Coastal Runs

The Prom 100

The Prom 100

44—60—80—100 km Runs

Run the Prom. Wilsons Promontory National Park offers, Australia’s most spectacular coastal ultra. Experience the sound of waves crashing on rocks, feel the sand under your feet, the wind in your hair and the water up to your waist as you tackle this wilderness paradise. The Prom 100 offers runners 44, 60 and 100 km run loops only 3.5 hours from Melbourne.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 06 May 2023

Location: Tidal River, Victoria, Australia

Start/Finish: Tidal River, Running Wild HQ the War Memorial

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Darby River Half Marathon

Darby River Half Marathon and 9 km Coastal Run

2—5—10—21 km Runs

Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails. For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery.

Key information

Date: Sunday 07 May 2023

Start/Finish: Darby River car park, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Registration: From 9:00 A.M. at the car park. Look for the large white Running Wild marquee. At registration you will receive your race bib.

Start time: 10 A.M. for 5 km/10 km/21 km and 10:30 A.M. for 2 km

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Kilcunda Half Marathon

Kilcunda Half Marathon and 16 km Fun Run

1—5—10—17—21 km Runs

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: Sunday 05 February 2023

Start/Finish: Nature reserve opposite the Kilcunda Hotel.

Registration: From 6:00 A.M. on the nature reserve opposite the Kilcunda Ocean View Hotel. Look for the large white Running Wild marquee. At registration you will receive your race bib.

Start time: 7:00 A.M. for 17/21 km, 8:00 A.M. for 10 km, 8:15 A.M. for 5 km and 9:00 A.M. for 1 km

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Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 3 hours from Melbourne offers fantastic trail running for people wanting to experience coastal trail running at its best. The Darby River course offers a great introduction to trail running for the novice trail runner or for road runners looking to explore trails.

In 2022 we are introducing a new short course of 2 km for kids and 5 km course for adults with children wanting to try something a little more technical (i.e. running on trails with tree roots and rocks).

For more experienced trail runners it is a great coastal run with amazing scenery. It forms part of a great weekend family running adventure when joined with the Wilsons Prom 100 (44/60/80/100 km) which is held on the Saturday.

Key information

Date: Sunday 07 May 2023

Start/Finish: Darby River car park, Wilsons Promontory National Park

Registration: From 9:00 A.M. at the car park. Look for the large white Running Wild banners. At registration you will receive your race bib.

Start time:

  • 10 A.M. for 5 km – 10 km – 21 km
  • 10:30 A.M. for 2 km

Late entries: Online entries accepted until 09:30 A.M. on race day.

Pre race check in: Check in and receive your race numbers at least 15 minutes before the start. A pre run briefing will take place 5 minutes before the start.

Presentations: Around 12 noon at the registration tent, this is an approximate time based on around 75% of the finishers being in.

Drink Stations: Drink stations and nibbles will be located at the start/finish line and Darby Saddle. NB—no cups are provided, please carry your own water container/cup.

Navigation: This is a marked out and back course.

Equipment: All runners in the 10/21 km must carry as a minimum: a water bottle/container, pressure bandage (rolled ankle/snake bite), mobile phone.

First aid: Will be located at the start/finish and Darby Saddle.

Terrain: This is a flat to undulating course on a well benched single track with a big climb up to Darby Saddle.

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 Darby Saddle. Please do not discard wrappers/gels on the track.

Snakes: 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. If they are around they will be hungry. Wait for them to move away or go around them, alert other runners if you see a snake. Treat all snakes as poisonous.

Bush Fire: If the day is declared a code red bushfire day or there is a fire in the area of the run, it will be rescheduled.

For further information contact Paul Ashton: 0418 136 070 (m) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plus Kids Sand Castle Building Competition

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: Sunday 05 February 2023

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 10 km
  • 8.15 A.M. for 5 km
  • 9 A.M. for 1 km

Cut off: The following cut off times apply to this event:

  • 21 km — 4 hrs
  • 17 km — 3 hrs
  • 10 km — 2:30 hrs
  • 5 km — 1 hr

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 and the 1 km run being finished.

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 the 10—17—21 km distances must carry as a minimum:

  • Water bottle/container
  • Pressure snake bandage  (rolled ankle/snake bite)

Kids in the Sand Castle building competition must provide their own bucket and spade.

Highly recommended to wear or carry:

  • sunscreen, sun hat
  • mobile phone

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

Terrain: this is a hilly 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.

Run the Prom. Wilsons Promontory National Park offers, Australia’s most spectacular coastal ultra. Experience the sound of waves crashing on rocks, feel the sand under your feet, the wind in your hair and the water up to your waist as you tackle this wilderness paradise. The Prom 100 offers runners 44, 60, 80 and 100 km run loops on the Saturday only 3.5 hours from Melbourne and is followed on the Sunday by the Darby River Half Marathon and 10 km fun run —a great weekend away for all the family.

Parks Victoria have advised that works to Sealers Track and Oberon will not be finished until next spring, therefore we are reverting to the alternate courses we offered in 2021. Please check the Maps page for course descriptions, GPX files and the map.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 06 May 2023

Location: Tidal River, Victoria, Australia

Start/Finish: Tidal River, Running Wild HQ near Australian Commando Memorial

100/80 km Run

Pre-race check in/briefing: 05:45 A.M.

Start Time: 06:00 A.M.

60 km Run

Pre-race check in/briefing: 06:45 A.M.

Start Time: 07:00 A.M.

44 km Run

Pre-race check in/briefing: 07:45 A.M.

Start Time: 08:00 A.M.

Cut off: Any runner who withdraws or is unable to complete the first loop back to Tidal river by 8 P.M. on the Saturday MUST attempt to contact the run director by mobile phone 0418 136 070 or by text and advise their status. There is an 8 P.M. cut off for 100 km runners to complete the first 80 km back to Tidal River.

Equipment: 100 km runners only must

  1. Wear a reflective safety vest when running on the road at night
  2. Run on the edge of the road towards oncoming traffic
  3. Carry a torch on strobe during daylight hours or continuous beam after dark when running on/walking on/crossing the road

Navigation: this is an unmarked course and should only be attempted by experienced trail runners with good navigation experience.

Entries: Entry

Support: there is one aid station located at Tidal River and one at the junction of Telegraph and Waterloo Tracks. Participants must be self supporting.

Accomodation: is available in Tidal River (camping) and in nearby cottages.

Registration: from 4:00 P.M. Friday at Running Wild HQ adjacent to the Australian Commando Memorial