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81-year old Stewart McArthur takes half marathons in his stride

At 81 years old, Stewart McArthur can proudly say he has pounded the pavement in every Great Ocean Road Running Festival since the event started 16 years ago. The former federal Liberal MP and avid long distance runner will again cross […]

Posted on April 30, 2019

Why strength training?

A great question. Life is busy. Training for an event can be an all-consuming enterprise that cuts in on your social life, family time, hobbies (what are they again???), oh, and that other time filler called work. so how are […]

Posted on April 10, 2019

New fueling partner: Science in Sport

We’re excited to introduce our new fueling partner Science in Sport to the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. Science in Sport is a leading sports nutrition company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative sports supplements and nutrition products for use by […]

Posted on April 9, 2019

Get your run fest gear on!

Take a look at our exciting, fresh new range of Festival merch – we have some super cool pieces, including: Zip hoodies Beanies Straw caps Dry bags … and a number of tops and tees to help you look the part! […]

Posted on March 25, 2019

2019 fitness trends

In its latest global trends report, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified 20 trends it believes will shape the global fitness industry in 2019. For its 13th annual forecast, ACSM asked more than 2,000 fitness professionals employed by commercial […]

Posted on January 31, 2019

Great Ocean Walk

We are excited to offer the rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Great Ocean Road, free from traffic at this years Great Ocean Road Running Festival. On Sunday, 19 May Sunday take in the picturesque nature along this dramatic coast line at […]

Posted on January 29, 2019

ALL NEW: Fitness Retreat

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival presents; the ALL NEW Great Ocean Road Fitness Retreat. Learn, run & dine with industry experts. Taking place 2-3 March 2019 in Lorne, this retreat is the ultimate experience for running fanatics and fitness […]

Posted on January 25, 2019

How to get motivated when in a rut

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, everybody can get into a rut sometimes. Maybe you get bored with the same old route, or you just find your motivation slumping. So, to get back on track, here are 10 […]

Posted on January 8, 2019

Tips for better running

1. Don’t ignore pain Red flag symptoms that could indicate significant injury include night pain, swelling (particularly pitting oedema – when you press down on the area with a finger and the indentation remains after the pressure is removed) and/or […]

Posted on December 14, 2018

Limited Family offer now on

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is the ultimate family escape to one of the worlds most beautiful & scenic destinations. Returning May 18-19; the event boasts 7 running events ranging from our 1.5km Kid’s Gallop all the way up […]

Posted on December 3, 2018

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