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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

The secret to exploring Apollo Bay & The Otways like a local

For me, growing up in Apollo Bay meant spending every day bathing at the beach in summer and exploring the Great Otway National Park in winter. The cold weather never bothered us. We’d visit the roaring waterfalls, play in the […]

Posted on June 9, 2020

Virtual Weekend Highlights!

VIRTUAL RUN FEST HIGHLIGHTS What an incredible weekend, with 1353 runners completing one of 6 distances over the weekend May 16-17 at the inaugural Great Ocean Road Virtual Running Festival. What would have been a weekend running the iconic Great […]

Posted on May 22, 2020

How to safely participate in our Virtual Event

Although we have gone virtual due to the safety precautions caused by covid-19, there are still safety practices that you should follow when participating in the Great Ocean Road Virtual Running Festival, it’s #yourrunyourway, but we should all be putting […]

Posted on May 12, 2020

Running for beginners, setting goals and keeping motivated.

So you’ve just started your Running Journey, congrats! This is what you need to know about setting goals and achieving them.   START SMALL AND WORK YOUR WAY TO THE TOP It is important to set achievable goals. Start by […]

Posted on May 5, 2020

JOIN US, VIRTUALLY!

We’re excited to launch the inaugural ‘Great Ocean Road VIRTUAL Running Festival’. This May 16th and 17th join runners from across Australia (and even the world) as they conquer one of the most spectacular runs (virtually!). This is the perfect way to […]

Posted on April 23, 2020

The Importance of Running During Coronavirus

Running is the perfect activity for your mental and physical health right now. If you’re not self-isolating due to international travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, running in a non-crowded area is safe and encouraged. Just remember […]

Posted on April 22, 2020

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