Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Surf Coast Century.

We are currently working on this website, getting it ready to open entries in early March with all the updated details for this year’s event.  Feel free to read the pages and look at the photos but some things may change (a little) between now and launch day.

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We hope to see you on Saturday 15 September for the 2018 Surf Coast Century.


Please support those that support the events you do... thank you to all our event sponsors.

If you are interested in being involved as a sponsor of the Surf Coast Century or any other Rapid Ascent events then please contact Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511 or email at

Event Partner

Surf Coast Shire

Surf Coast, the start of the Great Ocean Road, includes the main towns of Torquay, Lorne, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Winchelsea and the world-famous Bells Beach. Enjoy stunning beaches, rich coastal scenery, impressive waterfalls and the natural beauty of amazing trails. Your next adventure is waiting for you right here on the Surf Coast.


Great Ocean Road Realestate Anglesea

For anyone that is participating in these wonderful events, we applaud you for embracing our beautiful environment in such a positive way. To us you’re already a winner! Great Ocean Road Realestate are fortunate to be leaders in residential lifestyle assets along the west coast of Victoria. With 5 offices Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne and Apollo Bay, we are in a position to be able cater to all property requirements. Our service includes sales, permanent management and holiday accommodation. In fact our holiday accommodation arm has the largest volume of bookings in the southern hemisphere! If you’re looking to stay in Anglesea, we have an abundance of great properties to choose from, give us a call or go straight to our website. We look forward to seeing you on the coast.

Hammer Nutrition

Hammer Nutrition is at the cutting edge of Sports Nutrition. Hammer has focused on making products using only ingredients which we believe are of benefit to the athlete. This means that our products contain no added simple sugars, colourings, preservatives and anything which is harmful to the rider’s performance

Great Ocean Road Resort

Adventure starts with a good night’s sleep. Take a deep breath and fill your soul full of rejuvenating sea air. The Great Ocean Road Resort, situated in the heart of Anglesea, is your gateway to exploring Australia’s most celebrated coastline. Get ready for a change of pace, your Great Ocean Road adventure starts here!

La Sportiva

Our mission is to bring you the best technical footwear to explore the outdoors. For 80 years we have been producing innovative footwear and we are looking forward to the next 80 years. Being mountain based and family run allows us to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage we can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with our rich knowledge of shoe making to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.

Squad Run

SQUADRUN are Australasia’s biggest coaching brand and affiliated training partner to only the best trail and distance running events in the region.  In the last two years, they have helped over a thousand recreational and competitive athletes prepare for their target running events.  They are specialists in community and deliver high quality bespoke training programmes for real people of all abilities


Black Diamond

We are a company of users. It is who we are. We are the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people who work for our global brand whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all outdoors folk.

Surf Coast Times

Locally owned and operated the Surf Coast Times is the founding masthead in the Times News Group stable. Publishers of the Bellarine Times & Armstrong Creek Times editions also, the Times News Group continues to provide great local content and ensure every reader leaves its pages with the feeling of 'whats good about living on the Surf Coast'! The Surf Coast Times is the exclusive media print partner for the Surf Coast Century 2017.


CLIF Bar have been feeding adventures around the world, with tasty, wholesome energy bars since 1992. Designed by athletes for athletes, CLIF Bar is the number one energy bar in America and Canada and becoming the brand of choice for more Australian athletes and adventurers. Using a mix of organic, nutritious ingredients, CLIF Bars, BLOK chews and SHOT gels are crafted for optimal absorption for sustained energy. CLIF is the ultimate, natural fuel to feed your adventure.

Bogong Equipment

Bogong Equipment has a dedicated trail running section both at our outdoor adventure store in Melbourne CBD and our website. We have all the gear from leading brands such as Salomon S-Lab, La Sportiva, Outdoor Research and many more. So whether you need shoes, packs, poles, sunnies or accessories we have you covered.

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