Entry Info and Fees

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Scroll down or click the index below for entry information. If you have any queries, please contact the Rapid Ascent office via phone: 03 5261 5511 or email [email protected]

2022 Entry Fees

Individual entry fees

Category
Standard EntryLate EntryOn-the-Day
100km Adult $384 $429 $449
100km Junior Un/18 $312 $349 $369
50km Adult $258 $305 $325
50km Junior Un/18 $209 $248 $265
2.5km Bethany Kids Run (Sunday)$10$11 $12

 Team and Corporate team entry fees

Category
Standard EntryLate Entry
On-the-Day
2 person relay team$477$525$545
Junior team of 2 Un/18 $379$416$436
3 person relay team $488$534$553
Junior team of 3 Un/18 $388$426$446
4 person relay team $498$544$564
Junior team of 4 Un/18 $398$437$456

Entry fee timeframe

Entry levelTimeframe
Standard EntryEntries received between 12:00pm AEDT, Wednesday 23rd of March and 5:00pm AEDT, Friday 20 August 2022
Late EntryEntries received between 5:00pm AEDT, Friday 20 August and 8:00am AEDT, Friday 16 September 2022
On-the-dayEntries received in person at race registration from 7.00am AEST Saturday 17 September 2022
Online Entries close 8:00am AEST, Tuesday 13 September 2022

Entry Benefits

Runners entering the Surf Coast Century will receive the following as part of their entry fee:

  • Fully marked, marshalled course
  • Professional medical support on course
  • Professional electronic timing and results$50 voucher to Torquay Sports Medicine Centre
  • Soft Flask with custom Surf Coast Centurylogo (solo 100km and 50km runners only)
  • Finisher steins for 100km runners finishing under 12hrs (1lt) or 16hrs (500ml)
  • Finisher medal – for 100km individuals finishing after 16hrs, 50km individuals and all relay team members
  • Access to the food and beverages available from the Race Kitchens and Water Points located around the course
  • Access to all training information, free training runs and info sessions
  • Event photographer along the course to capture your finest moments
  • 15% off apparel at T8
  • Opportunity to win a random prizes at the presentations after the race

Event T-shirts for sale

Rapid Ascent highly values the natural environment where we run, walk and live.  As part of our commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability we have made the decision to reduce the amount of event merchandise we provide at our events.

At the 2022 Surf Coast Century we are aiming to reduce our consumption of resources and waste going to landfill.

In lieu of all competitors receiving a t-shirt as part of your entry fee, Rapid Ascent will be making a cash donation of $5,000 to $10,000 to The Friends of the Eastern Otways. We know many event shirts are never worn, and many end up in landfill – this has to stop!

The Friends of the Eastern Otways are a local environmental charity who share a passion for conserving and appreciating this special part of Victoria, by protecting and maintaining the local fauna and flora. Read more about them HERE.

We are all for looking the part in quality merchandise items and know this is important to many runners as a memento of a momentous event.  As such, a 2022 event t-shirt can be purchased online during your registration process as an optional extra for $30*; plus other merchandise. View Here

T-shirt orders must be placed by Sunday 31 July so we minimise wastage. We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to think what else you can do to help preserve our world.

>>IMAGE OF EVENT T-SHIRT COMING HERE SOON<<

Corporate Team Entries

Bethany Community Support is the official charity of the Surf Coast Century 2022. Enter as a Corporate team, commit to raising $1,000 per team and you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Company name and logo on the Surf Coast Century website
  • Win the inaugural corporate teams perpetual trophy
  • Fundraising tips and support from the Bethany fundraising team
  • Corporate team gift
  • Option to have own marquee in the corporate teams section of the event expo. This will include tables and chairs to rest your legs with other team mates.
  • Branding opportunities in your corporate marquee
  • Easy registration process directly with the Rapid Ascent team
  • Access to photography from the day
  • Volunteering opportunities for your workmates
  • LinkedIn and Social media mentions

Read more about being a Coprorate Team in support of Bethany here.

Group Entries

Surf Coast Century is the ideal event to attend with a bunch of trail running buddies as a social adventure together. We give a free soft flask to groups of 3 or more SOLO 50km/100km runners plu sother benefits. Visit our GROUP page for details.  

UTMB Qualifying Race & ITRA Points

The 50km and 100km Surf Coast Century individual races are registered with the UTMB as an official qualifying race for the world series and are also awarded ITRA points:
50km solo = 2 points
100km solo = 4 points
For further information on UTMB click here.

