The Great Ocean Road International Marathon is a challenging marathon event that takes place in Lorne, Australia. The event involves a marathon travels from Lorne to Apollo Bay and covers approximately 45 kilometers. This international marathon is publicized and promoted worldwide and appeals to runners and walkers of all abilities. Various events are held over the marathon weekend along with races of varying distances to cater to a variety of runners and walkers.
The Great Ocean Road provides the most spectacular and challenging course of any marathon in the world and the program of events appeals to runners and walkers of all abilities. The road from Lorne to Apollo Bay provides the most spectacular and challenging course of any marathon in the world.
The Great Ocean Road is regarded as one of the most beautiful roads in the world, with its winding two-lane highway overlooking the southern coastline of Australia. During the marathon, the Great Ocean Road is closed off to traffic and runners have the entire road to themselves.
Lorne is a beautiful seaside town with quaint cafes, boutiques, and galleries just 140 kilometers south of Melbourne, approximately a 2-hour drive. The town has plenty of nearby attractions for you to discover before or after the marathon.
The Great Ocean Road Marathon program is open to everybody. However, competitors 16 years and under (at 14.05.11) must have declared parent or guardian consent.