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Huge Weekend Of Running Ahead On Surf Coast

Press Release / Photo : Rapid Ascent / 12.09.2018

Anglesea Lions Park

Rapid Ascent is excited to welcome over 2,000 trail runners to the Surf Coast this weekend for two huge events - the Surf Coast Century ultra marathon and Race 4 of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face – making it one of Australia's biggest trail running weekends. The seventh edition of the spectacular Surf Coast Century will start and finish in Anglesea featuring a 100km off-road course that takes competitors along the beaches, 4WD tracks and hinterland walking trails in the Anglesea, Torquay and Aireys Inlet areas.

The Surf Coast Century kicks off at 7:30am on Saturday 15th September with a mass start on Anglesea Main Beach and will see over 1,100 runners from around Australia and overseas participate in the 100km and 50km, solo and relay team events. A similar number of trail runners will take to the Anglesea trails on Sunday morning for Race 4 of the Trail Running Series which features a range of shorter races of 8km, 15km and 23km in length as well as a fun 2.5km Kids' Run.

Last minute on-the-day entries to both events are still available to keen runners who would like to be involved in the action of race days.

We encourage the general public to cheer on the runners if you see them – the figure eight course is very accessible for spectators, with Anglesea's Lion's Park being the start, half way point, finish and event hub with a sponsor expo, food and drinks.
Also please be aware of the course markings on pathways, trails, and beach stairways across the Surf Coast this weekend and we thank you for sharing the trails with the runners.

The event is organised by Torquay-based adventure sports event management company Rapid Ascent; well-known for hosting challenging and professional off-road events.

When: Saturday 15th September 2018
Where: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria - Great Ocean Road (Event Expo Anglesea Lions Park)
What: 100km and 50km ultra trail runs
Race Start Location: Anglesea Main Beach
Race Start 100km - 7:30am
Race Start 50km - 11:55am
Race Finish from 2:40pm (Sat) to 4:00am (Sun)

More spectator points:
Pt Danger 8:55am – 10:15am
Ironbark Basin picnic area 9:40am – 3:00pm
Distillery Creek picnic ground 12:30am – 9:00pm
Aireys Inlet Skate Park 1:40pm – 1:00am

Who: Australia's elite runners through to those tackling their first ultra marathon, groups of friends and  corporate groups in relay teams
Defending 100km event champions Ross Hopkins and Kylee Woods, defending Team of 2 champions David Byrne and Blake Hose, David Eadie (former champion), Nikki Wynd (current Australian 48 hr Track record Holder) and more
15 international runners: from six countries (Chile, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom)
Noteworthy local runners: Defending Team of 2 champion team member Blake Hose (Geelong) and many other Surf Coast locals
More information:


When: Sunday 16 September, 2018
Where: Anglesea Lions Park, Anglesea VIC
Race Start Location: Anglesea Main Beach
What: Long Course: 22.7km | Medium Course: 15.3km | Short Course: 8.7km
Kids Run: 2.5km (Race Starts at the Expo at Anglesea Lions Park - NOT the beach)

Anglesea Main beach:
Long Course Race Start 8:45am
Medium Course Race Start 9:00am
Short Course Race Start 9:15am

Anglesea Lions Park: EVENT EXPO
Surf Coast Century race presentations from 9:00am
Race Finish from 9:20am
Kids' Run Race Start 11:30am
Race Presentations 12:00pm
Event Expo (food, drinks, entertainment)
More information:

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