (unisex)
  • Random draw prizes

We are looking forward to seeing many familes at the race.

Can you help?
We will need extra volunteers to assist at the finish line on race day, as well as some people who aren't travelling to Clare who will be available on Sunday afternoon to unload the truck at the SA Road Runners Club in Adelaide. If you can assist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Race Director: Wendy Janssens

When and where
Sunday 7 April 2013

Start: Dominic Street (across from the oval)
Finish: Town Oval, western side of Main North Road, Clare

21.1km walk: 7.30am
21.1km run: 8am
10km: 8.45am
5km: 9am
1km kids run: 10.15am
Presentations: 11am

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Also supported by

St John, SES, Riesling Trail, Yin Yang Remedial Massage and Sportspower Clare

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