EVENT PROGRAM: The window below displays the official Event Program for the 2023 Surf Coast Century. This fully explains the event with confirmed schedule, course details, check point information and more. All event attendees are strongly encouraged to read it before the event.
The Surf Coast Century starts and finishes at the pleasant seaside town of Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, approximately 1.5hrs drive from Melbourne.
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- Event Centre
- Race Start 50km and 100km
- Competitor Registration and Briefing
- Athlete tracking
- Competitor Services
- Event Functions
The Anglesea Green (next to the Anglesea Bowls Club) will host the event centre for the Surf Coast Century with the following services, facilities and activities all all set to make 2023 just as amazing:
- FINISH line for races – 100km and 50km
- Mid-way point for the 100km course and Check Point 4 (CP4) with associated services (eg, race kitchen and bag drop off)
- Race Registration, Athlete Recovery Centre and Information marquees
- Event Expo with extensive displays by our event sponsors and exhibitors (Friday night through to Saturday evening)
- Blackmans Brewery Event bar – stocked with refreshing beers and seltzers
- Food and coffee from a range of providers
- Medical assistance station
- Music and commentary on the race finish and a range of kids activities
Anglesea Township Map – Click Here (includes Parking, Start & Event Centre locations)
Absolutely amazing event! First time I did 100km and couldn’t have imagined doing it anywhere else! (Daniel, 2022 Participant)
This event delivers what it promises! With a variation to scenery and challenging sections it has something for most trail runners looking for a challenge. (Claude, 2021 Participant)
5:00am, on the Anglesea Main Beach.
The race will commence at low tide with a mass start in 2023. Low tide is set for 6:30am, hence the earlier start time than previous years. Please self-seed (faster runners first) – your time does NOT start until you cross the start mats.
Race start – 50km
7:30am, on the Anglesea Main Beach.
The 50km race (individuals only) will commence with a mass start at 7:30am from the beach and complete Legs 3 and 4 of the 100km course.
Competitor registration and briefing – 100km & 50km
- 3:00pm – 6:30pm, in the expo area at the Anglesea Green (next to the Anglesea Bowls Club).
At registration all competitors will receive:
- Race number plate
- Timing Tag
- Bag tags
- other event information and sponsor give aways
Note: All competitors must attend registration to collect packs. Packs are not posted out prior to the event.
Friday – Anglesea Green
The briefing will be conducted in the expo area at the Anglesea Green and we encourage all 100km and 50km runners (especially solo runners) to attend.
- 5:30pm Elite Athlete Q & A session – all welcome
- 6.00pm Friday – Competitor Briefing
Believe it when they say this is an unbelievable event. The scenery and surrounds are amazing. Take a moment to take it all in. (Julie, 2019 Participant)
We understand that the challenge of competing in the 100km and 50km Surf Coast Century is hard enough without having to juggle difficult logistics and event requirements on the day. As such, we will be providing the following services to competitors to help make your run as enjoyable, and straight forward as possible.
We will transport a bag (that may have spare clothing, personal nutrition, supplies…) for competitors from Anglesea registration to each of the check points and back again.
Bags will be transported from registration in Anglesea to:
- CP2 – the 21km point at Torquay Surf Beach (Rotary Rotunda at the back of the Torquay SLSC)
- CP4 – the 49km point at the Anglesea Green (note – you can also drop these off yourself as CP4 is immediately adjacent to the expo)
- CP6 – the 77km point at the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground/Tallawalla Guide Camp (Boyd Ave).
Support crews / team mates can also take bags to any of the checkpoints CP1 – CP7 and can give them to runners directly.
Athlete Recovery Centre
A well received feature of the Event Expo will be back again in 2023… the Hyperice Athlete Recovery Centre! This will be a space to help runners overcome the physical feats of their run.
The marquee will be manned by ther superb crew at Beyond and Profeet Podiatry and will be stocked with a range of recovery gear that is free for anyone to use, including: massage guns, compression boots, vibrating massage rollers, yoga mats. Along with plenty of chairs, fruit and water it will be a great place to chill post race.
Food and drinks will be available at each of the following checkpoints on the 100km and 50km courses (brackets):
- CP1 – 10km Point Addis car park – Intermediary race point
- CP2 – 21km at Torquay Surf Beach (Rotary Rotunda) – Race kitchen
- CP3 – 31km Ironbark Basin picnic area – Intermediary race point
- CP3A – 40km Eumeralla Scout Camp between Centre Rd and Browns Rd. Unmanned water point only.
- CP4 – 48km at Anglesea Green – Race kitchen
- CP4A – 58km (9km) at the junction of Loves Track and the Distillery Creek Road. Unmanned water point only.
- CP5 – 68km (19km) Distillery Creek Picnic Ground – Intermediary race kitchen
- CP6 – 75km (26km) at Moggs Creek Picnic Ground – Race kitchen
- CP7 – 84km (35km) Aireys Inlet Skate Park – Intermediary race kitchen.
All competitors, both relay teams and individuals are welcome to access all food at the CPs. As indicated above, there will be 2 different levels of catering for runners out on the course:
Race food will be equally available to 50km runners and 100km runners.
Race Kitchens will be set up at the end of each leg and provide a more substantial range of foods and drinks. The Race Kitchens will have a range of hot and cold meals and snacks available in small, easy to eat-on-the-move portions that include foods such as:
- all the items available in the intermediary race points – listed below PLUS
- Boiled potatoes with butter and salt
- Savoy biscuits – savoury
- Risotto – CP6 only
- Veggie and noodle soup – CP6 only
- Two minute noodles – CP6 only
- Hot water and cups so you can make your own tea and instant coffee – CP6 only
Intermediary race kitchens will be set up roughly half way along each leg of the legs and provide an intermediary refuel location when you need it most with the following items:
- Tailwind Nutrition – premixed to their recommended strength or powder so you can mix your own
- CLIF Bars
- Sandwiches – sweet and savory
- Fruit cake and/or honey and oat slice
- Snakes and lollies
- Salty chips
For your first Ultra I would definitely recommend doing the Surf Coast Century. The location, friendly support, facilities and trails were fantastic! I will be back! (Maryanne, 2019 Participant)
Elite Athlete Q & A
When: 5:30pm Friday
Where: At the expo at Anglesea Green.
Come and hear from some of our top athletes talk through their training, race strategy and other aspects. Held immediately prior to the Competitor Briefing
When: from 6:00pm Friday
Where: Anglesea Hotel, 1 Murch Crescent Anglesea.
Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner the night before the race at the local Anglesea Hotel. For $29.50 you can choose from a delicious pasta menu. Enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends and supporters at one of the best local pubs in town!
Ring 03 5263 1210 and state that you are a Surf Coast Century registrant to access the special meal deal.
Celebration Sunday – Recovery morning
Join us for a post race war stories, sretching session and invigorating swim to kick start your recovery and share in the celebrations on Sunday morning followed by breakfast options from the refurbished Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club.
8:30am – 9:30am on the lawn at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club. Bring a yoga mat and/or beach towel if you have one handy.
from 8:30am at Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club for breakfast options.
Race presentations 10:00am SUNDAY
at Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club
Presentations for the Surf Coast Century will be made at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club at 10:00am on Sunday morning. These presentations will provide an opportunity for all runners to unite and celebrate their ultra trail running success.