Core Physiotherapy will once again be supporting the Adelaide Marathon by supplying complimentary Physiotherapy services onsite at the end of the race for competitors. The course is a two lap marathon “parklands” course (and one lap half marathon course) that is indeed a uniquely Adelaidian experience!
Runners and walkers begin with a loop around North Adelaide, between the golf courses and around the old colonial homes and churches. Then it is back across the Torrens Weir, past the old Adelaide Gaol, through the railway tunnel and into the recently reinvigorated Bonython Park. A loop takes participants out and back across the Torrens River, before heading back towards the city along the newly paved bike path. From Bonython Park, the course takes participants into the City of Adelaide itself, along historic North Terrace, past Holy Trinity on the right (the colony’s first church) and the original and current Parliament Houses on the left, not to mention the Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino and the famous Adelaide Railway Station.
From here the course takes you back down to the river, past the Adelaide Festival Centre, around the Elder Park Rotunda, past ‘Popeye’ and the paddleboats and Jolley’s Boathouse, all the way to the Adelaide Zoo. From here a short climb takes you back up to Frome Rd before you are taken on a tour through the wonderful Botanical Gardens of Adelaide. Exiting the gardens, you find yourself running around the perimeter of Botanic Park, in the shade of those grand Moreton Bay Figs that host Womadelaide each year.
Then it’s across the Hackney Bridge and back to the University Oval to finish or to do it all over again! Ten km runners and walkers, turn left at the Weir and rejoin the others in Elder Park, finishing along the same route.