You can win!

We will run a range of competitions leading up to race day in September! All competition details will be posted to this page so you can get be part of it. If you have any questions please contact the Rapid Ascent office on 03) 5261 5511.

2023 Rookie Ambassador

Could this be you…??!! Rather than just appointing fast runners as our event ambassadors, we want to highlight the journey and commitment that first time runners also make to the event. So we’re running a competition to find our next Ultra Running Rookie Ambassador to profile through the event as well.

We have run a similar competition over the last 7 years with a different rookie appointed each year – you can read some of their terrific blog posts and reports HERE. Now we’re looking for our rookie ambassador for 2023 and encourage you to consider applying, with the following conditions:

  • The successful ambassador must be willing to share their journey with a monthly blog post and a few photos and updates
  • Must be committed and training to run the 100km Surf Coast Century, having never raced more than 60km in the past
  • We will provide you with a free entry, some race merchandise and some goodies from our sponsors (shoes and some apparel…)

Please email Kate [email protected] with some details on your story and why you should be our Rookie by 29th May 2023.

$2,000 CASH for a record breaking team

We’ve seen the elusive 8-hour 100km barrier broken by a 100km solo runner, with Ash Watson running an incredible 7:57:09 in 2019. So we lay down the challenge…

Can a relay team break the 7 hour barrier for the 100km?

Still unbroken... the first and fastest relay team of 2, 3 or 4 people to go under 7 hours for the 100km Surf Coast Century will receive $2,000 cash!*

We believe it can be broken… in 2022 we came so close just 17minuntes off! And in 2015 and 2017 were just 15 minutes over. Who’s up for the challenge? How fast can you go?

Relay Team Results from the past 5 years:

  • 2022 –  07:17:19 – Dawn League
  • 2021 – 8:36.09 – Team Salfied Podium
  • 2020 – 7:31.24 – team HNTR
  • 2019 – 7:49:00 – The Happy Runner Torquay (Team of 4)
  • 2018 – 8:15:54 – Lick the Stamp (Team of 2)
  • 2017 – 7:15:51 – The Humble Servents of Bosco and Walter (Team of 2) – 4:21min pace!
  • 2016 – 7:49:40 – Angus^2 (Team of 2) – 4:41min pace!
  • 2015 – 7:15:41 – Love the Run (Team of 4) – 4:21min pace!

*If more than one team goes under 7 hours, the $2,000 cash goes to the fastest overall team time under 7 hours.

So come on elite runners and super teams – we’ve got $2,000 waiting for you!