Less than 100 Days until the big dance on September 21!

It's no too late to enter the Surf Coast Century as a SOLO or TEAM runner. 

What makes the Surf Coast Century so special? Maybe it’s the spectacular course, the electric race atmosphere, or maybe it’s because you can enter in a relay team of 2-4 PEOPLE doing about 25km each.

A 25km run is achievable for many runners. Split the cost four ways and forge a bond with your mates you'll never forget.

Whether you're an ultra pro or someone taking their first steps in the trail running world... the Surf Coast Century welcomes you with OPEN ARMS!

FREE TRAINING RUN this weekend. Join us for a test run on leg 2 this Sunday. Details below...

Check out this short doco following the journey of three runners in their pursuit of running the Surf Coast Ultramarathon. What it is that drives you to race ultra endurance events? Thanks to Elliana Saltalamacchia for putting this together with music by

2019 Surf Coast Century Leg 2 Training Run

Join us for an informal training run along the Surf Coast Century Leg 2.

WHEN: Sunday 23rd June at 8:00AM 
WHERE: Meet at meet at the Rotunda behind the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club (next to the Lawn Bowls Club – opposite the shops).
WHAT: We will run the exact route for the Surf Coast Century Leg 2, 28KM from Torquay to Anglesea.
HOW MUCH: It's FREE to attend (we just ask for a $5 donation to help cover costs).

Head to the the Facebook Event Page for more information.
  • Leg 3 training run (plus info session): 28th July
  • Leg 4 training run: 25 August. DETAILS HERE

PODCAST: Can a Crown Prosecutor also be an endurance athlete?

Episode 2 of the Rapid Ascent podcast is now available on iTunes and Podbean for Android users.

In Ep.2 we chat with Super Mum Sharn Coombes. Sharn was runner up Australia Survivor "Champions vs Contenders" in 2018.

Sharn talks about juggling a demanding job as a senior criminal barrister, being a wife and Mum to four kids and her training regime ahead of the Surf Coast Century 50km run in September.

Teams – choose your legs wisely!

The 100km course is broken into 4 different legs. Here's a summary of each:

  1. Great Ocean Road Realestate 1 – Coastline Crusade. 0km – 21km
  2. Surf Coast Shire Leg 2 – Ironbark Basin. 21km – 49km
  3. La Sportiva Leg 3 – Currawong Falls. 49km – 77km
  4. CLIF Bar Leg 4 – Lookouts and Lighthouses. 77km – 100km
The 100km course attracts 4 UTMB and 4 ITRA points for a solo runner. Details here.

  1. La Sportiva Leg 3 – Currawong Falls. 0km – 28km
  2. CLIF Bar Leg 4 – Lookouts and Lighthouses. 28km – 50km
The 50km course attracts 2 UTMB and 2 ITRA points for a solo runner. Details here.

Training Plans, Tips and Resources

We highly recommend you check out some of the following training resources to help get you to the start line in tip-top shape and full of confidence 
  • Check out the FREE Training plans on the website, with separate plans for 100km, 50km and relay teams runners
  • 'The Running Man' can prepare you a customised training program and give coaching advice for runners of all abilities – written by 2014 race winner David Eadie and Nikki Eadie -
  • Join in on the FREE group training runs on course - THIS WEEKEND! we will run Leg 2 (Sunday 23rd June), find out more HERE, and for dates on the leg 3 and 4 runs  CLICK HERE.
For more training resources visit the website, and if you're a first timer ultra runner we have some great information for you HERE.
Anglesea truly comes alive on event weekend and we encourage runners and their families to make a weekend of it, stay a night or two, and enjoy everything the coast has to offer including the many eateries, sights and activities.

Accommodation Info and Resources

Check out more to see and do while you're in Anglesea and the Surf Coast HERE.
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