Short Course

The Granite Island Run short course is just over 5K and takes in a scenic course from the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, across the new causeway, around the Granite Island trails and back across the causeway.

Come for the run and enjoy the relaxed seaside charm, breathtaking coastal views and rich maritime history of Victor Harbor.

Event Information

Date Sunday 28 May 2023
Distance 5,283 m
Start Time 7:40 am
Start Line Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor v
Finish Line Causeway Cafe, Esplanade, Victor Harbor
Age Limit  12 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
General Registrations Close Thursday 25 May 2023
Online Entries Close 5:00pm, Saturday 27 May 2023


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Super Early Bird

To midnight on Sunday 19 March 2023

Early Bird

To midnight on Sunday 30 April 2023

Standard Entry

To midnight on Thursday 25 May 2023

Late Entry

To 5:00 pm on Saturday 27 May 2023


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 $6

Refunds and credits cannot be processed in the 4 weeks before race day unless you have taken out additional Diamond Cover.  Please refer to our Refund Policy page for full details.


Course Map

Download file: GIR 2022 Short Course.gpx

Drink Stations

There will be one drink station located half way up the centre track.  Runners will pass the drink station twice per lap.

Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used during the Granite Island Run to minimize our impact on the environment. Please try to hit the bins provided at the drink station 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 the drink station.

Cut Off Time

All courses at the Granite Island Run will be closed at 10:00 am to permit the horse drawn tram to begin operating.

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 may be asked to stop and return directly to the finish area.


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 Granite Island Run short course. Presentations will be made at the finish line once the last runner/walker has finished (approximately 9:30 am).