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Ever wanted to compete in a marathon but felt you were not quite up to it? Ekiden (駅伝) is a Japanese term which generally refers to a long-distance relay running race, typically conducted on roads. An Ekiden Relay is commonly held over the marathon distance of 42.195km with teams of runners completing legs of varying distance.

Grab 5 other friends and form a team of 6 to experience the marathon or half marathon distance 

 

Leg 1

Leg 2

Leg 3

Leg 4

Leg 5

Leg 6

Marathon

6.195km

4km

10km

8km

6km

8km

Half Marathon

4.097km

2km

5km

4km

2km

4km


The course is set on a 2km circuit along War Memorial Drive, allowing you to cheer on your team mates in a great atmosphere!

TIMETABLE

The first leg of the Ekiden relay will start at 9.00am.

As we only have road closures in place for a limited time, the following timetable of start times has been developed so that everyone completes the distance on time. If your team is faster than the predicted start time, then the next leg runner may go immediately once tagged as in a normal relay race.

Leg No.

Start Time

Leg 1 – 6.195km

9.00am

Leg 2 – 4km

9.30am

Leg 3 – 10km

9.50am

Leg 4 – 8km

10.40am

Leg 5 – 6km

11.20am

Leg 6 – 8km

11.50am

 

 

It is at the discretion of the team as to which participant runs which leg. Running order must be nominated at least 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

ENTRY FEES

 

Athletics SA Club Team **
$30 per team
General Public Team $60 per team

** Note that all team members must be Athletics SA / Running SA members to access this rate

TEAM ENTRIES

Pre-entry - teams are encouraged to download and complete the team entry form and submit their teams via email to events@athleticssa.com.au prior to the day

Entry on the day - closes 45 minutes before the event start time.

TEAM MAKEUP

Each team consist of 6 runners. These runners can be made up of any combination of males and females and age groups. (e.g. all males, all females, mixture of males and females). 

For the purposes of Athletics SA club points scoring, teams must consist of at least 2 females. In the half marathon distance Athletics SA teams will only score points in the event that all runners are U18 athletes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call: 08 8354 3477
Email: events@athleticssa.com.au







Ekiden (駅伝) is a Japanese term which generally refers to a long-distance relay running race, typically conducted on roads. An Ekiden Relay is commonly held over the marathon distance of 42.195km with teams of runners completing legs of varying distance.

The Running SA Ekiden Relay is a 6 person mixed gender relay covering either the FULL or HALF Marathon.


FULL MARATHON 42.195k: 
(1) 6.195k (2) 4k (3) 10k (4) 8k (5) 6k (6) 8k

HALF MARATHON 21.097k: 
(1) 4.097k (2) 2k (3) 5k (4) 4k (5) 2k (6) 4k

 



The first leg of the Ekiden relay will start at 9.00am.

As we only have road closures in place for a limited time, the following timetable of start times has been developed so that each team completes the distance on time. If your team progresses faster than the predicted start time, then the next leg runner may go immediately as in a normal relay race.

Leg No.

Start Time

Leg 1 – 6.195km

9.00am

Leg 2 – 4km

9.30am

Leg 3 – 10km

9.50am

Leg 4 – 8km

10.40am

Leg 5 – 6km

11.20am

Leg 6 – 8km

11.50am


ENTRY FEES

 

Athletics SA Club Team **
$30 per team
General Public Team $60 per team

** Note that all team members must be Athletics SA / Running SA members to access this rate

 

TEAM ENTRIES

Pre-entry - teams are encouraged to download and complete the team entry form and submit their teams via email to admin@athleticssa.com.au prior to the day

Entry on the day - closes 45 minutes before the event start time.

MAJOR PARTNERS

  

EVENT PARTNERS

              

 

 

Running South Australia
PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace Mile End, South Australia, 5031

P +61 08 8354 3477
F +61 08 8354 1219
E info@athleticssa.com.au