Date
21 Oct 2021
- 24 Oct 2021

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Welcome to the Variety Moto Run

Joint Major Sponsors  ADBRI Logo      Aussiefast-logo-web

Upcoming Event: South Australia 2021
21 – 24 October, 2021

The Variety Moto Run is four days of camaraderie and fun, whilst riding and driving some of our most interesting roads during the day and enjoying the best food and wine the state has to offer in the evenings. The event is open to entrants with touring motorcycles and luxury vehicles. During the event entrants also have the option of flights in the helicopter or relaxing in the bus that both accompany the event.

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What is the Variety Moto Run?

The Variety Moto Run is an ‘up market’ event designed to attract motorcycle and motoring enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes and luxury cars for a four-day luxury cruise, requiring no organisation on their part. The emphasis is on interesting roads, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and of course, as with all Variety events, fun and entertainment.

The event caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders with the option of ‘cruisy’ group riding or firing your bike up to the speed limit.

If you are looking for a four-day motoring journey with a fun loving, like-minded group of people, then the Variety Moto Run is the right choice! All proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer as the participants cruise along the route. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Tour Highlights

  • Live Entertainment.
  • Nightly sunset parties.
  • The best of SA’s Gourmet Food.
  • Friendly people.
  • Helping kids in need.
  • New entrants welcome.

Upcoming Dates (2021)

Variety Moto Run – Briefing Night (2021)
Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Location: Variety Office
Contact: Variety Moto Run

Variety Moto Run (2021)
Date: 21 – 24 October, 2021
Location: South Australia
Contact: Variety Moto Run

Variety Moto Run – Reunion (2021)
Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021
Location: TBC
Contact: Variety Moto Run

2021 Event Route

Day 1: Thursday 21 October

Adelaide to Balaklava
Breakfast and startline will be at Adelaide’s largest residential sub development at Football Park by Commercial and General. We will then travel to Yorke Peninsula for morning tea at Black Point before enjoying lunch at the races at Balaklava Race Club.

Balaklava to Barossa Valley Novotel
From there we travel to the Barossa Valley where we will be staying at the award winning Barossa Novotel. We have a very special dinner planned at our valued Variety Vintage sponsor, Seppeltsfield, catered by the winery and chef Owen Andrews.

Day 2: Friday 22 October

Collingrove Hill Climb to Swan Reach
We will begin with breakfast at the Novotel before getting the opportunity to lap the Collingrove Hill Climb, thanks to the Sporting Car Club of SA. We then travel to Clare for morning tea followed by a run down the Murray River to the Swan Reach Hotel for Lunch.

Swan Reach to Murray Bridge Bridgeport Hotel
After lunch, we follow the river downstream to the brand new Bridgeport Hotel where we have arranged accommodation along with dinner and entertainment. This will also be auction night where the proceeds will support kids in need. If you have something to donate please get in touch with the office before 23rd September.

Day 3: Saturday 23 October

Murray Bridge to Langhorne Creek
Saturday’s drive finds some of the best twisty roads of the Adelaide hills before morning tea on the “wild side” at Monarto Zoo, proud partners of Variety SA. We will then enjoy a later lunch at The WineHouse at Langhorne Creek where we can park the cars on the lawns and select from a number of local wines and craft beers.

Langhorne Creek to Victor Harbor, McCracken Country Club
If you haven’t had the chance to get up in the Helistar Chopper, the afternoon run will be a highlight! Departing directly out the back of the restaurant and landing on the lawns of the Country Club, you will be flying over the spectacular south coast. For the cars and bikes, the route around the lake and along the coast before arriving at Victor Harbour for an early afternoon.

Our final dinner will be a memorable one, as we steam down the coast to a unique location where we have a fantastic evening planned supported by local chef Billy Donht and Oyster George Pop Up.

Day 4: Sunday 24 October

Fleurieu Peninsula to Battunga Winery
Our final morning will take some spectacular roads on the Fleurieu before enjoying entrée at the private residence Battunga Winery.

Battunga to finish at Penny’s Hill Winery
It is a short drive to our final lunch at the venue of another valued Variety Vintage sponsor, Penny’s Hill Winery, hosted by Tony Parkinson and his team. We will then announce the net fundraising result along with some special awards.

Variety Moto Run Map (2021)-Updated (Web)

We’re here to support you on your fundraising journey

At Variety South Australia we are extremely grateful to each and every one of our Variety Moto Run entrants who tirelessly raise funds throughout the year to assist South Australian kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. That is why we endeavour to support you along your fundraising journey by providing information, advice and suggestions about everything related to the Variety Moto Run.

We will support your fundraising by listing a link to up and coming fundraisers in our e-newsletter so make sure you sign up to keep up to date. Subscribe to Variety SA Monthly E-News here

We also list the fundraiser flyer and details on our event and entrant fundraisers calendar.

Go to the Event and Entrant fundraisers calendar now.

