Great Ocean Road Walk

If running just isn’t your thing, the 5km/10km Walk is perfect for those who want to join in on the Festival’s fun. Starting in Lorne, follow your way along the Great Ocean Road and decide on the day whether you want to turn around at the 2.5km mark (walking a total of 5km), or continuing on and turning around at the 5km mark (walking a total of 10km).

This exclusive opportunity allows you to safely walk along the vehicle-free Great Ocean Road. Soak in the breathtaking Southern Ocean views and fresh air. A calming and rejuvenating walk for all ages!

Walk 10 km Distance Drink Stations    
Distance Description   Whats on offer
0 Lorne Fore Shore Start DRINK STATION # 1 Water 
2.5km Turnout Apollo Bay Side of St George River DRINK STATION # 2 Water
5km 50m Apollo Bay side Sheoaks Falls Rd (Turn Out) DRINK STATION # 2A Water
7.5km Turnout Apollo Bay Side of St George River DRINK STATION # 2 Water
10km Lorne Fore Shore Finish DRINK STATION # 1 Water /Gatorade

Event Information

Date Sunday 19 May
Distance 5km or 10km
Start Time 8:30am
Cut Off Time 3 hours
Start Line Lorne SLSC Car Park, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
Finish Line Foreshore, Lorne SLSC, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne
Age Limit Under 13 years on race day must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Registration Cut Off Sunday 19 May 8am – 30 minutes before start – unless sold out prior
Registration Capacity 500

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Entry Fee: Adult 17+ $45
Entry Fee: Youth $30

Please note that all entrants under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.



  • Race Bib + safety pins (no timing chip)
  • 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 packs from the Race Week Office.

Course Map

Drink Stations

There will be drink stations along the 5km/10km Great Ocean Road Walk.

*Subject to change

Race day bus information

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get  walkers to the start line on Sunday 21st May.

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

You will be required to purchase a bus pass ($15 charge) 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 walkers.

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 (Thomspon Street)

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