Date
21 Oct 2021
- 24 Oct 2021

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Welcome to the Variety Moto Run

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Upcoming Event: The Great Ocean Road
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 – Launch (2021)
Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021 – 6pm
Location: Harry’s Bar
Contact: Variety Moto Run

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: Great Ocean Road
Contact: Variety Moto Run

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

Variety Moto Run 2021 - Route

2021 Event Route (1,823km)

Day 0: Wednesday 20 October (74km)

Adelaide to Murray Bridge
Just up the freeway and with the brand new Bridgeport Hotel completed, Murray Bridge will be the start line for the 2021 Variety Moto Run.

Day 1: Thursday 21 October (535km)

Murray Bridge to Kingston (222km)
We will be presenting a grant to an important part of the Murray Bridge Community before we hit the Coorong and travel to Kingston SE.

Kingston to Mt Gambier (165km)
Travelling to Mount Gambier for lunch, where we will be hosted by Ian Weber, a Variety Supporter for a seafood soiree.

Mt Gambier to Port Fairy (148km)
Overnight will be at Port Fairy, the historic fishing town located on Victoria’s far south-west coast. Accommodation provided at the Victoria Apartments and the Ashmont Motel with dinner at the Victoria Hotel.

Day 2: Friday 22 October (324km)

Port Fairy to Port Campbell (94.7km)
This is the rugged end of the Great Ocean Road, with the time worn cliffs and you will experience the Bay of Islands, The Grotto and London Bridge landmarks before enjoying morning tea at Port Campbell.

Port Campbell to Apollo Bay (96km)
Continuing along the coast, you may consider to swap your vehicle or bike for the Helistar Chopper for a different perspective of the Twelve Apostles.

Apollo Bay to Geelong (133km)
With a choice of a distillery or brew house, Apollo Bay will offer a refreshing break for lunch and an opportunity to take a stroll on the beach. The afternoon run will traverse the winding roads of the Otway’s before arriving at the Novotel Geelong.

Day 3: Saturday 23 October (380km)

Geelong to Lorne (69km)
Back on the Great Ocean Road, you will have time to explore Torquay. You could even stop at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, watch the surfers at the world class Bells Beach or enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes on the Lorne beachfront.

Lorne to Lavers Hill (91km)
Lunch will be at the gorgeous restaurant The Perch where the chef has developed a fabulous gourmet menu for you.

Lavers Hill to Timboon (63km)
The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery offers a distillery experience in a location with a real ‘sense of place’.  Food and whisky to inspire, share and replenish the traveller’s soul. The railway shed dates back to the 1800’s and has been beautifully restored with many original features maintained.

Timboon to Hamilton (157km)
Hamilton will be the Saturday night destination with a few surprises up our sleeve! We will be accommodated at the Botanical Comfort Inn and AAt Goldsmith Motel. We promise you a fantastic night of entertainment.

Day 4: Sunday 24 October (510km)

Hamilton to Coonawarra (127km)
From Hamilton we head through to the Coonawarra, where Variety Vintage partners Parker Estate have arranged morning tea for you.

Coonawarra to Keith (156km)
Continuing through the South East we will travel some more great roads before our final lunch at the newly renovated Keith Hotel.

Keith to Adelaide (226km)
It’s an easy 2 hour run back to Adelaide for residents or onwards to your next destination if you choose.

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 (2020) – Information Pack8MBDownload
  • (pdf)Variety Moto Run (2020) – Brochure4 MBDownload
  • (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, Yellow Corporation, Jarvis Toyota, Kennard’s Hire, Vilis Cakes, Tim Adams Wines, Canon, Endeavour Homes 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.

Major Sponsor

ADBRI Logo

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

Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run (2018)

The 2018 Variety V2 Motorcycle Run, sponsored by Adelaide Brighton Cement, included 43 entrants, 20 bikes, six collectable cars, six support vehicles, a coach and a helicopter for the event’s 11th year, raising an impressive $150,000 (net) for SA kids in need.

Departing from Adelaide on 18 October, entrants spent four days travelling through beautiful Kangaroo Island and the Fleurieu Peninsula on a journey to the finish line at The Bend Motorsport Park.

There were many highlights including the community night in KI, where $30,000 was granted for a youth hub and the calisthenics club to Goolwa where a grant for $13,500 was presented for an all abilities sailing program, and finishing with parade laps around The Bend Motorsport Track on the final day. We can’t wait to hit the road again next year!

Thank you to the event’s sponsors: Adelaide Brighton Cement (Platinum), Helistar and SA Care (Gold), Advance Robes, Aussiefast Transport Solutions, Beatwave, Sealink and Terry Howe Printing (Silver).

Stay tuned for more information about the event soon!

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2017)

The Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run, 2017 was a great success!

This year’s Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run started in the Adelaide Hills on 19 October and over four days riders traveled through the beautiful southeast of South Australia to mark the 10th anniversary of the event, raising an impressive $211,000 (net) for children in need!

Over the 4 days 61 entrants, 29 bikes, 6 support vehicles, a coach and a helicopter experienced the best of the south east of SA. We can’t wait to hit the road again next year!

Stay tuned for more information about the event soon!

V2 Motorcycle Run, (2016)

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The 2016 Variety V2 Motorcycle Run was a great success consisting of: 49 Entrants, 21 Bikes, 8 Official Vehicles, 2 Classic Cars and 1 Helicopter. Most importantly thanks to the hard working fundraisers, the event raised a total of $111, 317 (net) to support South Australian kids in need!

Fourty-nine V2 entrants and officials departed Adelaide on the 2016 V2 Motorcycle Run riding 1427km over four days through Eudunda, Peterborough, Port Augusta, Mount Remarkable, Melrose, Gladstone, Clare, Balaklava and Moonta Bay.

With highlights including amazing sunset parties, quality accommodation and the great entertainment including a unique experience on one of SA’s most iconic Steam trains, Pichi Richi.

Entrants were also shown first-hand how their fundraising benefits SA children and their families with Brayden Davidson, 2016 Rio Paralympian gold medalist, sharing his story. We were proud to announce that the event raised an amazing $111,318 (net) for children in need in South Australia.

Register your interest for the 2017 V2 Motorcycle Run and give yourself a full 12 months to organise fundraising. For more information or to register your interest email Alex!

A special thank you to Adelaide Brighton Cement and the rest of our amazing sponsors.The event would not happen if it weren’t for your generous support.

V2 On Route

Major Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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