1.5km Kids’ Gallop

Get the kids involved and sign them up for the 1.5km Kids’ Gallop, parents are welcome to accompany at no extra cost. Start at the Apollo Bay Hotel and follow the Great Ocean Road up to the Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve before turning around and finishing where you started. It’s the perfect opportunity to get the kids’ excited about setting a challenge and being active. Plus, they’ll be the coolest kid in school when they show off the official Great Ocean Road Running Festival medal they’ve earned.

Event Information

Date Saturday 17 May
Distance 1500m
Start Time 10:30am
Cut Off Time 30 minutes
Start Line Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Finish Line Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Age Limit Must be under 13 years on race day. Parents are welcome to accompany registered children without paying for a registration.
Registration Cut Off Saturday 18 May 10am – 30 minutes before race start – unless sold out prior
Registration Capacity 700

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Entry Fee: Child (up to 13 years) $20
Entry Fee: Adult Companion

  Adult Companions will receive a digital bib to print out to accompany registered Child.




  • Race Bib with attached timing chip + safety pins
  • Finishers Medal

Race Bib Distribution

Australian Competitors

  • Race bib are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm February 5th and provide an Australian address on their registration. If for any reason your Race Bib does not arrive, a replacement bib can be collected from the Race Week Office. Please note, if you enter the Event between 12:00am on Feb 5th, 2024 and 11:59pm on April 17, you will have the option of paying for priority postage or collection from the event race offices (Lorne and Apollo Bay) during race office hours. Registering from 12:00am Wednesday April 18 onwards, means you will be required to pick up/collect your Event race pack from the Event race office prior to the commencement of the Event.

International Competitors
All international competitors are required to collect their bibs from the Race Week Office

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