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 exploring its hinterland. This is a unique run with a promise that no two steps will be the same.
The course runs past lighthouses, waterfalls, scenic lookouts, renowned surf beaches (heard of Bells?), surf life saving clubs, remote wilderness and almost everything in between.
There's headlands to traverse, cliff top and bottom trails, sweeping single track ensconced in unique coastal flora all coupled with jaw-dropping views across the southern seaboard. It's all part and parcel of the inaugural Surf Coast Century, a 100km ultra trail run like no other, which will quickly become one of the Southern Hemisphere's must-do ultra events.
Ultra's can be for everybody...
Best of all, the Surf Coast Century gives everyone the opportunity to get a taste for ultra running without necessarily having to run an entire ultra! The event is open to individuals (100km) and relay teams of up to four runners, with each team member tackling legs between 25km and 50km, making this a very do-able event by all.
Make it an ultra holiday experience...
The Surf Coast Century encompasses a figure eight course, ensuring plenty of spectator opportunities with ease of access to checkpoints and other viewing areas (all within 10-15 minute drives max.) for friends and family to cheer along their runners. With the course starting and finishing in the stunning seaside town of Anglesea, there's plenty of great local food, accommodation and entertainment options to make a holiday of the occasion.
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100km too far? Check out the Salomon Trail Running SeriesRace 1: Sunday 24 June Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne: 5km / 10.8km
Race 2: Sunday 29 July Plenty Gorge: 6.4km / 11.8km
Race 3: Sunday 26 August Silvan, Dandenong Ranges: 7.3km / 14.3km
Race 4: Sunday 23 September Anglesea, Great Ocean Road: 7.9km / 14.6km