Welcome to Surf Coast Century presented by MINI

Postponed to 5th December 2020

9 September UPDATE: We are acutely aware of the Victorian Government’s ‘Roadmap for reopening’ and its potential impact on the Surf Coast Century (and our events industry as a whole). But rather than reacting with a hastily prepared plan, we are processing the news, asking questions and considering our options before announcing any changes.

Our approach has always been to pursue every opportunity for our events to go ahead – so your training can be rewarded and dreams realised if at all possible. To simply cancel, postpone or rearrange now without pausing to gather thoughts would be disrespectful for the effort we’ve all put in – the event is still 3 months away and things are continually evolving.

So please give us some time to pursue options all the while taking confidence from our comprehensive refund policy. Please contact Rapid Ascent [email protected] if you have any questions.

Sam, John, Annie and Adele – your Rapid Ascent team.

5 December 2020 (new date)

The Surf Coast Century presented by MINI is a spectacular 50km and 100km ultra marathon traversing Victoria’s Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road.

Both the 100KM and 50KM formats take runners on an extraordinary journey along towering sea cliffs, remote beaches, wildflower hinterland and spiraling single track. No two steps are the same on this epic ultra marathon run.

The event is a must-do for experienced ultra-runners (the course is fast!), but also has a great reputation for those tackling their first ultra marathon. The accessible course, professional support services, easy logistics (start and finish in Anglesea) and incredible aura generated by supporters, runners and officials makes the Surf Coast Century not to be missed!


  • 100km solo ultra marathon
  • 50km solo ultra marathon
  • 100km relay (teams of 2, 3 or 4)


  • Saturday 5 December 2020 (new date)


  • Start/Finish in Anglesea (Great Ocean Road), Victoria

Entries – NOW OPEN


  • From first-time ultra marathoners to elite runners. Aspiring runners and adventurers of all abilities are welcome to enter.
  • Runners seeking UTMB points!

What’s NEW for 2020

  • Athlete Recovery Zone at the finish line area
  • Celebration Sunday with range of rest + recovery activities
  • Steigen Socks for 100km solo entrants
  • Presentation format at Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club
  • $2000 for a record breaking team
  • Strava training club and Facebook group
  • NEW Challenge set for the Concrete Shoe Award


A must-do for any trail runner, whether it’s your first or your fiftieth! A beautiful and unique part of the world you would otherwise never get to experience. (Kai, 2019 Participant)

“My Surf Coast Century experience will stay with me for life! One of the most challenging, yet eye-opening experiences I have ever encountered. From other runners, support crews, volunteers, it felt like family out on course and cant wait to do it all again!” (Anonymous competitor 2018)

The Surf Coast Century presented by The MINI Countryman is included on Ultra 168’s list of 10 Essential Australian And New Zealand Ultramarathons and is widely referred to as a ‘must-do’ race on the Australian running calendar.

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