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Beat the heat

Summer is a great time to run, but the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running pace. The warmer the weather, the more challenging it becomes to adequately cool your body. Heart rates are higher and breathing is […]

Posted on January 11, 2021

Set your 2021 Challenge!

Take control this year and set yourself a challenge at the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, returning for REAL this May 15-16,2021. It doesn’t matter if you are an endurance athlete or a running rookie! With 7 distances to choose from, there is an event […]

Posted on January 7, 2021

Wake up to the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road and the Great Ocean Road Running Festival welcomes you, your friends and family to Wake up to the Great Ocean Road. This is your official invitation to The Great Sleepover – a regional movement to finally bring everyone back home to the […]

Posted on November 25, 2020

Kickstart your 2021 Great Ocean Road Run Fest training

Kickstart your training for the 2021 Great Ocean Road Running Festival at the Virtual Melbourne Marathon, taking place from December 5- 13, 2020. Finish your year on a high by joining the Virtual Melbourne Marathon. Use this upcoming event as […]

Posted on October 13, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS: August 21-30 Virtual Run Fest

What an incredible 10-day virtual experience! After having to constantly keep up with 2020 and the challenges that it has faced us all with, we finally were able to come together over August 21-30 for another Great Ocean Road Virtual Running […]

Posted on September 1, 2020

In memory of Josh May

(Luke May pictured, Glenelg SA) We would like to make a special acknowledgement to Luke and Josh May. Luke took part in the Great Ocean Road Virtual Running Festival’s 44km Marathon in memory of his brother Josh, who unfortunately, late […]

Posted on August 28, 2020

We’re going VIRTUAL… again!

In light of the recent upgrade to level 4 restriction across metropolitan Melbourne we have extended The Great Ocean Road Running Festival Virtual event to run from Friday 21 August until Sunday 30 August 2020. This extended period will allow […]

Posted on August 4, 2020

2021 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

“Australia’s most stunning running event” is returning to the foreshores of Lorne & Apollo Bay May 15-16 2021. Registrations are now open across all events: 60km Ultra Marathon 44km Marathon 23km Half Marathon 14km Paradise Run 6km Run 5km Gallop 5km/10km Lorne Walk Register […]

Posted on July 22, 2020

Update: Cancelled 2020 Great Ocean Road Running Festival

In light of further Victorian restrictions and the health concerns and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are saddened to announce the Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2020 on August 22 and 23 has been cancelled. We recognise and share your disappointment, […]

Posted on July 14, 2020

Improve your running posture

While your legs power you forward and handle the ground impact, it’s important to remember your upper body. When you start to tire, upper body posture is often the first thing to go. You start to slouch, which restricts your […]

Posted on June 10, 2020

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