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Great Ocean Road Running Festival

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20 - 21 May 2017

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival, 20-21 May attracts thousands of participants seeking to conquer one of the most stunning and unique marathons in the world.

Formerly the Great Ocean Road Marathon, the two day festival of running across Lorne and Apollo Bay has grown to allow runners of all ages and abilities to participate in events ranging from the 1.5 Kilometre Kid’s Gallop all the way up to the 60 Kilometre Ultra Marathon.

In addition to the six running distances on offer, 2017 sees the introduction of the Great Ocean Road Walk, a Kite Festival in Lorne and Apollo Bay, Live Music at the Lorne Hotel, Free Movies at the Lorne Theatre and a Wellness program involving Yoga and Meditation classes on the Lorne Foreshore in conjunction with the Lorne Sea Baths.

To take in the picturesque, panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and famous surf beaches along Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road, register now at the website.

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Lakes and waterways

Head to the Great Ocean Road region to Lake Elizabeth in the Otways to view the elusive platypus or paddle down the Glenelg River to an ancient cave.

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National parks and reserves

Discover spectacular coastlines and sand dunes, ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region.

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Scenic lookouts

View Victoria's stunning coastline from scenic lookouts of the Southern Ocean to rugged cliffs, picture-perfect beaches, islands and ancient forests.