Registrations are closed

Online registrations are now closed. We will be taking on the day entries if permit numbers have not been exceeded. Cash only at registration. Last registration one hour prior to event start. Any queries please TEXT Chris Ord 04303 76621.


Tour de Trails


Saturday, 29 June 2019



Registration closes on:

Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Welcome to the SIXTH running of the  Surf Coast Trail Marathon, a trail running event offering participants marathon and half marathon runs along the stunning Surf Coast Walk tracking from Torquay to Fairhaven on Victoria’s famed Surf Coast, an hour south west of Melbourne.

In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster.

In many ways, this is the perfect event for all runners eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won’t believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns).

From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course deserves to be renowned for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment . We thought that a run along its entirety was worth a shot.


1pm–7.30pm Event Registration,  Patagonia Retail Store, 116 Surfcoast Hwy, Torquay VIC 3228

6.30pm for 7.30pm: SPECIAL FILM SCREENING TBC. Pick up your bib, get inspired...


6.30am Bus schedule starts from Fairhaven to Torquay (refer to bus schedule)

6.30am–8am Late Event Registration, Salty Dog Cafe, Fishermans Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay

8.15am Marathon race briefing at the start line at Torquay

8.30am Marathon starts (individual and team runners)

9.30am Late registration, Half Marathon, Point Addis

10.45am Half Marathon race briefing, on beach, Point Addis

11am Half Marathon starts at Point Addis

11.15am-11.30am First marathon runner expected to finish at Fairhaven

12.30pm First half marathoner expected over line

2.30pm Event Presentations at Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club (FSLSC)

From 6pm (although you can get there anytime during the day!)  - Post run fun, music, food and celebratory drinks at the Airey’s Pub. Music from 8pm.