By Royden Lim
There aren’t many marathons out there that would lead you through some of the most spectacular environs in Australia. The course runs along the scenic coastal towns from Lorne to Apollo Bay, and runners of all distances can soak up some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and breathtaking views as they run. Pavement pounding runners may even catch a glimpse of a snoozing koala on a gum tree, or a grazing kangaroo!
Held over two days in May, just as Autumn ends, runners will be greeted with nice, cooling breezes and temperatures ranging from 16.0 – 20.0°C – perfect for a run. Apart from the usual half and full marathons, the running festival has a 60 kilometre Ultra marathon for runners who wish to push themselves to new limits.
Where: Great Ocean Road, Victoria
When: 19 May - 20 May
Price: $ - $$