2025 Great Ocean Road Running Festival

17 & 18 May, 2025

As we journey across this beautiful country, we acknowledge the Gadubanud people who cared for this country for over 60,000 years. We pay our respects to their history, culture and elders, past and present.

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean. Each year the event attracts many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

With nine distances to choose from, 60km to 1.5km, roads to trails, walks to runs – there is an event for everyone! It’s not all about the run though, immerse yourself in the whole Festival experience including glamping, yoga, live music, kite flying and so much more!

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.

If you are driving down to Apollo Bay via the Great Ocean Road, you can see kangaroos usually lounging on the Golf Course at Anglesea – worth a brief stopover on route. Koalas are usually ‘snoozing’ during the day high up in certain gum trees along the Great Ocean Road.

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