Event Information

Date Sunday 16 May
Distance 44km
Start Time 8:00am
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 15 May 5pm

Entry Fee & Inclusions

Entry Fee $135.00


  • Race Bib with attached timing chip
  • Finishers Medal
  • Competitor Gift

Race Pack Distribution

Australian Competitors

  • Race Packs are only posted to those who register prior to 11.59pm Monday April 5th 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 5th, 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, as the official course is measured to exactly 44km. 

Drink Stations

There will be 12 drink stations throughout the Great Ocean Road Marathon Course.

Water will be provided on course as well as Science in Sport Drink. 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.


Distance Items Provided
Start Line Water
2.5km Water
5km Water
10.7km Water/Science in Sport
15.4km Water/Science in Sport
21.8km Water
26.6km Water
31.1km Water/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
36.2km Water/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
39.4km Water/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
43.1km Water/Science in Sport/Jelly Beans
Finish Line Water/Science in Sport/Bananas

Prize Money

FIRST $3,000 $3,000
SECOND $2,000 $2,000
THIRD $1,000 $1,000
FOURTH $600 $600
FIFTH $400 $400


  • All amounts are in AUD.
  • Foreign Athletes will be subject to Withholding Tax but can claim back if agreements exist between Australia and their country of residence.

Race Day Bus Information

A shuttle bus service will run from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 16th May

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay back to Lorne after the event.

You will be required to purchase a bus pass ($12.50 charge) to enable you on these buses. This must be purchased during the online event registration process.

Marathon bus routes are listed below:

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 12pm 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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