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 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, terrific support services, easy logistics and the incredible energy around the course generated by all the supporters, other runners and event officials.
So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2018 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience.
DISTANCE: 100km solo and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2, 3 or 4)
DATE: Saturday 15 September 2018
LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road
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 (highlights from the 2016 event):
"Great course - challenging, diverse and never boring. Fantastic atmosphere, amazing support and encouragement from other runners, spectators, locals and volunteers. The course is extremely well marked, the CPs have everything you may need, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! This was my first utra marathon, and I couldn't have picked a better race! Looking forward to the next year! Alla Pashutina (2017 Competitor)
"Experiencing the Surf Coast Century as part of a team was the best way to be introduced to ultra events. The course was spectacular and challenging, it was a fantastic weekend." Jo-Anne (2017 Team Competitor)
The Surf Coast Century is included on Ultra 168's list of Ten Essential Australian And New Zealand Ultramarathons and is widely referred to as a 'must-do' race on the Australian running calendar.