High Sierra 12km Trail Run

High Sierra 12KM Trail Run

Start in Lorne and run along the iconic Great Ocean Road before following Tramway Track into the Great Otway National Park. Get in touch with nature as you take on forest filled tracks of eucalypt and fern towards Phantom Falls. Trail back along St Georges River before returning to the Lorne Foreshore to cross that finishing arch.

Event Information

Date Sunday 19 May
Start Time 8:10am
Distance 12km
Cut Off Time 3 hours
Start Line Lorne SLSC Car Park, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
Finish Line Lorne SLSC Foreshore
Age Limit Under 13 years on race day must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Registration Cut Off Saturday 18 May 5pm
Registration Capacity 500

Entry Fees & Inclusions



  • 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 21st 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 21st, 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

Course Map

Drink Stations

There will be 3 drink stations throughout the High Sierra 12km Trail Run at the 1.7km, 7.7km and 11.5km marks.

Please be advised that this will be a self-service refillable drink station. A refillable hydration pack/belt is required if you wish to use the drink stations.

Water and Sport drink will be provided at the drink stations.

Distance Description Whats on offer Toilet
0 Lorne Fore Shore Start Water Yes
3km Tramway Track Water No
7.3km Allenvale Rd Water No
9.9km Tramway Track Water /Gatorade No
12km Lorne Fore Shore Finish Water /Gatorade Yes

Race Day Bus Information

*Please note, Shuttle Bus services may only be required if you are coming from Apollo Bay. If you are coming from Melbourne you will not be affected by the Great Ocean Road road closures. You will be able to drive straight into and out of Lorne. 

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get participants to the start line on Sunday 19 May.

A return bus will travel from Lorne back to Apollo Bay after the event.

You will be required to purchase a bus pass to enable you on these buses. This must be purchased during the online event registration process.

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 Lorne.

Apollo Bay (Main St) to Lorne
Pisces Big 4 Holiday Park 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 to Apollo Bay (1pm service only)

Lorne to Apollo Bay (Thompson Street)

Prize Money

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female will receive prize money and an official event trophy.

1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100

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