Great Ocean Road Virtual Running Festival

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 our Melbourne based participants to meet their distance goals within the exercise limit requirements. As always we encourage you to prioritise the health and safety of you, your family and the broader Victorian community during this challenging time. For more information about current COVID-19 restriction levels please visit the DHHS.Vic website.

What does this mean?

To support our amazing loyal Great Ocean Road Running Festival community who continue to inspire and support us, we have adapted the virtual event to now allow you to complete your distance in multiple runs across the dates of Friday 21st August – Sunday 30th August. We’re super excited to be a part of your journey and the unique inspiration stories that I’m sure we will all be talking about for years to come.

Please visit our FAQ’s for further information. Otherwise, keep an eye out on your emails during the lead in race week for further details.

Welcome to the second edition of  The Great Ocean Road VIRTUAL Running Festival

From Friday 21st to Sunday 30th August runners from across Australia (and even the world) will conquer one of the most spectacular runs (virtually!), we would love for you to join us. 

You do it at your own pace, on your own terms. Choose one of the distances below.

  • 60km Ultra Marathon
  • 44km Marathon
  • 23km Half Marathon
  • 14km Paradise Run
  • 6km Run
  • 1.5km Gallop

Check out the highlights from our first virtual event in May. 



What is it and how does it work….. you’re in control

  • You choose the location, your preferred distance and the time of day from Friday 21st to Sunday 30th August (you can complete your distance over multiple days if you need).
  • Record your distance and time, then upload your results to the platform. Once your submission has been verified we will add you to the leaderboard.
  • A finisher Medal will then be sent along with a virtual social badge

Find your official virtual event check list here

See all your questions answered here

What you get as a Virtual Runner.

  • Access to the Great Ocean Road Virtual Running Festival
  • Great Ocean Road Running Festival Medal posted to your door
  • Personalised Digital Race Bib emailed direct to you
  • Finisher Results and Published Leaderboard
  • ‘I conquered’ social badge ready for your profile pics, to show the world your amazing achievement

You’re in control, it’s your race at your pace in the location of your choosing. Your medal, Your finish line and Your Runners High awaits




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