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Great Ocean Road Marathon 2015

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Australia’s most stunning marathon
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, offers one of the most visually stunning views in the world. It is an Australian National Heritage listed stretch of road connecting the cities of Torquay and Allansford, passing prominent landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles.

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The annual Great Ocean Road Marathon is a celebration of this iconic area and a great way to soak up the scenery. It attracts over 6000 participants of all ages and fitness levels every year to challenge themselves to a marathon spanning up to 44 kilometres over two days.

Starting from Lorne, participants travel along the Great Ocean Road, passing a diverse range of terrains and natural formations, including famous surfing spots and limestone cliffs, as they run alongside national parklands on their way to Apollo Bay.

There are five different events to choose from, with varying distances. The full Marathon event is 44 kilometres, the distance from Lorne to Apollo Bay; the Half Marathon is 23 kilometres. There is also a 14 kilometre Paradise Run to through Paradise Picnic Reserve; a 6 kilometre Mizuno Run; and a 1.5 kilometre Kids Gallop.

The 2015 Marathon is sponsored by the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation. This organisation works towards providing financial support to maintain and improve health services for the local community. You have the option of signing up as an official fundraiser, and if you raise $500 or more, you will receive a complimentary running T-shirt or singlet, and your entry fee will be reimbursed.

You can register for any of the events online, and participate in either social or corporate teams. Registration fees vary depending on the event. For more information, visit the Great Ocean Marathon website, or follow the event on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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Why? Experience the most stunning marathon event in the country
When: 16-17 May 2015
Phone: 03 9864 1119
Where: Great Ocean Road, Lorne to Apollo Bay, Victoria
Cost: $20 - $115
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