Brooks Half Marathon

Start your journey in the gorgeous, little seaside town that is Kennett River and make your way along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Whether you’ve signed up to the 23km run or the 23km walk, experience the same beauty of Australia’s lush forests and picturesque coastlines on your own two feet before crossing that finish line in Apollo Bay. 

Event Information

DateSunday 15 May
Start Time8:00am
Cut Off Time6 hours and 30 minutes
Start LineKennett River Holiday Park, Great Ocean Road
Finish LineApollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Age Limit16 years on race day
Registration Cut OffSaturday 15 May 5pm
Registration Capacity3500


Entry Fees & Inclusions

Entry Fee: Adult 18+$145
Entry Fee: Youth 16-17$140



  • Race Bib with attached timing chip
  • Finishers Medal

Race Pack Distributions

Australian Competitors

  • Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Monday April 4th 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 4th, 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.

International Competitors

All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office.

Course Map

Click on the above elevation map to explore an interactive elevation map. Please note that the distance on this course elevation map is approximate.

Drink Stations

There will be 6 drink stations throughout the Half Marathon Course.

Water will be provided on course and you may choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you. Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.



DistanceItems Provided
14.41kmWater/ Science in Sport Go Electrolyte
18.31kmWater/ Science in Sport Go Electrolyte
21.61kmWater/ Science in Sport Go Electrolyte
Finish LineWater


*Subject to change

Prize Money

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

1st Place$1,000
2nd Place$500
3rd Place$250

Race Day Transport

Half Marathon Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus service will run to get Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 15th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event. Buses will commence at approximately 11am, last bus is at 3:30pm sharp.

You will be required to purchase a bus pass to enable you on these buses if you wish to use this service. This must be purchased during the online event registration process, or from the Race Week Office.

Half Marathon bus routes are listed below:

Getting to the start line in Kennett River (depart from 5:45am):
Please note there are two departure points in Apollo Bay along Main St. Please make sure you are at the departure point for the Half Marathon start line. Exact locations will be published closer to the event. 

Lorne (corner of Bay Street and Mountjoy Parade) to Kennett River
Wye River (Vline bus stop) to Kennett River
Apollo Bay (Corner of Thomson St and GOR) to Kennett River
Pisces Big 4 Holiday Park to Kennett River
Skenes Creek (Vline bus stop) to Kennett River

After the event from Apollo Bay (depart from approximately 11am onwards)

Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Skene’s Creek
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Kennett River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Wye River
Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Lorne


Drive and Drop Information

If you wish to drive and drop a participant at the Half Marathon start line in Kennett River, you MUST be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp. In order to be off the roads by 7:00am, you must have started your drop off journey by no later than 6:00am.

There will be drive and drop stops (2 minutes max) at Kennett River for cars to drop off Half Marathon participants and continue on to their destination. Whether you are returning to Lorne or Apollo Bay after the drop off, you MUST be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp.

From midday, the road will start to reopen for North-bound traffic toward Lorne as the race progresses. The Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Apollo Bay will be completely reopened by 2:30pm. Click here for more information on Road Closures.

Kennett River Parking

Limited parking will be available at Kennett River Caravan Park for a $10 fee. Payment will be taken upon arrival. Please note, due to Road Closures if you are driving to the Kennett River Start Line you MUST arrive and be off the Great Ocean Road by 7:00am sharp.


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