Race Day Check

  • Your race number (and pins to attach it)
  • A personal bag for bag drop labelled with supplied bag tag
  • Weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap. 

You do not need to wear trail shoes as the course is smooth, easy, hard packed trails. There will be no replacement numbers or timing chips available at the race start areas. Please ensure you have completed the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions and a contact name and phone number (other than your own) in case of emergency.

Please pin your race number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest and make sure it is clearly visible. You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Your race number carries your disposable timing chip which is your unique timing device for the race. You must wear your race number to be classified as a starter and a finisher of the race and have your time recorded. Timing chips do not need to be returned. 

Event Shuttle Service

Please use the below information as a guide. 2018 shuttle bus information will be available shortly. 

Make your race day easy and stress-free with our event shuttle bus service. The following services will be available for all athletes should you choose to let us take care of your transport on the day. Please select an option during your registration to purchase a bus ticket.

*Please note: the shuttle service must be pre-booked, the option to purchase tickets not be available on race morning.


  • 10k Shuttle Bus - Free for all 10k participants to 10k start line from Barossa Valley.
  • Adelaide Shuttle Bus- $40 Return or $20 One Way.

Shuttle Buses depart from Pullman Adelaide Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square, and drop off at the Barossa Valley.

Pre Race
From To Departs Arrives Suggested Athletes
Adelaide Barossa Valley 5:00am  6:15am approx. 10km & Marathon
Adelaide Barossa Valley 5:30am 6:45am approx. Marathon & Half Marathon
Adelaide Barossa Valley 6:00am 7:15am approx.  Half Marathon
Barossa Valley 10k Start line 05:45am 06:45am 10km
Post Race
From To Departs
Barossa Valley Adelaide 10:00am
Barossa Valley Adelaide 2:00pm
Barossa Valley Adelaide 4:00pm

Please note:
Shuttle buses will leave on time. Please ensure you are on your correct bus to make your race start. 


Some great advice from Gaz Brown from GetRunning, here's his first hot tip from his preview run of the track a few weeks ago.

Training Tip 1

Having run on the course surface in the Barossa Valley in a recent visit to this mind boggling, awe-inspiring wine country.. get ready for some nice rolling variable surfaces. If you like a nice wide open space to run in then this is for you! Get ready for a nice even tar seal road surface with hard packed limestone mixed in for variation. I actually found the hard packed limestone nice to run on, it wasn’t too loose under foot and it seemed to flow really well. You won’t need off road shoes for this race, just some fresh road shoes.

Weather wise… I ran in 21 degrees and found it very pleasant (keeping in mind thats the approximate temperature around proposed race date) its more of a dry heat, so while it may look hot and sweaty, remember the mornings can be cool and days can be stunning and a really nice dry running heat. I must admit when I first got there I was pessimistic, but once I got the running shoes on and got on the running course I found it to be peaceful, comfortable and really enjoyable, get ready for a running treat!

Training Programs


Marathon start line

Parking is available at the Start line, Barossa Valley.

Half Marathon start line

Parking is available at the Start line, Barossa Valley.

10km start line

Parking is available at the Finish line venue, Barossa Valley. We will be operating a free shuttle bus service for all 10k athletes from the Finish line venue, Barossa Valley to the 10k start line on Stonewell Rd, Tanunda.
Please note there is no parking available at the 10k start line, so we highly recommend utilising the free shuttle service or be dropped off.

Finish line

Parking is available at the Finish line venue, Barossa Valley.

Road Closures

With an event of this size, we rely on the goodwill of businesses and residents to help us make the event a success. To assist those that live or work near or on the course, we will produce a map of the traffic access plan, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place on Saturday 20 October 2018.

Once finalised, closer to the event date we will publish this plan so you can familiarise yourself with the information, and share this with others, so you understand how the event and the associated road closures may affect you. If there is any queries please feel free to contact the Runaway Barossa Team.