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.
|Date||Sunday 15 May|
|Cut Off Time||6 hours and 30 minutes|
|Start Line||Kennett River Holiday Park, Great Ocean Road|
|Finish Line||Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay|
|Age Limit||16 years on race day|
|Registration Cut Off||Saturday 15 May 5pm|
We are excited to announce the brand new event, The Half Marathon Walk. You will follow in the path of the runners whilst taking in the spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road. The event will follow the same structure as the half marathon run.
All international competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Week Office.
Click on the above elevation map to explore an interactive elevation map. Please note that the distance on this course elevation map is approximate.
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.
*Subject to change in accordance with event COVIDSafe plan and state government guidance
The winner, 2nd and 3rd place will receive prize money and an official event trophy.
A shuttle bus service will run to get Half Marathon runners to the start line in Kennett river on Sunday 16th 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 ($15 charge) 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.
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|
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.
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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