Race Week


2022 Event Guide

Inside the Guide you will find everything you need, including:

KEY EVENT INFORMATION: Familiarise yourself with key times and locations to organise yourself ahead of the weekend.

ACTIVITIES: Check out the extensive range of free activities over the weekend. Entertain the family at our kite festival, relax at a yoga session by the beach and enjoy an afternoon of live music – we have it all.

OFFERS: Support the region and take advantage of the offers from the local attractions.

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Race Week Office

There will be two Race Week Offices located along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne Foreshore and the Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

Apollo Bay Race Week Office: 

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club
Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233


Friday, May 139:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, May 148:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, May 156:00am – 2:30pm**

*General enquiries only. Race bibs must be collected prior to Sunday 15 May.

Lorne Race Week Office

Lorne Foreshore (North of the SLSC Carpark)
Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria, 3232


Friday, May 133:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 149:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 156:00am – 8:00am**

**General enquiries only. Race bibs must be collected prior to Sunday 15 May.


  • General Enquiries
  • Race Pack Collection
  • New Registrations and Event Changes

Click here for more information. 

Festival Hub Maps

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Start Lines

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Great Ocean Road Real Estate 1.5km Kids Gallop10:30amApollo BayApollo Bay
6km Run11:30amApollo BayApollo Bay
14km Paradise Run1:00pmApollo BayApollo Bay


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Ultra Marathon (60km)8:00amLorneApollo Bay
Kieser Marathon (44km)8:00amLorneApollo Bay
Brooks Half Marathon (23km)8:00amKennett RiverApollo Bay
13km Trail Run8:10amLorneLorne
6.5km Trail Run8:20amLorneLorne
Great Ocean Road Walk (5km/10km)8:30amLorneLorne


Sunday Racer Information

In this explainer video we cover the important stuff for Sunday participants and spectators, including:

  • Road Closure Information
  • Getting to Your Start Line
  • Warm Clothing Service
  • Spectator Information
  • Our Road, Your Road Responsibilities
  • Getting Home


Saturday racers, the Great Ocean Road from Lorne to Apollo Bay will be open.

There are a small amount of road closures within Apollo Bay, with short detours in place. This will not affect your entering or departing Apollo Bay.

Sunday Bus Service

The Great Ocean Road will be closed to traffic from 7:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 15 May. We strongly suggest using our Shuttle Bus Service to get to and from the Ultra, Marathon, and Half Marathon start and finish lines. 

If you have not yet purchased a bus pass and need one, please follow these instructions to add one to your registration. Bus passes purchased after April 5 will need to be collected from either of our Race Week Offices.

Please note, as directed by DHHS you will be required to wear a face mask on the bus.

For more information please click here.

Warm Clothing

We offer a warm clothing service for the Half, Full and Ultra Marathon events. 

There is a tear off section on your bib that you will be able to attach to your bag for identification.

A warm clothing truck will be situated at both the Half Marathon start line (Kennett River) and the Full/Ultra Marathon start line (Lorne). Bring your warm clothing inside your own bag to this truck, and it will be re-located to the finish line (Apollo Bay) for you to come and collect post-race. 

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Road Closures

The Great Ocean Road will be completely closed between Lorne and Skenes Creek (traffic will be under escort between Skenes Creek and Apollo Bay) from 7am on Sunday May 15.

We encourage all spectators to be in Apollo Bay before the road closes at 7am to avoid the Great Ocean Road closure and ensure you see your runner finish.

We recommend competitors wishing to depart Apollo Bay by car after their event to head South along the Great Ocean Road through Marengo, Lavers Hill, Ferguson and Colac, or wait until 2:30pm for the Great Ocean Road to re-open.

For detailed Road Closure Information click here.

Merch Store

Shop the exclusive range of Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival merchandise. Our Merchandise Stores will be located within the Apollo Bay Festival Hub, click here to view on the map. 

Friday, May 139:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, May 148:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, May 157:30am-2:30pm



We encourage your friends and family to cheer you on as you cross the finish line. Please note, for all events finishing in Apollo Bay on Sunday 15 May, your cheer squad will not be allowed on the Great Ocean Road after 7am. Please refer to the road closure information to plan your morning.


Toilets are accessible at all start and finish lines.

There will be toilets on course for our Marathon, Half Marathon and Ultra Marathon events only.


MiTIME’s are an insert your 2022 Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival medal!

It is personalised with an engravement of your name (max 30 characters) and your race time, and fits perfectly in to the back of your medal.

It will be mailed to the address you registered with within the week following race day.

MiTIME’s can be purchased post-race by simply emailing support@mitime.co 

Great Ocean Road Running Festival


GEOSNAPSHOT will be capturing this year’s high quality event photos.

After the event, you will have access to all images you are featured in, stored in a personal gallery, in high resolution and available for digital download. An easy, instant, and unforgettable memento of your participation in the Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival.

Purchase your Geosnapshot Photo Package HERE.


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