Cleland 50

Cleland 50 Logo

Jun 9th 2019


Hugely popular amongst trail runners in South Australia, Cleland 50 offers trail versatility unmatched by any other conservation park in metropolitan Adelaide.

Features of the Cleland 50 trail:

Technical single track
Fire tracks
Quad-busting downhills
Steep uphills to elevate your heart rate
Stunning views of Adelaide

The Cleland 50 takes advantage of all of these features of Cleland Conservation Park. When we set out to create this course, the number one goal was to use as much of the Park as possible while keeping the number of times you cross the same trail to a minimum.



There are some favourite regular trails in here, as well as some hidden gems.

The run is fully supported, with Ultra Runners South Australia’s renowned volunteers and detailed course marking featuring as always.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Australian Short Course Trail Championships 2019

We are very privileged to have been awarded the venue of 2019's Championships.

A very big thank you to the Australian Ultra Runners Association for this honour. We very much look forward to putting on a true championship event, working with Athletics South Australia to ensure Cleland 50 2019 will be a step in a new direction for trail running in this country.

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Thanks for putting on such a great event. The course and everyone there was fantastic.

Leif C.

Thanks for an awesome event guys. Was a cracking course. Can’t wait for next year.

Natasha-Jade M.

For my first ultra it definitely did not disappoint...I can't wait to do it all again...

Louise M.

Race Information

Race Calendar

Race day: Jun 9th 2019

Registrations open: Now

Bib pickup: from 5:30am Jun 9th 2019 at the start line.

Start / Cutoff times

RaceStart timeCutoff timeAllowed time
50km7:30AM Sunday Jun 9 20197:30PM Sunday Jun 9 201912 hours

Race fees

50km · AUD$90.00

Race fees include:

  • Electronic timing
  • Food and drink at all 10 aid stations and finish line
  • Finishers' medal
  • Every finisher receives an Athletics SA 'Ultra Marathon Ranking'

Early bird discounts

Early Bird rates apply. See the Pricing page for details.

A discount option for AURA members is available during registration. Discounts also apply for Ultra Runners South Australia volunteers/members/Running Mums Australia/Running Divas. Please email Ultra Runners South Australia to request your discount code.

Refund Policy

Please view our refund policy.


2018 Cleland 50 - PDF (6.7MB) This is the HD version of our course map. When opened in Adobe Acrobat (or compatible apps) the Aid Station location markers also function as links to Google Maps.

Apps for mobile devices

We have made a list of some of the apps used by runners throughout the world. Have a look at our Resources page for links.

Race bling & merchandise

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Aid stations

Below is a list of the things you can expect to find at the race aid stations. These aid stations are crewed by volunteers. Please say "thank you" whenever possible and remember they are there to support you.

All Ultra Runners South Australia races are cup-free. Athletes are asked to bring their own refillable vessels such as flasks, bottles or collapsable cups.


  • Water
  • Soft drink
  • Sports drink (selected aid stations only)


  • Bananas
  • Lollies (e.g., Party Mix)
  • Savoury
  • Hot food (at selected aid stations only)

Personal Drop Bags:

Should you wish to bring your own drop bags, they can be delivered to the start line prior to the race. We will deliver your drop bags to aid stations 5, 8, and/or 10 as well as the finish line. Please ensure your bags are clearly labelled with your name and the aid station numbers. Refer to the list below for the approximate distance of each aid station's location.

Aid Station:

  1. 6 km
  2. 10 km
  3. 15 km
  4. 18 km
  5. 23 km (drop bag optional)
  6. 28 km
  7. 34 km
  8. 39 km (drop bag optional)
  9. 43 km
  10. 45 km (drop bag optional)

Race Briefing

Follow this link to download the 2018 Cleland Race Briefing - PDF (161KB).

This document is considered essential reading for all competitors, support crew and volunteers.

Provisional starters' lists

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Volunteers & Support Crew

Our volunteers will contribute thousands of combined hours to assist, support and motivate you from the start to the finish of your run. Below is a list of volunteers for this year's race. We encourage you to say "thank you" to the volunteers whenever possible - these races simply cannot occur without their support.

Both support crew and volunteers are encouraged to follow this link to download a complete map of the Cleland 50 with interactive links to all aid stations. Interactive links may require the Adobe Acrobat application to function correctly.

If you would like to contribute to this or any race as a volunteer, please email the Ultra Runners South Australia team at your earliest convenience.

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Photos from all Ultra Runners South Australia events can be accessed via the Bluemelon website. Here's some to get you started...

Race results

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Complete results from the 2018 Cleland 50 can be accessed via the Event Strategies website.