Welcome to Surf Coast Century presented by MINI

9 October UPDATE: We have plans to proceed with the event provided all of Victoria (Regional + Melbourne) is on the ‘Last Step’ of the COVID-roadmap which allows groups of up to 50 people outdoors.

Our plans have been well met but are awaiting final approval by many local stakeholders, but most stakeholders are awaiting further announcements from State Government which is taking time.

In summary we are of the firm belief that event will proceed if Victoria is on the ‘Last Step’ of the COVID roadmap and we have planned the event to fit within these guidelines.

CLICK HERE to read more about the status of the event and the proposed changes to its conduct in 2020.

Thanks for your continued support – we need it as much as you need to run so let’s keep planning to get together (in groups of <50) on 5 – 6 December for an incredible run.

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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