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One of Australia's most spectacular and scenic trail ultras

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GOW will not restart in 2023 due to trail damage

Important announcement: Due to trail degradation on the Great Ocean Walk and the need for significant trail maintenance, all Parks Victoria event permits on the trail have been withheld for 2023. As a consequence, the new team won't get to restart GOW100s until 2024.




Please note: A new team is stepping in to organise GOW going forward. 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 to bring GOW back, but not until 2024. 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 GOW trails.



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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