With panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the famous seaside location will attract participants from across Australia to participate in one of the seven events on the 14th and 15th of May, 2016. Celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2016, the iconic event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances, ranging from 1.5km through to 60km. The Great Ocean Road provides the most spectacular and challenging course of any marathon in the world and our program of events will appeal to runners and walkers of all abilities. So, whatever your age or sporting background may be, be one of the first to experience this festival of distance running. It’s a wonderful opportunity for serious athletes and recreational runners and walkers to participate on the greatest marathon course in the world.
JOIN IN THE RUN WITH ME…
I’ve run the 45km Great Ocean Road Marathon three times, and take it from me, it is one of the world’s most spectacular runs.I also had a crack at the 14km Apollo Bay-Paradise race in 2006, and any run to Paradise and back has got to be special! The scenery for all four events over the marathon weekend is stunningly beautiful and the Great Ocean Road is closed to all traffic. This makes it a unique opportunity to run this magnificent icon without vehicular interference. The whole running festival is about experiencing the coastline. Who cares if the events are not the traditional spot-on marathon and half-marathon distances? The camaraderie is great too! This website is designed to give competitors and supporters as much information as possible about the marathon weekend. You can enter on-line, and there is a links page pointing to accommodation venues and tourism destinations. I’d recommend this weekend to anybody. For pure enjoyment in a breathtaking part of the world, you can’t beat the Great Ocean Road Running Festival.
PROGRAM IN BRIEF
SATURDAY, MAY 20th 2017
Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kids Gallop 1.5km
Mizuno Run 6km
Geelong Advertiser Paradise Run 14km
SUNDAY, MAY 21st 2017
Half Marathon 23km
GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon 44km
PLEASE fill in the form on the far right and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have or further info you may need.
Event Team Phone: 03 9864 1119