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.
- DISTANCE: 100km and 50km ultra trail runs
- DATE: Saturday 13th September 2014
- 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
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.
FULL COURSE DETAILS & MAP HERE
"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.
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.