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Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2022

Take in the stunning views of the Great Ocean Road while running anything from five kilometres to an ultra marathon.
By Concrete Playground
May 06, 2022
By Concrete Playground
May 06, 2022

Whether you're a pro marathon runner or prefer to hit the pavement on a more casual basis, one thing is true: running is a lot more fun — and a whole lot easier — when you're soaking up some stunning views at the same time. It's what makes the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, which takes place along one of Australia's most scenic routes, such a treat.

Returning to Victoria's southwest coast for its 2022 edition on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, the long-running event offers races (and walks) for runners of all skill levels, along with a host of other happenings, including live music and yoga sessions.

At one end, there's the 60-kilometre ultra marathon, which you'll need to be able to complete within 6.5 hours. At the other, there's the five- or 10-kilometre Great Ocean Road walk, looping through Lorne. Whichever race you join, your registration gets you free entry to everything else going on across the weekend. Head to the Apollo Bay Hotel to catch some live music, or Lorne Sea Baths for a post-run dip.

Free yoga classes and pre-marathon warm-ups (for runners) will also be happening. And on May 14, you can catch the Pub to Pub Waiter's Race, to see local hospo staff battle it out for glory as they attempt to be the quickest carrying a tray of beer from the Apollo Bay Hotel to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse and back.

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