• 2017 SURFCOAST TRAILMARATHON
  • Torquay – FAIRHAVEN
  • 24TH JUNE 2017

KEY RACE INFORMATION – MARATHON

  • RACE DATE
    SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2017
  • DISTANCE
    42+KM
  • START POINT
    TORQUAY
  • END POINT
    FAIRHAVEN
  • ENTRY FEE
    $135 (INCLUDES TEE PRIOR 31st MARCH)
  • START TIME
    8.30AM. RACE BRIEF 8.15AM
  • CUT-OFF TIME
    3.30PM (7 HOURS)
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MARATHON OVERVIEW

The marathon course begins in Torquay overlooking 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). MORE GENERAL EVENT DETAILS CHECK OUT OUR FAQ PAGE CLICK HERE

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 9am. Seats are limited and must be booked online when entering.
NOTE: this is indicative only and is specifically for the Surf Coast Walk as a tourist walking attraction. The Surf Coast Trail Marathon course proper deviates slightly from this route, especially at the beginning (we do not start from Point Impossible, we start from in front of Wyndhams Resort, Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay).
EARLY BIRD  TEE DESIGN TO BE CONFIRMED (A LITTLE MYSTERY IN LIFE IS A GOOD THING, EVEN FOR THE SARTORIALLY INQUISITIVE). EARLY BIRDS GET THEIR TEE WORM FOR FREE WHEN YOU ENTER. LATE RISERS (POST 31st MARCH) WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE  AT RRP, HOWEVER, LIMITED SIZING WILL BE AVAILABLE DUE TO LEAD TIMES OF ORDERING TEES.
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    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)

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    RACE NUMBER

    Race numbers will need to be picked up at registration. Registration sessions (TBC closer to the event) will be: Friday, 24th June 1-4pm and 5-8.30pm, Torquay Angling Club / Bomboras Kiosk, Torquay Saturday, 25th June, Start Line, 6am-8am, Torquay Angling Club / Bomboras Kiosk, 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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NOTE: this is indicative only and is specifically for the Surf Coast Walk as a tourist walking attraction. The Surf Coast Trail Marathon course proper deviates slightly from this route, especially at the beginning (we do not start from Point Impossible, we start from in front of Wyndhams Resort, Fisherman’s Beach, Torquay).