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The Great Ocean Road Running Festival, 20-21 May attracts thousands of participants seeking to conquer one of the most stunning and unique marathons in the world. Formerly the Great Ocean Road Marathon, the two day festival of running across Lorne and Apollo Bay has grown to allow runners of all ages and abilities to participate in events ranging from the 1.5 Kilometre Kid’s Gallop all the way up to the 60 Kilometre Ultra Marathon.In addition to the six running distances on offer, 2017 sees the introduction of the Great Ocean Road Walk, a Kite Festival in Lorne and Apollo Bay, Live Music at the Lorne Hotel, Free Movies at the Lorne Theatre and a Wellness program involving Yoga and Meditation classes on the Lorne Foreshore in conjunction with the Lorne Sea Baths.To take in the picturesque, panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and famous surf beaches along Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road, register now at the website.
Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver.
Journey from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Walk, weaving through national parks, deserted beaches and rugged coastal scenery.
Head to the Great Ocean Road region to Lake Elizabeth in the Otways to view the elusive platypus or paddle down the Glenelg River to an ancient cave.
Let someone else do the driving while you focus on the breathtaking scenery and join a Great Ocean Road tour or enjoy one of the specialised groups.