Welcome to the Surf Coast Trail Marathon,
a trail running experience offering a solo or team marathon & half marathon along the stunning Surf Coast Walk.
The route snakes from Australia’s Mecca of surfing, Torquay, to the beachfront Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club on Victoria’s famed Surf Coast, only an hour south west of Melbourne.
In the marathon, you can have a crack at the full distance solo, or knock off roughly half each in teams of two. Or try the half for a taster.
In many ways, this is the perfect event for all runners eyeing the two quintessential distances. For road runners it offers a first taste for trail, without being intimidating as a relatively non-technical, non-remote, non-mountainous trail. For experienced trailites, the route still features stunning wilderness with coastal viewpoints you won’t believe (and becomes a truly go-fast course with plenty of good twists and turns).
From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed sand) to the clifftops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet: this course has become renowned for the experience of journeying through a unique coastal landscapes . That, and the famous live band afterparty at the Aireys Pub. That’s pretty famous too. You can dance, yeah? Like Travolta or a giraffe with marathon legs, doesn’t matter which - everyone’s welcome.
Saturday 29th June 2019
NEED TO ADD A BUS TICKET OR MERCHANDISE TO YOUR ENTRY?
OR YOU WANT TO TRANSFER TO A DIFFERENT DISTANCE?
YOU CAN DO BOTH BY CLICKING:
RECOVERY RUN PLOGGING EVENT ANNOUNCED!
Looking for a recovery after your big run at Surf Coast Trail Marathon? Come and join us at The Salty Dog in Torquay for a warm-down social Plogging event, hosted by the awesome environmental heroes at The Plastic Runner!
Come and join us for a fun-packed plogging session with The Plastic Runner crew and our friends from Surf Coast Trail Mara :D
So, what the hell is plogging? Simple! Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?! Now is up to you!
This will be a 45min - 1 hr session, where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎
Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Salty Dog Cafe.
For more info or to register your interest in attending, CHECK IN HERE.
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