Victoria’s Bass Coast offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best. Located only 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Bass Highway, Kilcunda offers access to Philip Island, Inverloch, Wonthaggi and a host of other destinations to explore after the run.

Key information

Date: 05 February 2017

Start/Finish: Foreshore car park adjacent to the caravan park.

Registration: From 6:00 A.M. at the foreshore car park adjacent to the caravan park. Look for the Running Wild flags. At registration you will receive your race bib.

Start time: 7 A.M. for 17/21 km

                  8 A.M. for 2/8 km

Parking: Three main parking areas are available:

  1. At the foreshore public car park adjacent to the caravan park (public toilets are located here)
  2. On the nature reserve opposite the Ocean View Hotel
  3. In the side streets

Please do not park directly in front of the Hotel and General Store on race morning.

Pre race check in: Runners must check in and receive their race numbers at least 10 minutes before the start of the run and assemble at the start area 5 minutes before the start, for a pre race briefing.

Presentations: Around 9 A.M. at the registration tent, this is an approximate time based on around 75% of the finishers being in.

Drink Stations: There will be drink stations and nibbles at the start/finish line and at Punchbowl Rd.

Navigation: This is a marked course on an out and back track.

Equipment: All runners in all distances should carry as a minimum:

  • a 500 ml water bottle
  • sunscreen, sun hat
  • 10 cm elasticised bandage,  not the white crepe ones (rolled ankle/snake bite)
  • mobile phone

First aid: Will be located at the start/finish and Punchbowl Rd.

Terrain: this is a flat to undulating course on a well groomed grassy trail including beach running, rail trail, and single track.

Other users: Please show consideration to other users of the trails as well as other runners. In some places the trail is very narrow. Please give way to downhill runners.

Rubbish: Rubbish bags will be located at the start/finish and Punchbowl Rd. Please do not discard wrappers/gels on the track.

Snakes: are present in the area and are often seen on the track or on the side of the track. In most conditions they will move away from you. Please treat them with caution, wait for them to move away or go around them, alert other runners if you see a snake. Treat all snakes as poisonous.