Half Marathon

The Victor Harbor Half Marathon is run on a quick, flat course along the Encounter Bay Bikeway.

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 21.1 km
Start Time 7:00 am
Cut Off Time 3 hours
Start – Finish Line Soldiers Memorial Reserve, Esplanade, Victor Harbor
Age Limit 15 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 Half Marathon follows a 2 lap course along the Encounter Bay bikeway.  The course is on fully sealed paths and roads and is reasonably flat, with around 40m of elevation change over 21.1 KM.

Starting on the Esplanade near Hotel Victor, the Victor Harbor Half Marathon course heads south west for 4 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 the start-finish area to complete lap 1.  Lap 2 is a repeat of lap 1, with runners finishing on Soldiers Memorial Reserve.

    Course Map

    Download file: VHHM Half Marathon Course 20221116.gpx

    Drink Stations

    Water stations on the half marathon course will be located at:

    2.3 KM – Franklin Parade / Wood Street
    5.7 KM – Franklin Parade / Wood Street
    8.3 KM – Flinders Parade / Granite Island Road
    10.3 KM – Flinders Parade / Granite Island Road
    14.6 KM – Franklin Parade / Wood Street
    16.3 KM – Franklin Parade / Wood Street
    18.9 KM – Flinders Parade / Granite Island Road

    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 half marathon course that you will pass multiple times on each lap:


              • Lions Park Play Ground, Esplanade
              • Kent Reserve
              • Esplanade at Whalers Road 
              • Flinders Parade
              • Skate Park / Croquet Club

    Cut Off Time

    The Victor Harbor Half Marathon course will be progressively closed at a pace of 8:30 per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 3 hours).

    A tail runner will follow the last runner around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions. If you fail to maintain the minimum pace you will be asked to stop and return directly to the finish area. This is the last thing we want to do on race day so if you are not confident that you can complete the half marathon in under 3 hours please enter either the 10K or 5K event instead.


    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 Half Marathon. Presentations will be made at the finish line shortly after the top 3 runners have finished.