The Great Ocean Walk 100s Trail Ultramarathon

One of Australia's most spectacular and scenic trail ultras
  • GOW starts where the bitumen running ends - Apollo Bay
  • Finishes at the world famous 12 Apostles 
  • The original south west Victorian coastal trail ultra
  • Classic point-to-point course
  • 100 kilometre solo race
  • 55/45 two person relay race
  • Strictly limited field size 
  • Run on the spectacular south west coast of Victoria, Australia
  • Run the complete Great Ocean Walk track - see the entire GOW trail in one day
  • Approx 75% single track, 20% fire trail/gravel, 5% beach, some of the sweetest singletrack anywhere!
  • Start time now 5:30am - 18.5hr cutoff - finish before midnight for a buckle
  • All checkpoint food is vegetarian
  • Cupless event but all runners get a souvenir GOW Ultraspire collapsible cup in your kit
  • Wilderness you just can't see from the Great Ocean Road!       

GOW2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. 
All current entrants were offered a refund or roll-over to GOW October 2021.  

GOW2021 is set for 23 October 2021

Updates to come.

Covid-19 implications

Entries for GOW2020 open Sunday 15th March at 6:00pm. GOW is scheduled for October 24, 2020. The world is currently suffering a major public health emergency that is forcing the closure of most big and even some smaller races. The key message from health authorities is to practice social distancing to avoid the spread of the virus. While trail races by their very nature are perfect for social distancing, the interactions at registration, briefing and especially at aid stations still creates a high risk for virus transmission. Given the current uncertainty about how bad or how long the pandemic will run, we considered postponing the opening of GOW entries until the situation was stable and we could be sure that we would be safe to hold the race this October. But race planning takes many months, both for organisers and runners. So, for the race to happen this year we need to push ahead with planning, optimistic that GOW will be on this October. Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor the situation and will reassess the viability of the race in late June and if cancellation becomes necessary you will be refunded minus administrative costs. We hope you decide to still support GOW and we look forward to seeing you this October. We are all in this together, stay safe and look after yourselves, look after your family and look after your community. While there are no certainties in life, we will be doing our very best to give you a goal to train for and a race to remember come October 24, and what better place to do that than on the Great Ocean Walk. Come join us.   


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