Welcome to Surf Coast Century presented by MINI

Postponed to 5th December 2020

13 July UPDATE: It is with great disappointment that Rapid Ascent announces the postponement of the 2020 Surf Coast Century presented by MINI which was to be held on 19 September at Anglesea, Victoria. The new date will be Saturday 5 December, 2020.

We know this is a really frustrating change for anyone training for the event so to help you navigate to the new date, and as some level of compensation we have prepared a CARE PACKAGE for current entrants and those who enter before 31st July 2020. The Care Package provides guidance on how to reset your mind, adjust your physical training, incorporate strength as well as exclusive sponsor offers valued at $150+.

We held great hope for this event since the original onset of the COVID-19, however due to renewed outbreak in Victoria and restrictions set in place by the Victorian Government we have had to change plans. Rather than simply cast runners adrift or leave them lost on the trails with no assistance, it is hoped the care package helps educate and motivate runners across the intervening 11 weeks.

We are incredibly deflated by this outcome but know it is the right decision for our community. We look forward to sharing your ultra trail running journey with you in December.

All current 2020 entrants have been sent an e-mail outlining your entry options and link to the exclusive Care Package. 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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