We are excited to announce the brand new event, The Half Marathon Walk. You will follow in the path of the runners whilst taking in the spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road. The event will follow the same structure as the half marathon run.
Entry Fees & Inclusions
Race Bib with attached timing chip
*Gifts can only be collected at the finish line at the end of your run! Please remember to show your race bib to claim your gift!
Race Pack Distributions
You will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office, please ensure nomination of either Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Offices, upon registration
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office.
Click on the above elevation map to explore an interactive elevation map. Please note that the distance on this course elevation map is approximate, as the official course is measured to exactly 23km.
There will be 6 drink stations throughout the Half Marathon Course.
Water will be provided on course as well as Endura Sports Drink. 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.
HALF MARATHON DRINK STATION LOCATIONS
* There will be no prize money for the Half Marathon Walk
All amounts are in AUD.
Foreign Athletes will be subject to Withholding Tax but can claim back if agreements exist between Australia and their country of residence.
Race Day Transport
Half Marathon Shuttle Bus
A shuttle bus service will run to get Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 20th May.
Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.
You will be required to purchase a bus pass ($10 charge) to enable you on these buses if you wish to use this service. This must be purchased during the online event registration process, or from the Race Week Office.
Half Marathon bus routes are listed below:
Getting to the start line in Kennett River (depart from 5:45am): Please note there are two departure points in Apollo Bay along Main St. Please make sure you are at the departure point for the Half Marathon start line. Exact locations will be published closer to the event.
Lorne to Kennett River
Wye River (Vline bus stop) to Kennett River
Apollo Bay (Main St) to Kennett River
Pisces Drive to Kennett River
Skenes Creek (Vline bus stop) to Kennett River
After the event from Apollo Bay (depart from approximately 12pm onwards)
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Skene’s Creek
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Kennett River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Wye River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Lorne
Drive and Drop Information
If you wish to drive and drop a participant at the Half Marathon start line in Kennett River, you MUST be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp. In order to be off the roads by 7:00am, you must have started your drop off journey by no later than 6:00am.
There will be drive and drop stops (2 minutes max) at Kennett River for cars to drop off Half Marathon participants and continue on to their destination. Whether you are returning to Lorne or Apollo Bay after the drop off, you MUST be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp.
From midday, the road will start to reopen for North-bound traffic toward Lorne as the race progresses. The Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Apollo Bay will be completely reopened by 2:30pm. Click here for more information on Road Closures.
Kennett River Parking
Limited parking will be available at Kennett River Caravan Park for a $10 fee. Payment will be taken upon arrival. Please note, due to Road Closures if you are driving to the Kennett River Start Line you MUST arrive and be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp.
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