Entries open for Surf Coast Century

Surf Coast Century Feel Good Ultra’s 2023 Surf Coast Century female winner Jayme Bergman. (Photos4Sale)

Entries are now open for the Surf Coast Century’s Feel Good Ultra ahead of the marathon’s return in September.

The event will feature 100km individual and relay teams of two, three, or four runners racing from Anglesea to Torquay and a revamped 50km run over the first half of the course on September 21.

Torquay-based event organiser Rapid Ascent’s general manager Sam Maffett said the event showed the highs and lows of what its trail runners could achieve over 13 years.

“It takes competitors on a spectacular journey with stunning views matched with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly camaraderie throughout,” he said.

“The century continues to offer so much more than just an achievable and varied course… and we encourage all keen runners to be part of all this and more in September.”

This year’s race is the Australian Ultra Runners Association’s Long Course Trail National Championships for the 100km race, which takes runners along the Great Ocean Road.

The figure-8 course takes competitors from Anglesea to Torquay along the beach, cliff-top tracks and hinterland trails to Moggs Creek and Aireys Inlet and returns along the Surf Coast Walk trail.

“It’s an amazing course and a wonderfully fun event,” 2023 Surf Coast Century female winner Jamie Bergman said.

“It was amazing, especially the people on the course. Everyone is really friendly, making it a great day out,” last year’s Surf Coast Century male winner Andy McConnell said.

Visit SurfCoastCentury.com.au to enter the Feel Good Ultra and for more information.