Race 4 - Anglesea

Race day schedule and info, Race 4

Event weekend schedule

Saturday 9th September 2017

5:30am Surf Coast Century starts
12:00pm - 5:00pm Event expo open at the Anglesea Riverbank Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm Registration for The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 4
12:50pm Winning Surf Coast Century relay team expected to finish
1:50pm Winning individual of the Surf Coast Century expected to finish
  Finishers in the Surf Coast Century will keep crossing the line all night


Sunday 10th September 2017

7:00am - 8:15am Registration for The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face
8:20am HIIT Factory aerobics warm up - Long and Medium Course runners
8:30am START - LONG COURSE (22.7km)
8:40am START - MEDIUM COURSE (15.3km)
8:50am HIIT Factory aerobics warm up - Short Course runners
9:00am START - SHORT COURSE (7.6km)
10:30am Registration for Kids Run
11:30am START - KIDS RUN (1.9km)
12:00am Race presentations for The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face
1:00pm Race presentations for the Surf Coast Century
12:30pm Course closed and event complete


Event expo

There will be a great setup of competitor services and facilities at the Event Centre (where the finish line is) at Anglesea Riverbank Park. Full a full list of services see the Event Expo page.

The expo will also be set up on the Saturday as part of the Surf Coast Century. You’re most welcome to register for Race 4 on Saturday and watch the very inspiring Surf Coast Century.



The location

Event centre and race finish line:
Anglesea Riverbank Park, Great Ocean Road, Anglesea.

Directions to get to the Anglesea Riverbank Park:
Depending on where you are coming from, navigate yourself onto the Geelong bypass and keep following the Main Road to Anglesea. Keep going on the same road (now called the Great Ocean Road), over the bridge and beside the river until you see the parkland and event set up on the left hand side.

Distance from the Melbourne CBD:
115km and 1hr20mins according to Google maps.

Car parking and access to the event:
Recommended event parking is on the ‘Carnival Site’ located next to the Lawn Bowls Club, opposite the main Anglesea Shops.

Additional event parking will be in the public car park beside the Anglesea Riverbank Park, and when full, we suggest parking on the side streets off the Great Ocean Road such as Parker St, Harvey, Minifie St or Murray St. Please do not park on any yellow lines and be conscious of residents and other local traders needing to come and go.

Kids run Info

When: 11:30am, Sunday 10th September
Where: Start / Finish at Anglesea Riverbank Park
Who: For kids aged up to 13 years

  • $5 entry, includes race plate, ribbon and fruit at the finish
  • Enter online prior to 8:00am Tuesday 5th September or pay on the day at Registration, between 9:00am - 11:00am on Sunday morning.
  • A parent / guardian will be required to attend Registration to complete the entry form

The 1.9km Kids Run will start and finish at the Anglesea Riverbank Park event expo area and do a lap of the Anglesea Inlet for a fun but straight forward run for kids. Refer to Course Description page for map and details.

The start

Start line location

All runners start on the Anglesea Main Beach – adjacent the river mouth.

Starting procedure

All distances will start racing with a single wave start at the following start times:

  • 8:30am VFuel LONG COURSE - all runners start
  • 8:40am MEDIUM COURSE - all runners start
  • 9:00am SHORT COURSE - all runners start
  • 11:30am KIDS RUN - all runners start


Please place yourself in the start chute according to your honest running ability, with fast runners near the front, recreational runners in the middle and those who are here to enjoy yourself towards the back.


The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 4

Competitor number plates

Number plate identification

All competitors are required to wear their race number plate whilst running in the race. Numbers must be safety pinned to the front of your race top so it is clearly visible from the front.

Your number plate will have a small timing tag stuck to the back of it so we can record your start and finish time. This tag looks just like a strip of foam, so please do not remove it from your number plate otherwise you will not get an official result.

  • GOLD number plates denote runners who have entered the entire Trail Running Series, doing at least 4 of the 5 events in the series.
  • Red number plates denote runners entered into the Long Course
  • Green number plates denote runners entered into the Medium Course
  • Blue number plates denote runners entered into the Short Course

If you have a GOLD number plate and are doing all races in the series please KEEP YOUR NUMBER PLATE and timing tag to use for all of your races in the series.

Number plate collection

Competitors who entered Race 4 before 8:00am Wednesday 30th August will receive their event number plate in the post before the event. If you are going to be away from home or if you have not received it in the post by Thursday 31st August then please call the Rapid Ascent office on 03 5261 5511.

Competitors who enter Race 4 after 8:00am Wednesday 30th August must collect their event number plate from Registration on race morning.
Once you have received your number plate (either via post or collection) you do not need to ‘report in’ or register at the event venue on race morning, just warm up, arrive at the start line ready to race!



We strongly encourage all runners NOT TO WEAR HEADPHONES or listen to music whilst running in the The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face events. This is primarily for your safety, so that runners wishing to overtake on a narrow section of track can communicate with you and advise where/how they’d like to pass without causing a crash. The courses also pass through some magnificent eucalypt bush land filled with birds and other wildlife that is all part of the trail running experience and if you’re pounding away to music you can’t hear that either!

Race presentations

12:00pm, Sunday 10th September for the The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face

1:00pm, Sunday 10th September for the Surf Coast Century

As per 2016, Race 4 at Anglesea will not be the finale of The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face as we have continued with a 5th race, (a night race!) at Studley Park on Friday 6th October 2017.


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