Welcome to the Surf Coast Century


DISTANCE: 100km and 50km ultra trail runs
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; or take on the 50km solo!
PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 Event Photo Snapshot


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


"What an unbelievably amazing day. I loved the run - the beach at sunrise and the magnificent cliffs, the wild flowers in the forest, the gorgeous views, but most of all the friendly and supportive people on the run and on the sides encouraging us."  - Vicky Williamson (100km Solo - Auckland, NZ)

"Thankyou for putting together such a well run event and giving us a wonderful introduction to trail running, we loved the course!" - Kel Tyler (Relay Team - Run Horsham)

"I took part in the 2014 100km Surf Coast Century and I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for such a truly spectacular RUN! The best run I've ever done to date! The scenery was incredible - a very special memorable event which I will never forget". - Amanda McFarland (100km Solo)



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 and 50km 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 2015.

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 truly beautiful video documenting the 2014 Surf Coast Century journey, compiled by Norm Douglas. Thank you to all those who gave Norm (and our photographers) a smile, wave and a few words.

For those who haven't been to the event, this will provide a great insight into what it's all about. Enjoy.




Solo finishers in the Surf Coast Century 100km will attain two (2) qualifying points for 2016 The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, one of the premier trail ultras in the world. Qualifying races give points for every race of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, not just for the UTMB®. You need seven points accrued over a maximum of three races to qualify for the main UTMB event. More information at: www.ultratrailmb.com


 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. www.aura.asn.au


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

Surf Coast Century 2014 Fast Facts

Monday, September 29, 2014
Here are some interesting little facts from the Surf Coast Century 2014.

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.

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19 Sep 2015 6:00AM

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