Finally tick it off your bucket-list or make it an annual event and run the most iconic stretch of road in Australia at the Great Ocean Road Kieser Marathon (44km). This truly is Australia’s most stunning running event. Experience surreal views and stunning landscapes as you wind your way along the wild and windswept Southern Ocean. Starting in Lorne, try spot Koalas as you make your way down the Great Ocean Road through Wye River, Kennett River and Skenes Creek before finishing in Apollo Bay… You’ll be pinching yourself the whole time.
|Date||Sunday 15 May|
|Cut Off Time||6 hours and 30 minutes|
|Start Line||Lorne SLSC Car Park, Mount Joy Parade, Lorne|
|Finish Line||Apollo Bay Hotel, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay|
|Age Limit||18 years on race day|
|Registration Cut Off||Saturday 14 May 5pm|
|Entry Fee: Adult 18+ (Early Bird)||$140|
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 12 drink stations throughout the Kieser Great Ocean Road Marathon Course.
Water will be provided on course and you may also 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, 3rd, 4th and 5th place will receive prize money and an official event trophy.
A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get Marathon runners to the start line 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 ($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 Marathon/Ultra Marathon runners. Exact locations will be published closer to the event.
|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 from Apollo Bay (depart from approximately 11am onwards)
|Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Skenes Creek|
|Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Kennett River|
|Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Wye River|
|Apollo Bay (Thompson St) to Lorne|
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