ABOUT THE EVENT
10km run or walk
Online entries close on Sunday 19 March, 2023.
Late entries will be taken on the day ONLY between 7.00am-7.30am, and incur a $10 late payment fee.
You must enter online to be eligible for the awesome random draw prizes.
Supporting those in need
This event is a major fundraiser for Mt Barker Lions and Rotary Clubs. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and our volunteers, 100% of your entry fees go directly to Operation Flinders and other local charities. Read about our charities.
Date & start times
Sunday 26 March 2023
8.00am 20km runners
8.10am 10km walkers
8.20am 10km runners
8.30am 5km runners and walkers
The start line is behind the Mt Barker Home Maker Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mt Barker (Mt Barker parkrun start/finish). 10km runners finish at the top of Mt Barker Summit.
IMPORTANT: The Laratinga Cafe by the start line will be open from 7.00am for that last minute caffeine hit and for a post run breakfast.
Course notes & GPX file
You'll run alongside the wetland, go under a road and up some hills. Beware of the lurking photographer at the top of Whinery Hill (Ngeringa Vineyards). The photos will be uploaded to our facebook page so make sure you are smiling!
Wave to the bulls as you go past. If you are lucky you might get to see some kangaroos and even the odd echidna.
Enjoy the summit to the top of the mountain - you paid for this experience!
5km (it's really 5.35km) entrants will follow the bike path to Bald Hills Road, then continue along the gravel path around the wetlands, before heading back to the start/finish line.
Information about the collection of race bibs and pre-ordered merchandise will be provided closer to the event.
You will be able to save some time by looking up your race number before you pick up your bib.
We've made our event cup free. This is awesome! If you are not convinced, it's COVID-safe, good for the environment and our volunteers don't have to pick up your rubbish. You must bring your own drinking vessel. We will help you refill it at the on-course water stations.
Other really cool stuff
Our awesome team of volunteers will try and make your day really special.
You can also expect:
on-course water stations
trophies for male and female placers and teams event
an amazing event shirt available for purchase
easy parking at the Homemaker Centre
a bell at the top of the Summit!
free shuttle-bus service from the Summit back to the start line
We have a few rules to keep you safe. These include COVID measures and road safety requirements. You will receive them via email closer to the event.
Vehicles are NOT to be parked at the summit. Runners and cars on course do not mix! ALL runners will be transported back to the Homemaker Centre by free shuttle bus.
The weather is potentially warm in March. We reserve the right to start the event earlier or postpone it if we are concerned about high temperatures. The event will not be run if a catastrophic fire day is predicted.
5km and 10km walk or run
Juniors under 16 who enter the 5km and10km events are eligible for reduced entry fees.
This event is only open to U16 juniors who are experienced at this distance and at the discretion of the committee. Contact us if you have a junior who would like to enter this distance.
Refunds will only be considered up to 48 hours before the event.