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:

WalksAMA 20km Road Walk Championships and 20km SAMA Walk State Championships at 10.00am.  There will be SAMA Championships for both Race Walkers and Club Walkers.  Other distance on offer –  4km (scratch) at 10.10am.

All entries for the AMA 20km Road Walk Championships must be submitted by Sunday 31 July 2022 using the 20KM WALK Entry form 2022 (available here).
NB. Race Walk competitors in the SAMA 20km SAMA Walk State Championships must also complete an entry form if they wish to be part of the AMA Championships too.

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.

Entries Close on Sunday 31st July for all entrants or 3 days before an Interstate race held earlier than the 31st.

Runs –  SAMA Half-Marathon State Championships at 10.10am. Other distance on offer – 6km (scratch) at 10.10am.

The Half-Marathon race is eligible for the 2022 AMA Postal Half-Marathon Championships.
NB. All competitors are responsible for submitting their own results for the Postal Championships. 

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 at Park 19 in the Adelaide South Parklands (entry near Marshmallow playground off Glen Osmond Road – see the accompanying venue map)

Parking Options

  • in 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

Afternoon Tea

With the number of COVID cases and resulting hospitalisations still very high in South Australia, the Committee has considered that it would be prudent to put on hold the provision of shared afternoon tea until it is safer to do so.  Members are still able to interact socially after the competition and have the choice to bring their own refreshments for personal consumption if desired.

SAMA will not be providing shared afternoon tea until further notice.  

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. This is recommended 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.

COVID-Safe Recommendations 

SA Masters Athletics will conduct their events safely and in a manner that minimises risk of  infection by COVID-19.  From 24 May 2022, SAMA is no longer required to operate under a COVID-Safe Plan.

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.  We also request that those persons who are feeling ill should refrain from taking part.

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