Western States Endurance Run Qualifying Race

Runners who finish the Surf Coast Century 100km course as a solo runner under 16hrs may use their result as their qualifying race for the Western States Endurance Run (100 mile) ballot in 2023.

Under 18yrs Participants’ Entry Policy

Rapid Ascent believes junior runners should be given the opportunity to compete in challenging adventure sports events so long as they have sufficient experience, the appropriate framework is in place on race day and the necessary support on hand to help if required. As such, Rapid Ascent has placed the following guidelines and requirements on competitors under the age of 18yrs in the Surf Coast Century:

For under 18yrs runners wanting to do one leg of the Surf Coast Century (i.e. min 23km), Rapid Ascent requires that the participant provides evidence that they have:

  • Run at least 20km in less than 3hrs within 6 weeks of the race – preferably off road
  • Completed training program lasting at least 8 weeks that meets our expectations (roughly similar to the training program on our website here). Training program and diary to be submitted to Rapid Ascent for approval no later than seven days before the event
  • Participated in at least 2 trail running races between 10km and 20km in the 2 months leading up (suggest the Trail Running Series long course events)

For under 18yrs runners wanting to compete in the either the 50km or 100km Surf Coast Century as a solo runner, Rapid Ascent requires that the participant provides evidence that they have:

  • NOTE: If a race official considers that an underage athlete is in distress at any point in the race, then the athlete must be seen by a member of the event medical team who will determine if they are fit to continue.
  • Complete a training run of at least 5hrs in length within 3 months of the race – preferably off road. (50km requirement is to complete a training run of at least 4hrs in length within 2 months of the race)
  • Complete a training program lasting at least 12 weeks that meets our expectations (roughly similar to the training program on our website). Training program to be submitted for approval at least 12 weeks prior to the race.
  • Training diary (we suggest a link to your Strava actrivities) to be submitted from 10 weeks before race day onwards so we can see if the training program is being followed
  • Participated in at least 2 trail running races between 10km and 20km in the 2 months leading up to the event
  • Submitted a hydration and nutrition plan for what they will consume during the race, along with safeguard measures to ensure that it is followed during the race
  • Supplied a doctors certificate saying that they are have no known medical conditions that should limit them from tackling and completing the 100km (or 50km) event solo
  • Rapid Ascent has spoken with the participant and their parents to discuss what is involved with running 100km (or 50km).
  • NOTE: If a race official considers that an underage athlete is in distress at any point in the race, then the athlete must be seen by a member of the event medical team who will determine if they are fit to continue.

We ask that any under-age runner wanting to participant in the Surf Coast Century calls us to discuss their intentions and these requirements prior to entering.

ENTRY AND REFUND POLICY

Refund Policy

If a competitor voluntarily withdraws prior to 12 midday AEDST on Friday 26th August 2022 they have the option of a credit or refund:

  • Credit – Credit towards another Rapid Ascent event – less a 10% administration fee
  • Refund – A refund will be offered, less a 25% administration fee

If a competitor voluntarily withdraws after 12 midday AEDST on Friday 26th August 2022 they:

  • Credit – no credit will be issued.
  • Refund – no refund will be offered

Refunds must be requested in writing via [email protected]

Transfer Policy

  • An individual or team may transfer their entry to another individual for a $15 transfer fee prior to 12 midday AEDST on Friday 26th August 2022
  • Providing there are spaces available, a runner may transfer from 100km to 50km before 12 midday AEDST on Friday 26th August 2021 and receive a refund of the difference in entry fee, less a $15 transfer fee. If changing after this date, the difference between the two entry fees will not be refunded/credited.
  • Providing there are spaces available, a runner may transfer from a lower entry fee event to a higher entry fee event up to 12 midday AEDST on Friday 26th August 2022 for the cost of the increase in entry fee only – no admin fee will be charged. Any entry changes requested after this date will incur a $15 fee.

EVENT RESCHEDULING / CANCELLATIONS

  • If the event is deemed unsafe or unable to be held on the proposed date, the following steps shall be followed:
    • Rapid Ascent will endeavor to reschedule the event to another date with all entries carrying over to the new date
    • If you are unable to attend the newly proposed date no refunds will be made
  • If the event cannot be rescheduled for any reason, Rapid Ascent will refund your entry fee, less an administration fee (see above).
  • Note:
    • In all other circumstances it should be assumed that the event is still going ahead UNLESS otherwise stated
    • Rapid Ascent reserves the right to alter or amend the originally proposed course(s) from that which was published on the event website for any reason
    • Advice of any event postponement or change will be made on the front page of the event website as early as possible before the event, and will be posted to the official race notice board at the registration marquee.