The Great Ocean Road Running Festival will start in Lorne and proceed along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay on Sunday May 19, 2024.

There will be some changed traffic conditions to ensure the event is conducted safely, however the Lorne township will remain open.

Details on the changed traffic conditions and parking restrictions for this event can be found here – Road closure information – 2024 Great Ocean Road Running Festival


Changed Traffic Conditions

Each year, a limited number of major events require changed traffic conditions. This can include full or partial road closures for on-road events and/or diversions to assist with traffic flow for large scale events such as the Rip Curl Pro.

Road closures require the approval of multiple agencies, including Council, Regional Roads Victoria (Department of Transport) and Victoria Police.

Part of our commitment to minimising the impact on our residents and local business operators, is to give as much notification as possible, by working with event organisers to ensure they are well informed and aware of any changed traffic conditions.

Notification of changed traffic conditions can include:

  • Letters to residents along the event route
  • Advance notification signage placed along the event route
  • Banner alert on this Surf Coast Events website
  • Electronic VMS signage placed along the event route
  • Advertisements in local papers
  • Community information sessions