Event Information

Date Sunday 20th May
Distance 44km
Start Time 8:00am
Cut Off Time 6 hours and 30 minutes
Start Line Lorne SLSC Car Park, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
Finish Line Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Age Limit 18 years on race day
Registration Cut Off Saturday 19th May 5pm

Entry Fee & Inclusions

Entry Fee (Early Bird) $129.00


  • Race Bib with attached timing chip
  • Finishers Medal
  • Competitor Gift*

*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 Distribution

Australian Competitors

  • If you register before Monday 9th April at 11.59pm, your Race Pack will be sent to you at the address provided
  • If you register after 11.59pm on the 9th April, you will be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their packs 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, as the official course is measured to exactly 44km. 

Drink Stations

There will be 10 drink stations throughout the Great Ocean Road Marathon Course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a sports drink. The on course sports drink for 2018 is yet to be confirmed. You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.


5.0km 10.7km
 15.4km  21.8km (Kennett River)
 25.0km  31.1km
 36.2km  40.3km
 43.1km  Finish Line

Prize Money

FIRST $3,000 $3,000
SECOND $2,000 $2,000
THIRD $1,000 $1,000
FOURTH $600 $600
FIFTH $400 $400


  • 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 Bus Information

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get  Marathon runners to the start line 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. This must be purchased during the online event registration process.

Marathon bus routes are listed below:

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. 

Apollo Bay (Main St) to Lorne
Pisces Drive to Lorne
Skenes Creek (Vline bus stop) to Lorne
Kennett River (Vline bus stop)to Lorne
Wye River (Vline bus stop) to Lorne

After the event from Apollo Bay (depart from approximately 12pm onwards)

Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Skenes Creek
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Kennett River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Wye River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Lorne


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