- 2018 SURFCOAST TRAILMARATHON
- TORQUAY – FAIRHAVEN
- 30TH JUNE 2018
MARATHON COURSE OVERVIEW
The marathon course begins in Torquay, starting opposite the Wyndham Resort in the car park on Fisherman’s Beach foreshore. The route initially heads north west (back towards Ocean Grove) before doubling back onto ‘Fisho’s Beach’, passing in front of the boat club and picking up the Surf Coast Walk proper along Torquay promenade. The course follows the exact route of the Surf Coast Walk all the way to the finish at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club. It’s worth familiarising yourself with the route prior to running it.
The course is non technical and well signposted. While offering plenty of wild times for experienced trail runners, the course is also perfect for road runners looking to try the trail phenomenon due to the ‘easy’ nature of the trails (and the fact you’re never too far from a latte).
SOLO MARATHON – THE FULL SHEBANG
Marathon runners will start at Torquay and finish at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, taking in the entirety of the Surf Coast Walk. You legend, you.
TEAM MARATHON EVENT – TOSS WHO GOES FIRST
The teams category has been introduced to allow runners to experience the marathon distance together as a team, but as individuals you only need run half a marathon. PLEASE NOTE: due to the location of the transition, the first half of the run is approx 19.6km, while the second is approx 22.5. Yep, that toss of a coin matters now, doesn’t it!?
The first team runner will start at Torquay and finish at Point Addis Car Park at the transition area. The second runner needs to be ready to run well before your partner comes in, and will set off from Point Addis Car Park transition area and finish at the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club. You will need to be responsible to make your way to the transition area and be ready for your team mate to arrive. There will be a bus travelling from the start line in Torquay to Point Addis at 9.30am. Seats are limited and must be booked online when entering.
AID STATIONS & WATER POINTS
There will be three aid stations / water points along the race route:
Bells Beach Car Park, far end (11.7km)
Point Addis Car Park / transition (19.6km)
Anglesea River Mouth (27.6km / 8km)
Urquhart’s Beach Car Park (34.5km / 14.9km)
Finish, Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club (42.2km / 22.6km)
Race numbers will need to be picked up at registration. Registration sessions will be:
Friday, 29th June, 1pm-7pm, Patagonia Store, 116 Surfcoast Hwy, Torquay
Saturday, Start Line, Torquay 6am-8am, Torquay
We encourage all to register prior to race day to save lining up. No one likes lining up with all those nerves going on.
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