Welcome to the Surf Coast Century

THANK YOU competitors, support crews, spectators and everyone else who made the 2014 Surf Coast Century such a terrific success. We really could not have asked for more with beautiful weather, incredible scenery and friendly competition making the day just about as good as it gets. We hope everyone has recovered well and enjoyed some deep sleep since the race (we have) and we look forward to seeing you at another Rapid Ascent event sometime soon.

HIGHLIGHT REEL: Here is a short highlights clip from the race, with more vision to come soon.





  • DISTANCE: 100km and 50km ultra trail runs
  • 2015 DATE: Saturday 19th September 2015
  • LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria - Great Ocean Road
  • GET INVOLVED: Do the 100km solo or in a Relay Team of 2 or 4. + a NEW 50km solo option
  • ENTRY INFORMATION: Details HERE. Enter online HERE
  • PHOTO GALLERY: Check out the breathtaking views from the our course recci photo gallery HERE

The 2015 Surf Coast Century will be the Australian 100km Trail Running Championships - as appointed by the Australian Ultra Runners Association (AURA).



Imagine running at the foot of some of Australia's tallest coastal cliffs, while the low tide of the Southern Ocean laps the sand at your feet. Ahead lies a magical 100km trail run journey along Victoria's wild surf coast and wildflower hinterland. This is a unique run with a promise that no two steps will be the same... and we welcome you to be part of it in 2014.

If the course can be summarised in one word, that world would be ‘spectacular’. There's cliff top trails providing endless ocean views, there's single track that weaves through the hinterland bush, there's wild flowers, water falls, lighthouses, beaches and a whole range of other jaw dropping landscapes that you'll race through as part of this incredible event.

We have stopped-at-nothing to secure the best possible course for this race and being in our own backyard we’ve included all the secret spots that few people know about… this is a course that provides plenty of variety to keep you interested and excited, plenty of access for spectators and support crews, plenty of on course support and assistance, a few challenging hills but equally a few rewards and easy kms for the work you put it.

In summary, this is an ultra trail run like no other, and is already one of Australia's must-do running events. Make sure you're part of the phenomenon in 2014.



"The event really showcased the picturesque and uniquely Australian coastline. I can see the event gaining a lot of popularity in the coming years due to this, and the fact that the course has so much single track (which we all know is a trail runner’s favourite kind of track!)" Ben Duffus - 2013 Overall Male Winner

 "Thanks so much for organising a perfect event!!! What a great course and what a wonderful and unforgettable (and painful...) experience! My legs may disagree but I enjoyed (almost) every moment and will be back next year." Michael Severin

“I had a ball down there at Anglesea. I loved the event and the people. The event was superbly organised and seamlessly delivered,” Brendan Davies - 2012 Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year 



The Surf Coast Century 100km SOLO is accredited with 2 qualification points for The 2015 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). This is important, international recognition for the event and one we are very proud to be part of. Click here for more info.


 aura logoRapid Ascent is very proud to be hosting the AURA Long Trail (100km) National Titles at the Surf Coast Century in 2015 and 2016, as announced on 25 August 2014.


Rapid Ascent and the Surf Coast Century are proud members of the International Trail Running Association. We actively promote trail running and support ITRA in its pursuit to raise awareness of trail running across the globe.


Latest News

Trail running champions share the win after 100km and a new women’s course record has been set

Saturday, September 13, 2014
It was a perfect finish to a perfect day, with two trail running champions crossing the finish line together to take the Surf Coast Century 100km win and a new course record set for the women’s event.

Over 2,000 runners to descend on the Surf Coast this weekend

Monday, September 8, 2014
Over 2,000 trail runners and another 5,000 friends and family will descend on the surf coast this weekend for one of Australia’s biggest trail running events.

Surf Coast Century draws international athletes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
More than 110 international and interstate runners have been lured to the surf coast area for the opportunity to compete in the renowned Surf Coast Century 100km trail running event.

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Countdown to Race Day

13 Sep 2014 6:00AM

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