The 2018 Great Ocean Road Running Festival will be held on the weekend of May 19-20, 2018.
Saturday 19th May
Geelong Advertiser Paradise Run & Wheelchair Race (14km)
Mizuno Run (6km)
Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kids’ Gallop (1.5km)
Sunday 20th May
Great Ocean Road Walk (5km,10km or 15km)
Ultra Marathon (60km)
Great Ocean Road Marathon (44km)
Half Marathon (23km)
To update your personal details such as address or contact phone number, you will need to login to your ‘My Events Portal’ and click Edit Registration Information. If you have entered the wrong email address you will need to contact us to update your email address.
Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Monday April 9th and provide an Australian address on their registration.
If for any reason your Race Pack does not arrive, a replacement pack can be collected from the Race Week Office.
Please note, if you register after 11:59pm Monday April 9th, your Race Pack must be collected from the Race Week Office during opening hours.
If you register after 11:59pm Monday April 19th, your race pack must be collected from the Race Week Office during opening hours.
The Race Week Office will be located in Apollo Bay and Lorne on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19.
Please click here for further details including opening hours.
You are welcome to have someone collect your Race Pack on your behalf; they will just need to present a copy of your confirmation email (with QR code to be scanned) at the Race Week Office.
Your Race Pack will include:
Great Ocean Road Real Estate 1.5km Kids’ Gallop, Great Ocean Road Walk, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon competitor gifts must be collected at the finish line after your run or walk. Please make sure you show your race bib for collection!
If you have lost your Race Pack or it did not arrive due to an incorrect address, you will be required to purchase a replacement pack at the Race Week Office during opening hours. The cost of a new race pack is $20.00.
If you need to withdraw from an event, you will be required to submit a Withdrawal Application Form.
For further information on withdrawing and to complete this application form, please click here.
If you withdraw after 11:59pm Monday April 9th for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons), there is no refund of any portion of the entry fee.
Race packs will be sent out from mid April. If you withdraw from an event after you have received your race pack please write ‘Return to Sender’ on the front of the pack, and send it back to us as soon as possible.
The cut-off date for online event changes is 11:59pm Monday April 9th. After this date all event changes must be made in person at the Apollo Bay or Lorne Race Week Offices.
Race Packs will be sent to Early Bird entrants from mid April.
If you are changing events and you have already received your race pack, you will be required to bring your original pack to collect a replacement pack from the Race Week Office.
Under no circumstance are you permitted to pass your entry onto someone else.
We cannot process name changes.
If you cannot compete in the event, you must withdraw. For further information and to officially withdraw from the event, please click here.
Bib numbers for the 2018 event will not be pre-allocated. You will not receive your bib number until you receive your race pack in the mail or collect it from the Race Week Office.
If you believe that your timing chip has been damaged, it is best to pick up a replacement from the Race Week Office during opening hours.
Do not bend the chip or leave the chip in areas subject to heat or water damage.
You can register a team during the online event registration process. You can also create a new team after you have registered. Simply visit your ‘My Events Portal’ and click on Create a team.
If you would like to join a team after you have registered for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, please log on to your ‘My Events Portal’ and select ‘Join a Team’.
There is an option to prepay for team members on the online event registration form. Under Team Information on the registration form just select Create a Team and select Prepay for team members. Please note if you wish to prepay for team members you will need to know the exact number of people who you wish to pay for and the events they wish to run in.
Water and fruit will be provided at drink stations on course, as well as a sports drink. The on course sports drink for 2018 is yet to be confirmed.
Yes, there are toilets located at all of the drink stations on course for all distance events.
Marathon and Ultra Marathon – Minimum 18 years of age on Race Day
Half Marathon – Minimum 16 years of age on Race Day
14km Run, 6km Run & Great Ocean Road Walk – Children under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult on course at all times
Kids’ Gallop – Must be under 13 years of age on race day to compete. Parents are more than welcome to run with their children, however won’t be required to register.
|Ultra||Marathon||Half Marathon||14km Run|
|18 – 19||18 – 19||16 – 19||Under 13|
|20 – 29||20 – 29||20 – 29||14 – 17|
|30 – 39||30 – 39||30 – 39||18 – 19|
|40 – 44||40 – 44||40 – 44||20 – 29|
|45 – 49||45 – 49||45 – 49||30 – 39|
|50 – 54||50 – 54||50 – 54||40 – 44|
|55 – 59||55 – 59||55 – 59||45 – 49|
|60 – 64||60 – 64||60 – 64||50 – 54|
|65 – 69||65 – 69||65 – 69||55 – 59|
|70 – 74||70 – 74||70 – 74||60 – 64|
|75+||75+||75+||65 – 69|
|70 – 74|
Yes, prams are permitted however please start at the back of the group at the start line, and keep left at all times. Please be very wary of other competitors who may want to pass you.
You will only need to pay a separate entry fee for your baby if you wish to get a second race bib and finisher’s medal.
All pets are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time.
We strongly discourage the use of headphones on course.
If you do choose to listen to music and wear headphones whilst running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you, including instructions from course marshals and please be very wary of other competitors who may be wanting to pass you.
If you are looking for accommodation, please contact Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre on 03 5237 6529.
You are more than welcome to fundraise for any charity you wish.
We recommend setting up a fundraising page through GoFundraise, however you are most welcome to use other fundraising platforms.
Anyone is welcome to register, however we recommend at least having previously run a Marathon.
For 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 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.
Please look at the course elevation before registering – an elevation map for the Ultra Marathon can be found here.
Results will be made available within 48 hours after the event via our website.
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