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One of Australia's most spectacular and scenic trail ultras

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GOW returns for 2023 - 21 October

Important announcement: A new team is stepping in to organise GOW. It will still be the same magical course with the same grassroots style of trail running that made GOW famous, but with a new team at the helm. Welcome Chris Ord and Andy Payne of Tour de Trails and Hut2Hut fame. 


After a lengthy hiatus of 3 years due to Covid the plans are now well underway to bring GOW back for 2023. While things might be a little different, it will still be the same awesome course, winding through the Otway forests, along wind-swept beaches and climbing rugged headlands. Thank you for your patience while work continues to restart this classic event and give you a day to remember back on the trails this October. Keep an eye out for notification of entries opening soon.



Andy Hewat

former Race Director

  • GOW starts where the bitumen running ends - in Apollo Bay

  • Finishes at the world famous 12 Apostles 

  • This is the original trail ultra on the west coast of Victoria

  • A real trail ultra on a point-to-point course - nothing contrived here

  • Challenging but achievable

  • 100 kilometre solo race

  • 55/45 two person relay race option

  • Strictly limited field size 

  • Run on the spectacular south west coast of Victoria, Australia

  • Run the complete Great Ocean Walk track - see the entire GOW trail in one day

  • Approx 73% singletrack, 20% fire trail/gravel, 5% beach, 2% pavement & some of the sweetest singletrack anywhere!

  • Start time 5:30am - 18.5hr cutoff - finish before midnight for a GOW buckle

  • All checkpoint food is vegetarian with vegan options and be COVIDSafe

  • Cupless event but you get a souvenir GOW Ultraspire collapsible cup in your registration kit

  • Wilderness you just can't see from the Great Ocean Road! 


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