2019 Barossa Marathon kicks off August 11

Barossa Marathon scene from 2016. Photo: Herald archive
Barossa Marathon scene from 2016. Photo: Herald archive

While registrations to the annual Barossa Marathon Festival have closed, this Sunday, August 11, is still a great opportunity for the community to head out and cheer on runners who enter from near and far.

The popular event attracts runners of varying fitness levels, who by foot traverse Barossa roads and surrounded by scenic vineyards.

Beginning at Tanunda at Faith College, Magnolia Road, the marathon offers entrants distances of a full marathon 42.2km, half marathon 21.1km, 10km and 5km events.

A kids fun run is also included.

According to organisers, the course is very flat and perfect for those wanting a quick time or gain a 'personal best' record.

This year Aussie author and media personality Sputnik is bringing his one-man equality campaign to Barossa Marathon Festival.

He says flying the flag may be a simple gesture, but it's an important one.

The rainbow flag, or pride flag, reflects the diversity of the LGBTQ community and is used and recognised around the world.

The Festival is an association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) certified, which means the event can be used to get a qualifying time for other international AIMS events, including Boston Marathon.Feel the landscape.

Runners set off at 7.30am.

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