Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon

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Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon Package

All details are based on the 2024 Great Ocean Marathon and the prices and dates should be used as guide only. Please click on the "BECOME A PRIORITY CLIENT" button above to sign up, so that we will notify you as soon as further information becomes available. Alternatively, please pay a preliminary deposit and guarantee your place for next year.


Travelling Fit are pleased to advise we have some great accommodation deals on offer located in the seaside paradise of Lorne, within short walking distance to the Ultra Marathon and the Marathon Start Line as well as at Apollo Bay which is where the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Brooks Half Marathon finish.

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. It has a colourful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

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deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$150 per Runner
$50 per supporter
Final Balance
Friday 05 April 2024
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The Course

All runners considering the Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon please understand that this is a challenge that you must be up for both physically and mentally. Please ensure that you adjust your training to suit this course, and can run the 60km within the event cut-off time (6.5 hours) prior to registering for this event.

We strongly recommend looking at the course elevation. An elevation map for the Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon can be found by clicking here.

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular running events.

Starting in Lorne, a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, the Ultra-Marathon course winds its way along the Great Ocean Road to the finishing line in Apollo Bay.

The course itself is flat to undulating with an elevation gain of around 1081m and there are several long, upwards sections on the course, most notably from the 33km mark to the 38km mark, where the course rises from an elevation of approximately 50m to an elevation of approximately 300m.

The last 6km of the course is relatively flat.


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Entry Fees

The entry Fee to the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon is included in the cost of your package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon.

All participants MUST be 18 years or older on race day

Start Time

The Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon starts at 8:00am

Cut-Off Times
There is a 6h:30m cut off for this event
Race Timing

The Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon will be timed using chip technology

Race Packets

Australian Competitors
Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Wednesday April 5th and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Pack does not arrive, a replacement pack can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Wednesday April 6, 2023 and 11:59pm on Tuesday April 18, you will have the option of paying for priority postage or collection from the event race offices (Lorne and Apollo Bay) during race office hours.

Registering from 12:00am Wednesday April 19 onwards, means you will be required to pick up/collect your Event race pack from the Event race office prior to the commencement of the Event.

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office. Please ensure nomination of either Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Offices, upon registration

Lorne Foreshore (North of the SLSC Carpark)
Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, Victoria

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 8:00am *General enquiries & walk registrations only

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, Victoria, 3233

The Opening hours are:

  • Friday 19th May 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 20th May 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 21st May 6:00am – 2:30pm *General enquiries

You will not be able to collect your Race Pack on race morning as there will be no office at the start lines so please ensure that you have collected your pack before race morning!

You are welcome to have someone else collect your pack on your behalf if you are unable to attend the office. Please be aware they will need your Confirmation Email containing your unique QR code to do so.

Pace Setters
There are no official Pace Setters in this event
Aid Stations

There are 14 drink stations along the Ultra Marathon course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a Science in Sport drink.

Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.

DistanceItems Provided
Start LineWater
10.7kmWater /Science in Sport
15.4kmWater /Science in Sport
31.1kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
36 kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
41kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
44.7kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
53.6kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
57.3 kmWater /Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
Finish LineWater /Science in Sport/Bananas

You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get runners to the start line on Sunday, race day.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package

Getting to the start line in Lorne (depart from 5:45am):

Please note there are two departure points along Main St. Please make sure you are at the departure point for Marathon/Ultra Marathon runners. Exact locations will be published closer to the event.


A shuttle bus service will run to get Brooks Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 15th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

The required bus pass to enable you to travel on these buses is included in your package.


There will be a Festival Hub in Apollo Bay that will have official merchandise.

Opening hours are:

Friday, 19 May9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, 20 May8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, 21 May7:30am-2:30pm
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal and all competitors will receive a gift that can be collected at the finish line at the end of your run!

Please remember to show your race bib to claim your gift!

Weather Conditions

The average high temperature in May for Apollo Bay is 16 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.

There is an average 0f 16 days rain in May so please ensure to pack appropriate wet weather running gear, just in case

Other Events

44km Marathon23km Brooks Half Marathon
14km Paradise Run
6km Fun Run
1.5km Kids Gallop
12km Trail Run
6km Trail Run
5km or 10km Great Ocean Road Walk

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