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 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 a maximum elevation of around 3000m 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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The entry Fee to the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon is included in the cost of your package
There are no qualifying times for the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon
The Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon starts at 8:00am
There is a 6h:30m cut off for this event
The Great Ocean Road Marathon will be timed using chip technology
All Australian competitors who register before Wednesday 19th April at 5pm will have their Race Pack sent to the address provided when registering.
If registering after this date you will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office either in Lorne or Apollo Bay.
Lorne Race Week Office is located at the below address and is within walking distance (4 minutes) from the Cumberland Lorne Apartments.
78 Mountjoy Parade
Lorne, Victoria, 3232
The Opening hours are:
Friday May 19th – 4:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday May 20th – 9:00am – 8:00pm
Apollo Race Week Office is located at the following address:
Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Great Ocean Rd
Apollo Bay, Victoria, 3233
The Opening hours are:
Friday May 19th – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday May 20th – 8:00am – 6:00pm
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!
All International Competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office.
There are no official Pace Setters in this event
There will be 14 drink stations throughout the Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon Course.
Water will be provided on course as well as a sports drink.
You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.
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Personal Refreshments and Clothing
Marathon competitors will be required to collect a warm clothing bag in order to check in their warm clothing on race day.
On Race Day you can drop off your labelled warm clothing bag at designated points at the start lines in Lorne.
After the race, you must collect your bag from Moore Street next to the Apollo Bay Hotel, near the event finish line.
Make sure you have your bib on you to ensure that volunteers will be able to hand back the warm clothing bag corresponding to your bib number.
Storage areas for warm clothing bags will be manned by volunteers and marshals on race day and it is strongly recommended that you avoid placing valuables in clothing bags.
Note that the race organisers do not accept any responsibility for lost or stolen goods.
A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get Ultra Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 21st 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
Buses will also be available to take you back to Lorne after the event should you wish to do so
There is no Expo associated with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival
Finishers T-shirts, Medals and Certificates
All Marathon finishers will receive a medal and all competitors will receive a gift that can be collected from the Event Office
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 if 16 days rain in May so please ensure to pack appropriate wet weather running gear, just in case
23km Half Marathon
14km Paradise Run
6km Fun Run
1.5km Kids Gallop
Great Ocean Road Walk
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.
- Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
- 2 Nights' Accommodation
Check in: Sat 20 May 2017 - Check out: Mon 22 May 2017
- Race Day Transfers
- 10% dicount voucher on all event merchandise (runners only)
- 20% discount on Mizuno shoes (runner only)
- Free Mizuno T-shirt for the first 10 paying competitors (runners only)
Deposit: $150 per runner and $50 per supporter
Balance: Wed 12 April 2017