One of Australia's most spectacular and scenic trail ultras

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GOW cancelled for 2022


Sadly, I am cancelling plans for GOW this year. 


After several attempts to get GOW entries open for 2022, the hiatus of 2 years due to Covid created several unexpected hurdles, delaying things. But in the end, the decision was taken because of personal health issues. I know this will be disappointing for many, as it is for me. But one thing being an ultrarunner teaches you is to know your limitations and when you can and can't push through them. I know as a race director, I need to acknowledge this and cancel plans for this year's event. 



Andy Hewat

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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