Event Information

Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up challenging hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly.

This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the road runner that is jaded and wants to get out there for great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run.

In 2022 we are introducing a new 1 km beach run and sand castle building competition for the kids (bring your own bucket and spade), a 5 km out and back cliff top run for adults and children and extending the traditional 8 km run to 10 km to give runners a beach running experience. In addition we have added more coastal views to all distances.

Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine.

Participants are asked to be considerate of and give way to walkers and other track users. Water and first aid will be available at the start /finish at Kilcunda and at Punchbowl Road. Runners are responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation.

Parents are responsible for children at all times in the 1 km beach run and castle building competition.

There will be a pre race briefing taking place just prior to the start. Weather conditions could be hot and sunny. All runners should be prepared with water, sun hat and sun screen.

Withdrawals: Runners withdrawing during the event must notify the event staff.

General Information

Medical Evacuation: Given the nature of the terrain and the distance from the closest hospital you should join Ambulance Victoria. Medical evacuations are at participants cost. Contact https://membership.ambulance.vic.gov.au/ (Ph: 1300 366 141)

Track Etiquette: Please show consideration to walkers and other runners.

Travel: Driving time from Melbourne to Kilcunda is approximately 90 minutes.