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I just wanted to thank you for the great run in Kilcunda a few weeks ago.
It was mine and my husband's first trail run and we loved it (bloody tough but beautifulwe actually bought some of the photos because the views were amazing). I thought it was organised really well and we loved the snacks at the end of the run (seriously great idea!).
Since then we have run around the Studley Park trails in Kew and we may be converted to trail running now thanks to your event!
Kilcunda Half Marathon—February 2018



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 has access to Philip Island, Inverloch, Wonthaggi and a host of other destinations to explore after the run.

Key information

Date: Sunday 02 February 2025

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

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

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

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

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.