The 10K at the Richard Hamilton Wines McLaren Vale Marathon is a beautiful run through the vines with the stunning backdrop of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges.


Event Information

Date Sunday 27 April 2025
Distance 10 km
Start Time TBC
Cut Off Time 2 hours
Start-Finish Line On Main Road at the front of Richard Hamilton Wines approx. 800m from the finish line
Age Limit 12 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
Online Registrations Close Midnight on Thursday 24 April 2025

In-person registrations will be available at the Race Village on Saturday 26 April.  Race day registrations will NOT be available.

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Launch Pricing

Entry fees include GST and all administration & credit card fees – what you see is what you pay!


  • Race Entry
  • Aid Stations
  • Race Day Medical Support
  • Electronic Timing
  • Finisher Medal
  • Post-Event Recovery Zone

Refunds and credits cannot be processed in the 4 weeks before race day unless you have taken out additional Diamond Cover.  Please refer to our Refund Policy page for full details.

Course Description

All courses are currently provisional, subject to council and government permits being obtained.

The 10K is run over a single lap in an anti-clockwise direction (see map below).  Please note that the course STARTS ON MAIN ROAD AT THE FRONT OF RICHARD HAMILTON WINES (approximately 800m from the finish line) so that the run is an accurate 10K.

Runners will start by heading along Main Road towards Willunga before joining the Shiraz Trail to Binney Road.  Runners will run the length of Strout Road before turning left on to McMurtrie Road.  Runners will rejoin the Shiraz Trail to Rifle Range Road, then Main Road back to Richard Hamilton Wines.

The 10K course has total elevation change of approximately 50m.


Course Map

Download file: MVM - 10K 20231227.gpx

Drink Stations

A drink station with water and a portable toilet will be located on Binney Road at approximately 4 km. Only compostable cups will be used at this event.  Runners may carry their own sports drinks/gels. Rubbish must be deposited in the bins provided at the drink stations. Littering on course will result in disqualification.

Course Cut-Off

The 10K course will be progressively closed at a pace of 12 minutes per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 2 hours).

A tail runner will follow the last runner around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions. 


Please be courteous to our course marshals and other event team members. Remember that they are giving up their time to make sure that you can enjoy your run.


All Traffic Guidance Schemes have full approval from the necessary authorities and roads are managed by accredited traffic controllers from Workzone Traffic Control Pty Ltd for the duration of the event.


Presentations for the first 3 male and first 3 female place-getters will take place at Richard Hamilton Wines on Sunday morning (time TBC).  Award winners must be in attendance to receive prizes.