Race Rules

Event Exclusion

Due to Health and Safety, wheeled conveyances (including wheelchairs, baby buggies, scooters, bikes, inline skates) cannot be used for all events. The Kids Run is a family friendly event and will therefore allow baby buggies/prams to be used. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course. Headphones and personal music devices are discouraged.

Health and Safety

In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following;

  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times
  • Please obey instructions from race officials, volunteers, Police and traffic management at all times


Timing mats will be located at all start lines and at the finish line. Additionally, all runners will receive a split time at various points throughout the course. These will be updated with precise locations closer to the event date.

Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of your race number and will record your time. Timing chips do not need to be returned.

Placegetter results only will be published for each race on the Info Desk Board at the finish line. All timing results will be available online by age group category and will be based on participant's mat time.

Seeded Starts

In order to ensure a smooth start for all runners, seeded start zones will be in place at the start line of each event. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone depending on their expected finish time. All walkers must be at the end of the start line to ensure runners are not hindered. Please look for the expected finish time signage marked in the start area.


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Aid Stations

Each distance event will be well supported with Aid stations located across the course for all distances, approximately every 3.5km.

Aid stations will provide water, isotonic sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid. 

Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop service for the Marathon and Half Marathon, located at the Barossa Valley.

There will be a bag drop service available at the start area of the 10k race. This will then be transported to the finish line, Barossa Valley and available for you to collect when you complete your race. Please collect your bag by 4:00pm Saturday 20 October 2018 before you leave the Event Hub. Any remaining gear will be held at the event office, Barossa Valley until 1:00pm Sunday 21 October, and if not collected by this time will be donated to Charity.

All bags must be accompanied by the race number bag tag given at Bag Drop. Please ensure it is attached correctly before you leave your bag. Any gear left at the start lines or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.

Spectator Info


Spectator Viewing Locations

To ensure your support crew, family and friends can see you out there on the event course and cheer you on, we will identify three great spectator viewing locations. Please view the Spectator Zone Map and familiarise yourself with the best way to get around the course as a spectator and the access points for spectators. 

Finish Line Festival

The finish area will be the heart of Runaway Barossa's festival village located within the Barossa Valley. It will offer the full post-race experience; where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, appreciate a well-earned massage, refuel, and enjoy celebrating your achievement with friends and family. Find out all the fab things happening at the finish line on our Post Race Info page. 

Mobile APP

We will be launching a mobile app with key information on all that is happening at Runaway Barossa Marathon, this will also include an athlete tracker so you can follow your friends. More details on the App will be announced closer to the event.

Event Day Road Closures

There will be a number of road closures in the Barossa Region Area on event day. We will publish a road closure map closer to event day so you can familiarise yourself with these closures and plan your day and driving routes accordingly.

Run Guide

Please use the 2017 Run Guide as a reference. Your 2018 Run Guide will be available one month out from the event. 

This guide provides key race details and important event information including Race Bib Collection, Shuttle Busses, Parking, course, race rules, as well as general event and race information. 

Download Run Guide