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Tour de Trails


Saturday, 24 November 2018


Point Addis - Torquay

Registration closes on:

Friday, 23 November 2018 at 9:26 AM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

 Saturday 24th November 2018.
DISTANCES: 5km / 13km / 21km
RACE STARTS: Race starts from twilight (post 7pm).

A half marathon. 21km. We reckon it’s the perfect trail run distance. Achievable. Go fast-able. But what would make it better? Start it at twilight and run it into the night on the world famous Surf Coast! AND, for those who want a taste…add a 13km option! And now the NEW 5km for a mini-glow experience...

Yep, the Afterglow – sister event to the Surf Coast Trail Marathon – will deliver all that in 2018. Half marathoners will dive into the coastal trails at Point Addis, 

catching the day’s final rays before night closes in, before switching on the ‘glow’ – you mandatory headlamp – for that unique experience that is trail running at night.

Sweep through the Koorie Nature Trails of the Ironbark forest, drop onto the sands of iconic Bells Beach (near where the 13km runners will set off from), then weave your way on awesome trails atop the cliffs of Jan Juc, past Point Danger and then along the promenade of Torquay’s Esplanade – where all the town’s night owls will be awakening for their Saturday night festivities. What they’ll make of a bunch of glowing runners speeding past, who knows…but put on your best form for them, eh (and try not to blind them with your headlamps)?!

Finally, you’ll drop onto Fisherman’s Beach an (easy) sand run taking you past the music belting out at the finish line. First you have to negotiate a short, fun dune run, then double back and leg it into the finish. It’s Saturday night remember…time for a thirst quenching celebratory beer?

5km runners will enjoy a quick beach to trail loop finishing at Salty Dog Cafe.

Enjoy the Afterglow. 21km, 13km or 5km. Either or…it’s going to get funky…




  • Registration is at Salty Dog Cafe, 43 The Esplanade, Fishermans Beach (drive past Torquay Bowls Club on right, it is just after that on your left, beach side)
  • NO refunds after 1st November 2018. No exceptions.
  • Pick up bibs and any merch at rego on the day
  • Dress to impress (and blind) in your funkiest fluro best
  • Afterglow is a CUP FREE EVENT - BYO water receptacle!


  • two wave starts for the half marathon
  • slower runners (2.30+) should select in first wave
  • faster runners (<2.30) should select in second wave
  • buses provided from Torquay, see website for times
  • FREE CAP if entered before 19 September
  • select bus and tees during online registration


  • buses provided, DO NOT MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE START!
  • buses provided from Torquay, see website for times
  • start is at Southside CP


  • start is at Fisherman's Beach (near finish for other two distances)

Booking Fee

Please note - a 3.3% Booking fee plus Payment Processing Fee is applicable on all registrations.