Click here to register a fundraiser

Fundraising Ideas

Once you make the decision to join the Variety Moto Run you will want to start fundraising. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Set up a personal fundraising page – family, friends and supporters can donate online
  • Email a letter (available from the office) to your database asking them for support
  • Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to spread the word
  • Approach friends who may have their own business and ask them to sponsor your vehicle.
  • Ask friends and colleagues to make variety the beneficiary of casual days, social clubs, a morning tea or BBQ
  • Shaking tins in a high traffic area in your local community (available from the office)
  • Pub collections, ask a local bar to collect $1 for water and donate the money to Variety
  • Sell product e.g. chocolates, wine, lamingtons

Variety staff are available to assist with questions and advice regarding your fundraising and can provide marketing material such as banners and corflutes.

Variety Moto Run Forms and Marketing Assets

See listed below the forms currently available for download relating to the Variety Moto Run

  • (pdf)Variety Moto Run (2021) – Information Pack8MBDownload
  • (pdf)Variety Moto Run – Entrant Fundraiser Template (.pdf)186 KBDownload
  • (docx)Variety Moto Run – Entrant Fundraiser Template (Word Document)144 KBDownload
  • (png)Proudly Supporting Variety Moto Run – Lockup Logo (Horizontal – Colour)1MBDownload
  • (png)Proudly Supporting Variety Moto Run – Lockup Logo (Stacked – Colour)1.06 MBDownload
  • (png)Proudly Supporting Variety Moto Run – Lockup Logo (Stacked – White)508 KBDownload
  • (png)Proudly Supporting Variety Moto Run – Lockup Logo (Horizontal – White)747 KBDownload

The Importance of Sponsorship

Whether it is as an entrant in the Variety Moto Run or support for other events and special projects, it is the sponsors to whom Variety looks for assistance. Without the backing of sponsors, there would not be a Variety Moto Run!

There are thousands of children in South Australia who could benefit from your involvement as a sponsor of a vehicle in the Variety Moto Run.

Many major companies including ADBRI, Aussiefast Transport Solutions, Jarvis Toyota, Kennard’s Hire, Vilis, Tim Adams Wines and the Adelaide Convention Centre have chosen Variety as their ‘preferred charity’ over the years and proudly publicise this. Not only is the company seen as a good corporate citizen, but by investing in Variety, you are investing in over 50 charities and organisations around the state.

Joint Major Sponsors

     ADBRI Logo   Aussiefast-logo-web

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Event information (FAQ)

The Variety Moto Run is an ‘up market’ event designed to attract motorcycle and motoring enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes and luxury cars for a four-day luxury cruise, requiring no organisation on their part. The emphasis is on interesting roads, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and of course, as with all Variety events, fun and entertainment.

The event caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders with the option of ‘cruisy’ group riding or firing your bike up to the speed limit.

If you are looking for a four-day motoring journey with a fun loving, like-minded group of people, then the Variety Moto Run is the right choice! All proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer as the participants cruise along the route. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

The inaugural Variety V2 Motorcycle Run took place in 2008 and ten years on the event has raised more than $2 million net to directly benefit South Australian children in need. Each year the riders travel a different route. Over the past nine years these included the Flinders Ranges, the Grampians and Daylesford regions, the Riverland, South West NSW, the wine regions of SA, the Great Ocean Road and Victoria’s High Country.

As with all Variety events, safety on the Variety Moto Run is paramount. Our experienced team is well equipped with the latest communications equipment and includes medical officials, a fully equipped mobile workshop with motorbike trailer, a catering team, a helicopter and a bus.

Fundraising Checklist

  • Come up with idea to fundraise
  • Obtain ”authority to fundraise” letter from the Variety office
  • Market your event/idea to maximise exposure – check logo use & branding with the Variety team before proceeding

*All donations $2 or over are tax-deductible.

What does it cost?

Bike Entrant (includes rider & pillion):

Entry Fee $550 + Minimum Donation $5,000 + Event Participation cost – per person $850 (inc. GST)

TOTAL $5,550 + Event Participation cost – per person $850 (inc. GST)

Car Entrant (includes driver & one passenger):

Entry Fee $550 + Minimum Donation $5,000 + Event Participation cost – per person $850 (inc. GST)

A further $1,500 minimum donation is required for each additional passenger

TOTAL $5,550 + Event Participation cost – per person $850 (inc. GST)

Event entry:

$550 Entry Fee – Inclusive of GST – (payable on registration).
*Please note: Until the Entry Fee is paid your Variety Moto Run entry is not guaranteed

+ Minimum Donation – Raised via sponsorship or fundraising*
This money is used to directly benefit the work of Variety SA.

Past Events

Variety Moto Run 2020: Best of the West

Variety SA is happy to announce that the Variety Moto Run broke the fundraising record against all odds in 2020, and raised an incredible $435,000 (net) to support SA kids in need. The Variety Moto run entrants had a fantastic time traveling the best of the West for the 13th annual event. Starting in Clare, then travelling through Port Lincoln and Port Augusta and finishing in Wallaroo after 4 days of camaraderie and fun.

Variety Moto Run, (2020) – Results and Gallery

Variety Moto Run, (2019) – Results and Gallery

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2018) – Results & Gallery

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2017) – Results & Gallery

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2016) – Results & Gallery

Joint Major Sponsors 

     ADBRI Logo   Aussiefast-logo-web

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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