The Victor Harbor 5K is run on a quick, flat course along the Encounter Bay Bikeway, suitable for both runners and walkers.

Come for the run and stay a little longer to enjoy the beaches and stunning coastlines of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula and sample Victor Harbor’s friendly hospitality.

Event Information

Date Sunday 4 December 2022
Distance 5 km
Start Time 8:30 am
Cut Off Time 1 hour
Start – Finish Line Soldiers Memorial Reserve, Esplanade, Victor Harbor
Age Limit 12 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
Online Registration Close 5:00pm, Saturday 3 December 2022

Race day registrations will NOT be available.



Entry Fees & Inclusions

Super Early Bird

To midnight on Sunday 9 October 2022

Early Bird

To midnight on Sunday 6 November 2022

Standard Entry

To midnight on Thursday 1 December 2022

Late Entry

To 5:00 pm on Saturday 3 December 2022

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
  • Post-Event Recovery Zone

A finisher’s medal can be purchased online with your registration for $10. 

Course Details

All courses are currently provisional, subject to final council approvals.

The Victor Harbor 5K follows a 1 lap course along the Encounter Bay bikeway.  The course is on fully sealed paths and roads and is reasonably flat, with around 15m of elevation change over 5 KM.

Starting at the Soldiers’ Memorial Reserve on the Esplanade, the Victor Harbor 5K course heads south west for 1.25 KM before runners turn back to follow the same route back to the start-finish area.  Runners then head north east for 1.25 KM  to the Victor Harbor sailing club before returning to finish on Soldiers Memorial Reserve.

Course Map

Download file: VHHM 5K Course 20221025.gpx

Drink Stations

There will be one water stations on the 5K course located at 2.9K just past the Granite Island Causeway as you run north.

Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used during the Victor Harbor Half Marathon to minimize our impact on the environment. Please try to hit the bins provided at the water stations and be aware that littering on the course will result in disqualification.  Runners may also carry their own drink bottle or cup to refill at water stations.


A number of public toilets can be found along the 5K course that you will pass multiple times:


            • Lions Park Play Ground, Esplanade
            • Kent Reserve
            • Skate Park / Croquet Club

Cut Off Time

The Victor Harbor 5K course will be progressively closed at a pace of 12 minutes per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 1 hour) so is suitable for both runners and walkers.

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


Please be courteous to our marshals and other volunteers. Remember that they are giving up their Sunday morning to make sure that you will enjoy your run.



Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 male and first 3 female place-getters in the Victor Harbor 5K. Presentations will be made at the finish line shortly after the top 3 runners have finished.