SiS Ultra Marathon

All runners considering the Science in Sport Ultra Marathon please understand that this is a challenge that you must be up for both physically and mentally. Please ensure that you adjust your training to suit this course, and can run the 60km within the event cut-off time (6.5 hours) prior to registering for this event.

We strongly recommend looking at the course elevation. An elevation map for the Ultra Marathon can be found here.

Event Information

Date Sunday 15 May
Start Time 8:00am
Distance 60km
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 Fees & Inclusions

Entry Fee – Adult TBC


  • 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 60km. 


Important SiS Ultra Marathon cut off time information

The SiS Ultra has two cut off point the reason for this is that we must reopen the Great Ocean Rd at no later than 2.30 and all runners must be off the road before we open.

  • The first cut off is at Sunnyside Rd this is 33.5km into the course you must reach this point no later than 11.40am this is calculated on run pace of 7mins per Km
  • The second cut off at Hickeys Cutting this is 47.5 km into the course you must reach this point no later than 12.45pm this is calculated on run pace of 7mins per Km

At each Turnout segment you will receive a wrist band if you miss a cut off you can still continue to the finish.

  • If you miss cut off 1 you can still complete turn out 2 your total distance will be 50km – your time is recorded
  • If you miss both cut offs the distance is 44.76km – your time is recorded

Drink Stations

There are 14 drink stations along the SiS Ultra Marathon course.

Water will be provided on course as well as a 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
36 km Water /Science in Sport
41km Water /Science in Sport
44.7km Water /Science in Sport
53.6km Water /Science in Sport
57.3 km Water /Science in Sport
Finish Line Water /Science in Sport/Bananas

*Subject to change in accordance with event Covid Safe plan and state government guidance


The winner, 2nd and 3rd place 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 SiS Ultra Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 16th May.

Return buses will travel from Apollo Bay (Thomson St) 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.

SiS Ultra 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)

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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