The 5K at the Richard Hamilton Wines McLaren Vale Marathonis a beautiful run through the vines with the stunning backdrop of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges.

Registrations are now open!

Event Information

Date Sunday 21 April 2024
Distance 5 km
Start Time 10:00 am
Cut Off Time 1 hour
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 18 April 2024

In-person registrations will be available at the Race Village on Saturday 20 April.  Race day registrations will NOT be available.

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Launch Pricing

To midnight on Sunday 31 December 2023

Early Bird

To midnight on Sunday 10 March 2024
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

A finisher’s medal can be purchased online with your registration for $8 with an additional option to pre-purchase engraving of your name and finish time for $10.

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 5K will START ON MAIN ROAD AT THE FRONT OF RICHARD HAMILTON WINES (approximately 800m from the finish line) to avoid conflict with oncoming runners in other distance runs returning tot he finish area.

5K runners will follow an out-and-back course along Main Road towards Willunga before joining the Shiraz Trail to a turnaround point before reaching Binney Road.  Runners will then retrace their steps back to the finish line at Richard Hamilton Wines.

The 5K course has total elevation change of approximately 10m.


Course Map

Download file: MVM - 5K 20240105.gpx

Course Cut-Off

The 5K course will be progressively closed at a pace of 12 minutes per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 1 hour).

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.