SAMA / AMA Special Events – 20km Walk Championships / Half Marathon Championships

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SAMA winter competition Special Events to be held at Adelaide South Parklands, Park 19 Playground, Glen Osmond Road, including the following events:

Walks – AMA 20km Road Walk Championships and 20km SAMA Walk State Championships at 10.00am.  Other distance on offer –  4km (scratch) at 10.10am.

The AMA Championships will also allow for postal entries ( States and Territories to complete their event between 23/07/2022 and 21/08/2022)  – see the AMA website for details.

All entries for the AMA 20km Road Walk Championships must be submitted by Sunday 31 July 2022 using the 20KM-WALK-Entry-Form-2021 (to be made available here).

Runs –  SAMA Half-Marathon State Championships at 10.10am. This race is eligible for the 2022 AMA Postal Half-Marathon Championships.   Other distance on offer – 6km (scratch) at 10.10am.

Course Maps for South Australian Races

Walks and support Runs: 2km-Walk-Course-Map-Park19-2021

Half-Marathon: Extension of 2km Walk course.

NB.  These events are being held at Park 19 in the the Adelaide South Parklands (entry to playground car park off Glen Osmond Road – see the accompanying venue map)

Alternative Parking (see Map)

  • in the northern half of Glen Osmond Rd
  • in South Terrace both east and west
  • along Hutt Road north of Glen Osmond Rd
  • along both sides of Unley Road
  • along Greenhill road to south of Park 19 – especially the office side which would be about 400m away from the start

COVID-Safe Requirements 

SA Masters Athletics will conduct their events safely and in a manner that abides by current COVID-19 restrictions, and that complies with the COVID-Safe Plan (download here).  From 15 April 2022 at sporting venues (indoors or outdoors) there is no longer a legal requirement to wear Face Masks, use Contact Tracing such as QR-code Check-In, or have a COVID Marshal present.

However, it is recommended that all participants in SAMA competition, including athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators continue to follow health advice and maintain social distancing and wash or sanitise their hands regularly.

SAMA Stance on Mask Wearing

Whilst there is no longer a requirement to wear Face Masks under current SA Government COVID-19 restrictions, all participants at SAMA events still have the option of wearing a mask if they prefer when in close vicinity of other persons, such as at the start/finish line and check-in location, and all other times when physical distancing is not practical.  This is a personal choice and should be respected by others.

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