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Congratulations to our Saturday winners

We have just wrapped up day one of the 2019 Great Ocean Road Running Festival! Over 2,700 participants took part in our Saturday events; the Great Ocean Road Real Estate 1.5km Kids’ Gallop, SriLankan Airlines 6km Run & the Garmin 14km […]

Posted on May 18, 2019

2019 Event Guide

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival returns with a weekend long celebration of running, music and wellness hosted in the towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Whether you want to entertain the family at our kite festival or relax at […]

Posted on May 9, 2019

Developing technique

“Running is a series of falls, aided by gravity.” Sven Otto Kanstad. Physicist and former competitive runner. Running is such a repetitive activity that places significant stress through your entire body. During most long runs and certainly any ultra I […]

Posted on May 7, 2019

Win flights to London

To celebrate the 2019 Great Ocean Road Running Festival our official airline partner SriLankan Airlines is giving you the chance to win flights to London! Prize: Return, economy class flights for two from Melbourne to London via Colombo. For your chance to […]

Posted on May 1, 2019

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

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