Major Events

RACV Solar Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Running, music, wellness, adventure - it is all on offer at Australia’s most stunning running event! The RACV Solar Great Ocean Road Running Festival is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, along the iconic Great Ocean Road.

Each year this event continues to attract many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

With events ranging from 1.5km to the ultra 60km run, including a dedicated 5km or 10km walk, the RACV Solar Great Ocean Road Running Festival offers activities for the whole family, including kids’ entertainment and live music.

Plus the festival now offers two trail run races to choose from - the Suunto 6.5km and 13km!

Both trail runs will take place in Lorne on Sunday, May 15 following the Marathon and Ultra Marathon. The courses will start on the iconic Great Ocean Road before delving into the Great Otway National Park’s forest tracks filled of eucalypt and fern.

Lorne & Apollo Bay

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.