The GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon 2015: A Scenic Race for All to Enjoy
Home to Australia's most visually spectacular marathons, the iconic Great Ocean Road boasts stunning panoramic views of the Southern Ocean. Located in Victoria, Australia, the famous seaside route will attract thousands of participants from across the country and around the world on 16 and 17 May 2015.
Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2015, the iconic event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances. Five categories are open: 44km GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon, 23km Half Marathon, The Geelong Advertiser 14km Paradise Run and Wheelchair, Mizuno 6km Run, and The Great Ocean Road Real Estate 1.5km Kids Gallop.
Festivities kick off on Saturday, 16 May 2015 at Apollo Bay. After running through town with the cheers of supporters trailing behind them, the 6km and 14km runners will head to the beautiful countryside overlooking farm animals and scenery. They will then loop back at either the Barham River Road or Paradise Picnic Reserve to finish at the starting line.
The next day, on Sunday, 17 May 2015, marathoners will flag off at Lorne, while half marathoners will jumpstart their run from Kennett River. Tracing along the scenic and tranquil southern coast of the Great Ocean Road, all marathoners will conquer hills before finishing at Apollo Bay to the joyous shouts of spectator cheers.
To get a better picture of what you'll be signing up for, check out the 2014 highlights video.
Event entry fees are as follows:
- GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon: Adult – A$125
- The Half Marathon: Adult – A$115
- The Geelong Advertiser 14km Paradise Run and Wheelchair: Adult – A$50, Child (0 – 16 years) – A$35
- The Mizuno 6km Run: Adult – A$45, Child (0 – 16 years) – A$35
- The Great Ocean Road Real Estate 1.5 Kids' Gallop: Child (0 – 13 years) – A$20
Marathoners will get an exclusive event singlet and half marathoners will receive a sports cap with the event logo.
The top five male and female marathoners, as well as the top three male and female finishers in the half marathon and 14km Paradise run will be awarded with cash prizes.
Register online from now till 5:00 p.m. (AEST) on 13 May 2015 at the official Great Ocean Road Marathon website.