SriLankan Airlines 6km Run

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The SriLankan Airlines 6km Run is the ideal challenge for running rookies of all ages! Starting and finishing in Apollo Bay, experience complete serenity as you run inland through peaceful countryside. Get the whole family involved, take on the challenge together and earn your well-deserved Great Ocean Road Running Festival Medal.

Event Information

Date Saturday 17 May
Distance 6km
Start Time 11:30am
Cut Off Time 1 hour and 10 minutes
Start Line Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Finish Line Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Age Limit Under 13 years on race day must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Registration Cut Off Saturday 17 May 11am – 30 minutes before race start – unless sold out prior.
Registration Capacity 1000

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Entry Fee: Adult 17+ $75
Entry Fee: Youth $50

Please note that all entrants under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



  • Race Bib with attached timing chip + safety pins
  • Finishers Medal

Race Bib Distribution

Australian Competitors

  • Australian Competitors
    • Race bib are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm February 21st and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Bib does not arrive, a replacement bib can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Feb 21st, 2024 and 11:59pm on April 17, 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 18 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 bibs from the Race Week Office

Course Map

Click on the above elevation map to explore an interactive elevation map. Please note that the distance on this course elevation map is approximate.

Drink Stations

There will be 1 drink station throughout the 6km run at the 3km mark.
*Subject to change

Water will be provided at this drink station. You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you. Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.

Distance Description Whats on offer Toilet
Start Between the Bollards in front of Apollo Bay Hotel Water /Gatorade Yes
3km Half Way point DRINK STATION # 1 Water Yes
6km Finish Between the Bollards in front of Apollo Bay Hotel DRINK STATION # FINISH Water /Gatorade Yes

Prize Money

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female will receive prize money and an official event trophy.

1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100

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