All runners considering the Geelong Advertiser 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 Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon can be found here.
Sunday 20th May
Cut Off Time
6 hours and 30 minutes
Lorne SLSC Car Park, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
18 years on Race Day
Registration Cut Off
Saturday 19th May 5pm
Entry Fees & Inclusions
Entry Fee – Adult
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 Distribution
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 60km.
There are 14 drink stations along the Geelong Advertiser Ultra 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.
GEELONG ADVERTISER ULTRA MARATHON DRINK STATION LOCATIONS
21.8km (Kennett River)
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 Geelong Advertiser Ultra Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 20th May.
Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay (Thomson St) 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.
Geelong Advertiser Ultra 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)