The ultimate challenge for the endurance athlete. Make your way from Lorne along the renowned Great Ocean Road, then head inland through flourishing forest before returning to glorious ocean views. Completing such a unique and breathtaking 60km course all on your own strength is simply one of the most empowering feelings there is. You’ll be feeling unstoppable as you run through the finishing arch in Apollo Bay.
All runners considering the 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.
|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 (Early Bird)||$145|
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, as the official course is measured to exactly 60km.
Important Ultra Marathon cut off time information
The 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.
At each Turnout segment you will receive a wrist band if you miss a cut off you can still continue to the finish.
There are 14 drink stations along the Ultra Marathon course.
Water will be provided on course and may also choose to carry your own sports drinks/gels with you. Please discard this rubbish at the bins provided at the drink stations.
|36 km||Water /|
|57.3 km||Water /|
|Finish Line||Water / Bananas|
*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 from Apollo Bay to Lorne to get Ultra Marathon runners to the start line on Sunday 15th 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.
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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