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>>Give your running purpose<<

“coastalfunruns” is a series of annual low cost, low key coastal fun running events held in South Australia and proudly supporting both BRAVEHEARTS & the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).

There is a big emphasis on having FUN.

Enter, run, have fun and feel good knowing that you are helping others.

Everyone who enters becomes a “braverunner” and a kids champion as part proceeds go to both BRAVEHEARTS & ACRF.


Currently we many events held at least every month throughout each year.

Distances usually include a mixture of 3, 5, 10, 21.1, 42.2, 50, 100 kms and 100 miles.

Also we currently offer a few multi-day events. (The full marathon distance of 42.2 kms with 4 in 4 days (“quadrathon”), 5 in 5 days, 7 in 7 days and 3 in one day marathon events).

Most events are run from the Semaphore Jetty coastal path and continue north & south along the coast on the LeFevre Peninsula.  There is also now a Grange & Outer Harbour event. There are also 3 events run in Port Adelaide along the wharf overlooking the Port Harbour. We have also just recently added our 3 special events on the Yorke Peninsula coastline. We will also soon have an “Urban Trail” event in Adelaide.

Even though all events are a race with first place medals on offer for both male and female, all runners and walkers are welcome to participate at their own pace with a very relaxed cut-off time of 8 hours for all distances up to and including the full marathon of 42.195kms. Distances above 42.195kms do not have a cut-off time unless stated on the event page.

ALL finishers receive a BRAVEHEARTS finishers medal.

Most courses are accurately measured to AIMS ‘C’ standard by an accredited measurer.

Part proceeds go to BRAVEHEARTS and my Bravehearts 777 challenge and also the ACRF.  

Bravehearts key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault.
Their vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020.

As the first and largest registered charity specifically and holistically dedicated to addressing this issue in Australia, Bravehearts exists to protect Australian children against sexual harm.

All activities fall under ‘The 3 Piers’ to Prevention: Educate, Empower, Protect – Solid Foundations to Make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundations (ACRF) mission is to end cancer by providing world-class scientists with the equipment they need to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.


Hello and welcome to “coastalfunruns”

Meet the Team

Race Director – JOHN LAWRIE

Photographer – IAN FAGAN

Course Measurer – DAVID KUHNE

Regular volunteers – Mand, Kelly & Bill (soon to be updated to include the many others who have helped out over the past few years)