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 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.
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.
All international competitors are required to collect their bib 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 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.
44KMMARATHON DRINK STATION LOCATIONS
Whats on offer
Lorne Fore Shore Start
DRINK STATION # 1
Turnout Apollo Bay Side of St George River
DRINK STATION # 2
50m Apollo Bay side Sheoaks Falls Rd (Turn Out)
DRINK STATION # 2A
Large Turn Out Lorne Side of Jamison Rver
DRINK STATION # 3
Turn Out oppisite to Starsfield Rd in Wye River
DRINK STATION # 4
DRINK STATION # 5
Picnic Turn Out Apollo Bay Side of Grey River
DRINK STATION # 6
DRINK STATION # 7
DRINK STATION # 8
Telstra Phone box Turn Out – Bus Stop
DRINK STATION # 9
Turn Out 100m Past Pices Drive
DRINK STATION # 10
Finish Between the Bollards in front of Apollo Bay Hotel
DRINK STATION # FINISH
*Subject to change
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female will receive prize money and an official event trophy.
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 19 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. 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 11am onwards)