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.
Here is 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.
Please, make a coffee and sit down for 10 minutes to watch this video and reflect on your day and your incredible achievement. For those who haven't been to the event, this will provide a great insight into what it's all about. Enjoy.
- 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.
Solo finishers in the Surf Coast Century 100km will attain two (2) qualifying points for 2015 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
Rapid 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.