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2024 Chateau Tanunda Barossa Valley
Running Festival

On Sunday May 26, the 2024 Chateau Tanunda Barossa Marathon Festival will be held at Tanunda, with more than 2,500 participants set to take part in the various races.

The much-anticipated event promises an unforgettable experience set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Barossa Valley.

Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner, a beginner looking to kick-start your running journey, or a family seeking a fun-filled day out, this festival has something for everyone.

Organising body, the South Australian Road Runners Club (SARRC) is excited to return to the region and for the third year in a row, SARRC has partnered with the iconic Chateau Tanunda, to deliver an experience that showcases the beauty of the Barossa Valley Region with food, entertainment, and some of the best wine in the region.

Choose your challenge from four distances. The marathon, which offers the ultimate test of endurance, the half marathon which is perfect for both seasoned runners and those looking to step up from shorter distances, the 10km run which is ideal for beginners and intermediate runners and the 5km fun run which is deigned for participants of all ages and fitness levels.

Also, the festival’s Kids Dash offers a chance for children to join in on the excitement with a fun-filled dash tailored just for them. Participation in the Kids Dash is free, making it the perfect opportunity for families to bond and share the joy of running together.

After your event, Chateau Tanunda will be the location for food, wine and music for the perfect post-race celebrations.

The Barossa Valley has a rich history in hosting prestigious running festivals that embrace the essence of the region.

It’s first race was held in 1981 under the name ‘Kaiser-Stuhl Vintage Run’ which hosted a 17km event.

In 2005 the South Australian Road Runners Club, a not-for-profit running club, became involved and average participation doubled from 112 to 225 per year by 2009. During the next decade a new running boom doubled this to 450 per year.

From 2010 various new routes were tried, including an extension to Bethany but it became too dangerous to use Light Pass Rd and in 2014 the current compact course was devised.

In 2012 the marathon was introduced and has averaged 200 finishers per year since. Along with the half marathon, the 10km distance has been a regular feature since 1995 and a 5km option was introduced with the marathon.

Since then, the combined total of all events until 2019 averaged around 1110 finishers per year. Numbers were higher in 2022 with 1154 finishers from over 1300 entrants.

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Sunday May 26, 2024



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