Big Red Ride Media Release

Big Red Ride & Run has new time and place

Muscular Dystrophy South Australia’s (MD South Australia)  annual Big Red Ride & Run fundraiser has a new time and place for its seventh year, moving to Sunday 7 January 2018 at the Semaphore foreshore.

Staged each January by MD South Australia, the leading support body for its many clients living with muscular dystrophy and raiser of funds for research, it attracts hundreds of runners, walkers and riders.

For cyclists it is a chance to ride with professionals on a choice of 10km, 30km and 90km courses, all just a week before the Tour Down Under.

For runners and walkers there are 5km and 10km options along the Semaphore coastline, providing a scenic and level course for anything from a casual stroll to a personal best.

MD South Australia CEO David Duncan said the Big Red Ride & Run had been given a complete makeover for its seventh year.

“With an all-new time and place, we are expecting more than 600 riders, runners and walkers for a great family day of fun and fund raising,” he said.

“The beautiful coastline stretching from Outer Harbour to Glenelg makes a flat and level track with breathtaking views of Adelaide’s coastline – ideal for an easy 5km or a serious assault on the 10km.

“Best of all, it will provide much-needed funds for our work to make a difference for more than 1700 South Australians living with neuromuscular conditions.

“MD South Australia delivers vital support services to improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy, and also supports vital research into the condition.”

Online registrations are now open at, and participants can collect their event packs on the day from 7am at Semaphore Foreshore.

Cyclists on the new 90km route ride to Glenelg via Adelaide City, and Mount Lofty, while the 30km and 10km riders head to West Lakes and Glenelg, and the runners and walkers head to Outer Harbour.

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Tara Peters, Business Development & Marketing

David Duncan, CEO