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 August 23. A detour route is marked in yellow on the map below.
It is possible to have someone drive you to the start of the marathon in Lorne, watch you start and then drive to the finish at Apollo Bay.
Your driver having watched you start the marathon must then travel via the inland route of Deans Marsh, Barwon Downs, Forrest and Skenes Creek to the finish at Apollo Bay.
Competitors wishing to depart Apollo Bay by car after their event is completed can do so by the below routes. Please note that the Great Ocean Road will be closed between the hours of 7:00am – 2:30pm.
– Head South along the Great Ocean Road through Marengo, Lavers Hill, Beech Forest, and Colac
– Heading North along the Great Ocean Rd you must join the vehicle escort queue in Cawood St. Vehicles will be escorted to Skenes Creek Rd whereby you will follow the inland detour route through Forrest and Deans Marsh
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