Wow, what an incredible event we all experienced on the weekend! There was sunshine, there was satisfaction, we saw great feats of endeavour from runners and great support and enthusiasm from spectators.
But most of all there was accomplishment, the fulfilment of dreams with the hard work done in training turning into smiles and jubilation at the finish line.
So thank you for your part in making the 2016 Surf Coast Century another incredible success. We congratulate you on your accomplishments and hope to share the trails with you again soon.
The 2017 Surf Coast Century will be on Saturday 9th September.
WELCOME TO THE SURF COAST CENTURY - A spectacular 50km and 100km ultramarathon along Victoria’s Surf Coast and wildflower hinterland with beautiful scenery the whole way.
This incredible race takes runners on an extraordinary journey below towering sea cliffs, along remote beaches and through the captivating wildflower hinterland on twisting single track where no two footsteps are ever the same.
As well as attracting many of Australia’s best runners, the Surf Coast Century also has a great reputation as the ideal event for those tackling their first ultra marathon due to the accessible course, support services and easy logistics, and the incredible energy around the course from supporters, other runners and event officials.
So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2016 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience.
DISTANCE: 100km and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2 or 4)
DATE: Saturday 9 September 2017 << confirmed date for next year
LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road
ENTRIES: Entries for the 2017 event will open in February 2017
WHO: Australia's elite runners through to those tackling their first ultra marathon - all welcome.
Here's a little taste of what you can expect.
“It’s the most spectacular course, I kept pulling off the track to take photos; I can’t believe the scenery, it was awesome. It was amazingly well organised and a really friendly atmosphere with people encouraging and checking on each other. And the vibe at the finish line is unreal,” Cath Haug, QLD, 2015 competitor.
The Surf Coast Century is included on Ultra 168's list of Ten Essential Australian And New Zealand Ultramarathons and the 2016 event will again be recognised as the Australian 100km Trail Running Championships.