Ultra Marathon

All runners considering the Ultra Marathon please understand that this is a challenge that you must be up for both physically and mentally. Please ensure that you adjust your training to suit this course, and can run the 60km within the event cut-off time (6.5 hours) prior to registering for this event.

We strongly recommend looking at the course elevation. An elevation map for the Ultra Marathon can be found here.

Event Information

Date Sunday 21st May
Start Time 8:00am
Distance 60km
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 Friday 19th May 5pm

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Registrations for the Ultra Marathon are now open. Please note the entry fee is subject to change at any time, so sign up early to secure the best price.

ADULT  ADULT – AURA MEMBER NEXT PRICE RISE
$139.00 $124.00 TBA

Australian Ultra Runners Association (AURA) members can register for the Ultra Marathon at the Marathon entry price.  To receive your PIN code, please email enquiries@greatoceanroadmarathon.com.au with your name and AURA member number.

INCLUSIONS:

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

*This can only be collected from the Apollo Bay Race Week Office during opening hours. Please remember to bring your race bib with you to claim your gift!


Race Pack Distribution

Australian Competitors

  • If you registered before Wednesday 19th April at 5pm, your Race Pack will be sent to you at the address provided
  • If you registered after 5pm on the 19th 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


ultra_elevation-map


Drink Stations

There are 14 drink stations along the Ultra Marathon course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a sports drink. The on course sports drink for the 2017 is yet to be confirmed. You may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you.

ULTRA MARATHON DRINK STATION LOCATIONS

 5.0km  10.7km
 15.4km  21.8km (Kennett River)
 25.0km  31.1km
 34.7km  41.2km
 46.3km  48.3km
 50.9km  55.4km
 58.1km  Finish Line

Prize Money

PLACE MALE FEMALE
FIRST $1,000 $1,000
SECOND $500 $500
THIRD $250 $250

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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 Ultra Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 21st 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.

Ultra Marathon bus routes are listed below:

Getting to the start line in Lorne (depart from 6am):

Apollo Bay (Main St) to Lorne
Pisces Dive to Lorne
Skene 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 Skene’s 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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