Welcome to the EIGHTH 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.
FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2022
1pm–7.30pm Event Registration, The Happy Runner, Bell Street, Torquay VIC 3228
SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2022
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 7pm.
BOOKINGS FOR DINNER AT AIRESY PUB ESSENTIAL!
(03) 5289 6804
www.aireyspub.com.au (easy reservations system online)
NOTE RE: REFUNDS / TRANSFERS
It is a condition of entry that you agree to our refund policy, that is we will offer a refund less admin fee ONLY PRIOR to 1st June 2022. Post that date we do not offer refunds nor transfers to future events. We apologise, however this is pretty much standard procedure for running events for reasons of sunk costs by that time. Exceptions are not made for late injuries or clashes of unexpected 'other engagements'.
The only reason we will consider is pregnancy. Of course. Blokes need not apply. You can transfer your entry to other person.