Overview – Anglesea Race


Escape to the beach for a spectacular coast and hinterland run like no other.

The 2024 Anglesea Race will be held at picturesque Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road on Victoria’s Surf Coast – starting and finishing on the beach and exploring a range of coast and hinterland trails it’s a spectacular run that’s very different to all others in the Series.

As well as the standard long, medium and short courses, the Anglesea event also includes the Friendly 4km course so that friends, family and the local community can also experience the fun of trail running as well!

WHERE:  Anglesea Riverbank Park, Anglesea, Victoria
START TIMES: For the full race day schedule including start times, CLICK HERE

  • Long Course: 29km
  • Medium Course: 16km 
  • Short Course: 7.5km
  • Friendly 4km

Escape to the coast for the weekend! Anglesea is a beautiful beachside holiday town just 1hr 15mins from central Melbourne. There is heaps to do in the local area so load your tribe into the car and make the most of it.

Previous years’ photo albums:

“We had an absolute ball – giving each other support, chatting along the way and checking out those views! We loved it!” Sarah (Short Course Series Participant)

Friendly 4km

We love seeing active kids, families and the community getting involved so we’ve incorporated a 4km run that’s designed for those not ready for the Short Course distances just yet. The 4km run is open to ALL abilities and ages and is conducted with a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Spectator info

The event centre will feature live music, with food trucks, seating and umbrellas for spectators to wait for the runners to cross the finish line.

Anglesea hosts some of the best beaches in the region and has great cafes, heathland and surrounds – there is a lot to see in this beautiful coastal township.

You can go also for a walk past the Surf Life Saving Club and up a section of the Surf Coast Walk to a beautiful lookout over the bay and surrounding coastline all within 1km of the start area. Or just hang out on the Anglesea beach.

Make a weekend of it

Anglesea is known as “Where the bush meets the sea” and “The start of the Great Ocean Road” and is a popular tourist destination year round with an endless list of things to do and places to visit nearby.

The Great Otway National Park basically surrounds the township – almost penetrating into the leafy streets at times, and in conjunction with the Anglesea Heath is a terrific natural backdrop to the township and the trail running races around it. In fact the Anglesea heath contains about a quarter of Victoria’s plant species including over 80 different types of orchids making it a hot spot for nature lovers.

Play in the sun on Anglesea’s main beach, a wide sandy expanse beside the Anglesea River, which is perfect for swimming, surfing or just relaxing. Paddle with the kids in the protected waters at nearby Point Roadknight beach, popular with families or explore some of the pristine local beaches that are a little more off the beaten track like Point Addis, Uquarts Bluff or Sunnymeade.

Things to do

Get all the intel on what do to, where to eat and how to play on the Surf Coast by visiting www.exploresurfcoast.com.au


For accommodation we recommend contacting these local businesses:

Great Ocean Road Holidays

Great Ocean Road Holidays has over 1000 properties along the west coast of Victoria! Our holiday accommodation arm has the largest volume of bookings in the southern hemisphere! If you’re looking to stay in Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne or Apollo Bay, we have an abundance of great properties for you to choose from. Give us a call or go straight to our website. www.greatoceanroadholidays.com.au

For more on what Anglesea has to offer, please visit www.angleseaadventure.com.au