What’s On

In 2020, the Festival will return 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 a yoga session by the beach followed by an afternoon of live music – we have it all. Just make sure you have your Race Bib on you to gain access to all FREE activities.

SHOW YOUR RACE BIB TO GAIN ACCESS

Your Race Bib is your key to access all of the the FREE activities on offer exclusively to Great Ocean Road Running Festival participants, including the wellness program, free kites for kids & live music. Ensure that you are registered in one of the seven distances on offer. If registered before July 13th with an Australian address, your Race Bib will be mailed to you. Otherwise, you will need to collect this from either our Lorne or Apollo Bay Race Week Office to collect. 

Apollo Bay Festival Hub

Apollo Bay is home to the Start & Finish lines of all Saturday events, and the Finish line of the Ultra, Marathon & Half Marathon – but that’s not all!

Visit the Race Week Office in Apollo Bay to pick up your bib, change/register for an event, or for any questions you may have!

Check out the Festival Hub for deals on running products from Garmin & more. You will also find the Merchandise stand, where you can pick up some Official Event Merchandise.

DON’T MISS:

The inaugural Pub to Pub Waiter’s Race – 1.05pm Saturday. Watch the action as local wait-staff battle it out, racing to carry a tray of beer from the Apollo Bay Hotel to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse and back, trying not to spill a drop! Make sure you’re there to witness history in the making, and find out who will take home the trophy.


Lorne Festival Hub

This year we’re bringing more action to Lorne than ever before. Hosting not only the start line of the 60km Ultra, 44km Marathon & the Great Ocean Road Walk on Sunday 23 August, you’ll be able to take advantage of a range of activities in Lorne across Festival Weekend.

Visit the Race Week Office in Lorne to pick up your bib, change/register for an event, or for any questions you may have!

Participate in a free yoga class, head to the Lorne Hotel for some live music, or play a round of mini golf at the Lorne Sea Baths.


Wellness Program

In 2020 we are bringing you a new & improved Wellness Program at Great Ocean Road Running Festival, with a focus on yoga for runners.

All sessions are free to participants who register for one of the seven distances on offer at the festival – just present your Festival Wristband to participate in the class.

Yoga Warm Up for Marathon/Ultra Marathon

Take part in the pre-run yoga warm up where we’ll be targeting the core muscles you’ll be pumping throughout the race. A gentle stretch session, we’ll warm up the muscles to get you supple and prepped for the race ahead. Plus get balanced and ease out any race-day nerves with some gentle breathing exercises.

 

Wellness Program – Saturday 22 August

Time Location Activity
10:00am Lorne Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (60 minutes)
2:00pm Lorne Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (60 minutes)
12:00pm Apollo Bay Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (60 minutes)
2:30pm Apollo Bay Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (60 minutes)

Wellness Program – Sunday 23 August

Time Location Activity
7:15am Lorne Festival Area Pre-Marathon Warm Up (15 minutes)
7:45am Lorne Festival Area Walk Warm Up (15 minutes)
10:30am Lorne Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (4 X 15 min)
10:30am Apollo Bay Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (4 X 15 min)
11:30am Apollo Bay Festival Area Awaken Yoga Session (6 X 15 min)

Live Music

Apollo Bay Hotel will announce their music lineup for the weekend closer to the event.

Lorne Hotel will announce their music lineup for the weekend closer to the event.


Petting Farm

Fun Farm 2 U is a unique mobile animal petting farm experience, it offers children and adults of all ages the chance to have a hands on experience with a wide range of friendly, healthy & cute farm animals and poultry of all breeds, colours and sizes.

The petting farm will be at the Apollo Bay festival hub on Saturday 16 May.


Kite Festival

A kaleidoscope of kites in all shapes and sizes will take to the skies in Apollo Bay during the Festival. Offering fun for the whole family, dual Kite Festivals will lift off on the spectacular foreshores of both towns all weekend long!

Free Kites for Children

All children who are registered in either the Great Ocean Road Walk, Kid’s Gallop, 6km Run or Garmin 14km Run will receive their own kite to decorate & fly. Make sure you’re got your Race Bib with you to claim your free kite, 10am – 4pm Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May.

Nominal fee for non-participants.


Lorne Sea Baths

 

Located in magnificent seaside Lorne, Lorne Sea Baths is a fully equipped health, fitness and leisure facility, and strives to provide optimal comfort and convenience to all customers.

Opening hours during festival weekend:
Saturday 16 May 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17 May 9.00am – 5.00pm

FACILITY ACCESS

Great Ocean Road Running Festival participants can gain free access to the Lorne Sea Baths facilities during Festival Weekend, including:

  • Trampolines
  • Mini Golf
  • Hydrobaths
  • Gym
  • Pool

Just make sure you have your Race Bib with you to gain free access.

Non participants have access at usual business costs.


Otway Fly

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breath-taking birds-eye view of the rainforest on the Treetop Walk or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Treetop Walk – 2 for 1 offer

Participants registered in a Great Ocean Road Running Festival event can take advantage of this 2 for 1 offer on entry to the Treetop Walk by showing your Race Bib upon arrival at the Ticket Office. Bookings not necessary.

Zipline Tours – 20% off

Participants registered in a Great Ocean Road Running Festival event can take advantage of a 20% discount on Zipline Tours.

Present your Race Bib at the time of booking to receive a 20% discount on entry. Offer valid Friday 21 August – Monday 24 August to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend. For more information on the Otway Fly and to plan your trip, head to the Otway Fly website.


Cape Otway Lightstation

Experience the heart pounding thrill of awesome views from the balcony of the Cape Otway Lightstation, 90m above the Southern Ocean. Located just a 35 minute drive from Apollo Bay, the Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia.

Cape Otway Lightstation Tours – 50% OFF

Present your Race Bib at the time of booking to receive a 50% discount on entry for Adult and Family passes. Offer valid Friday 21 August – Monday 24 August to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend.

To learn more about Australia’s most important lighthouse and plan your trip, visit the Cape Otway Lightstation website.


Deep Blue Hot Springs

Let your mind wander into a therapeutic state while your body absorbs the health restoring minerals and heat of natural, earth drawn waters.  Slowly make your journey through a myriad of open-air pools, delving into steep caves for enhanced sensory stimulation and bathing in floral aromatic mist or lye in the shallows of the reflection pool for quiet contemplation.

Entry into The Sanctuary – 50% OFF

Present your Race Bib at the time of booking to receive a 50% discount to Deep Blue Hot Springs’ Sanctuary. Offer valid Friday 21 August – Monday 24 August to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend.

For more information, please visit The Deep Blue’s website.


Australian National Surfing Museum

The Australian National Surfing Museum is the world’s largest surfing museum. Situated in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital, it celebrates 100 years of surfing and beach culture in Australia. With themed exhibition spaces, films, photographs, kids activities and of course iconic surfboards, it traces the growth and developments around the amazing activity that is riding waves.

Australian National Surfing Museum Admission – 2 for 1 Admission

Present your Race Bib upon entry to receive a 2 for 1 discount on your admission. Offer valid Friday 21 August – Monday 24 August to coincide with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival weekend.

To learn more about the world’s largest surfing and beach culture museum and plan your trip, visit the Australian National Surfing Museum website.


Walks and Waterfalls

 

Go chasing waterfalls along the Great Ocean Road!  Explore a great variety of distances and environments. There are more than 70 bush and coastal walks in the Surf Coast region. Some are only short but, in 10 minutes or so, they can take you to a spectacular coastal lookout, waterfall or forest.

Lorne Walks and Waterfalls

Apollo Bay Walks and Waterfalls


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