June 17, 2021
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What’s on: Stadium Stomp, Opal Festival and milestone birthday for SA Museum

Keep active this weekend at Stadium Stomp at Adelaide Oval or take a challenge at the second annual River Run to support women in need. Plus, the South Australian Museum celebrates a special birthday and is inviting everyone to join in the celebrations.


If you’re looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, then climb your way up, down and around the bays of Adelaide Oval at Stadium Stomp on Sunday, June 20. You can choose to fundraise for charity and make every step count. Experience the ultimate stair climb, with options to suit all fitness levels.


The South Australian Museum celebrates its 165th birthday on Friday, June 18. The Museum invites you to join them in celebrating this milestone, where Director Brian Oldman will be cutting a special 165th birthday cake at 10am to kick off a full day of giveaways and fun. They will be giving away 165 memberships throughout the day and special gifts from Melbas Confectionary to any visitors that share the same birthday (June 18). The Museum also invites visitors to explore its new exhibition, The Wonders Exhibition open now until August 8.


The annual Coober Pedy Opal Festival will return to the town oval this year. The festival will be a one-day event this year on Saturday, June 19, from 12pm to 7pm. The day will kick off with the Opal Festival Parade and conclude with a laser light show and fireworks. The family-friendly event will have games for the kids as well as different stalls with food, toys, clothes and more.


The second annual Good Running’s River Run event at Onkaparinga River Recreational Park will take place on Sunday, June 20. Trail enthusiasts will enjoy views of trees, wetlands, and native wildlife. The event offers distances from one kilometre to a 42.2-kilometre marathon, with registration costs between $5 to $60, depending on distance and registration period. River Run proudly supports Women’s Safety Services SA and Northern Adelaide Domestic Violence Services), helping local women and children rise above domestic abuse.


Back for its 39th year, the Pichi Richi Marathon is held through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass along the Flinders Ranges Way between Port Augusta and Quorn. On Sunday, June 27, competitors can choose to walk or run at their own pace, with various events throughout the day. All options will finish at the Quorn oval complex. Registrations close at midnight on Wednesday, June 23.


The Hospital Research Foundation’s annual cancer fundraiser, The Longest Table is back for another round in the fight against cancer. The official night to host is Saturday, July 27, however, if that doesn’t suit, you have from now until the end of August to host your dinner. All the funds raised will support researchers working tirelessly to improve treatments and find cures. Register today to host a dinner with your friends.


It’s time to start training for the Kangaroo Island Oats WILDROO Ultra Marathon, which takes place on Friday, September 10. Runners have the option of a 30-kilometre or 60-kilometre race distance, both of which start and finish in the quaint township of Penneshaw. The half marathon is $199 per person and the ultra-marathon is $219 per person. There will be water and electrolytes available at aid stations along the routes.

For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the June issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.


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