EVENT PROGRAM SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2019 ANGLESEA, VICTORIA.
WELCOME TO THE SURF COAST CENTURY
Taking place at the beautiful coastal township of Anglesea on Victoria’s Surf Coast...
The Surf Coast Century is firmly established as a highlight of the Australian ultra-marathon calendar and will again see runners from across the country and overseas, descend on the Great Ocean Road for an 8th year. If you have not been along the course before then you are in for a truly special day as you will be taken on an extraordinary journey below towering sea cliffs, remote beaches and captivating wildflower hinterland. The event also provides plenty of great opportunities for spectators with easy access to checkpoints and other viewing areas so your crew can cheer you on. Combine this with the range of scenic landscapes, friendly townships and bustling café’s. We encourage you to bring your friends/family with you! OFFICIAL EVENT PROGRAM: This is the official event program with all you need to know about the Surf Coast Century event weekend - from schedule to spectator viewing spots, registration and more! This is MANDATORY reading before you arrive so you are ready to run! Thank you for your participation in the 2019 Surf Coast Century, we wish you a great run on the big day. Rapid Ascent Event Manager: Sam Maffett 0400 001 786. Race Director: John Jacoby 0408 035 261
WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR
Welcome to the 2019 Surf Coast Century.
No matter what distance you’re covering, to reach the start line of this event is a great achievement. To reach the finish line is even greater. I applaud your dedication & determination, and hope you clock the time you’ve dreamt of. You are part of an eventful couple of days in Anglesea. This weekend also sees the town hosting the annual ANGAIR Wildflower and Art Weekend, featuring a spectacular display of indigenous flowers and nature-themed art and craft. You’re welcome to attend the event at Anglesea Memorial Hall or perhaps you’ll be lucky to spot a local beauty – like the delicate Creamy Candles wildflower – as you power through our stunning Anglesea Heath. This weekend is also a rare opportunity to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Great Ocean Road construction. The Story of the Road will be told through pop-up cinemas (including one in Anglesea this weekend), public art installations and an augmented reality trail accessed via your phone. Visit their website for details and locations. Surf Coast Shire Council is proud to support the Surf Coast Century through our Event Grants Program. We welcome both competitors and supporters to the Surf Coast Shire at any time of the year. If you’re looking for another adventure, our calendar is jam-packed with major and local events. If you’re seeking a relaxing getaway, the Surf Coast is the perfect place to unwind. All the best for the Surf Coast Century – enjoy the challenge. Cr Rose Hodge Mayor - Surf Coast Shire Council
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday 20th September 3:00pm – 7:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm
Competitor Registration @ Anglesea Green (next to the Anglesea Bowls Club Elite Athlete Q&A @ Anglesea Green (in the expo area) Welcome to country followed by Competitor Briefing for ALL runners @ Anglesea Green
Saturday 21st September 6:30am 7:30am 10:00am – 11:30am 10:30am – 6:00pm 11:50am 2:45pm 2:00pm – 4:00pm 3:45pm
Late Registration for 100km runners @ Anglesea Green RACE START 100km solo and team runners @ Anglesea Main Beach Late Registration for 50km runners @ Anglesea Green Event Expo open including live music, food, massage and other entertainment RACE START 50km solo runners @ Anglesea Main Beach Winning RELAY TEAM expected to cross the line Registration open for Trail Running Series Race 4 Winning 100km SOLO expected to cross the line Runners will keep crossing the finish line well into the night
Sunday 22nd September 3:30am 7:00am – 8:00am 8:00am 8:45am – 9:15am 9:00am 10:00am – 11:30am 11:30am 12:00pm
Approx time of final competitors crossing finish line Late registration for Trail Running Series Race 4 @ Anglesea Green Recovery morning yoga + swim with Lucy Bartholomew @ Anglesea Main Beach Race starts for the Trail Running Series Race 4 @ Anglesea Main Beach RACE PRESENTATIONS Surf Coast Century @ Anglesea Green Kids’ Run Registration RUN START for the 2.5km Kids’ Run Race presentations for the Trail Running Series @ Anglesea Green
EVENT CENTRE Location: Anglesea Green (located next to Anglesea Bowls Club), Anglesea Victoria. (Located directly opposite the main Anglesea shops on the Great Ocean Road) Car Parking recommendations: • The side streets surrounding the area • The shopping area over the Great Ocean Road • Public car parks beside the Anglesea riverbank and near the rivermouth • The side streets off the Great Ocean Road • Do NOT park on YELLOW lines (illegal) and please be conscious of residents and local traders. • Obey parking restrictions – the by-laws officers will be booking people Facilities / Activities at Event Centre • RACE FINISH line for all races – 100km, 50km and kids’ run (the start line is on the Anglesea Main Beach approx. 1km away) • Race Registration and Information marquee • Check Point 4, being the 50km point of the 100km course with associated services (eg, race kitchen and bag drop off) • Event Expo with event sponsors and exhibitor displays (Friday night through to Sunday) • Massage and athlete recovery centre by Torquay Sports Medicine Centre • Event Bar by Forrest Brewing Co, Food and COFFEE(!) • Anglesea Bowls Club (next to Expo) serving meals 12noon – 9:00pm • Jumping castle and URBAN Upcycle for kids. • Medical assistance station – located inside the Mens Shed • Music and commentary on the race finish.
COMPETITOR REGISTRATION (Race Pack Collection) 3:00pm – 7:30pm, Friday 20th September in the event centre • All solo competitors MUST attend registration to collect their race pack. • Teams: one team member may collect race packs for other team members What you’ll receive at Registration: • Race number plate • Timing chip on a velcro strap • Timing chip must be attached to your ankle or wrist for the duration of the event. • There is only ONE timing chip per relay team – it is your relay “baton” that must be swapped over to your new runner within the designated checkpoint area. • Official event technical t-shirt • Bag tags for Check Points • Soft Flask (for 100km solo only) • Any pre-ordered items (eg, Merchandise or First aid kids) Other items for sale at Registration: • First aid kits $15 • Space blankets $7 • Whistles $5
• Head torches $29 • + Various event merchandise and apparel
COMPETITOR BRIEFING AND WELCOME TO COUNTRY 6:30pm Friday 20th September in the event expo on the Anglesea Green • All competitors are encouraged to attend (plus support crews) • Race Directors will talk through the course and any changes or logistical considerations, weather details + more.
Elite Athlete Q & A – 6:00pm held prior to the Competitor Briefing. Come and hear from our top athletes!
RECOVERY MORNING WITH LUCY BARTHOLOMEW Join Lucy Bartholomew for a post race yoga session and invigorating swim to kick start your recovery on Sunday morning.
8:00am – 8:30am on the Anglesea Main Beach. Bring a yoga mat and/or beach towel if you’ve got one handy otherwise she’s got about 35 mats to share.
RACE PRESENTATIONS 9:00am Sunday 22nd September in the event centre on the Anglesea Green
COMPETITOR IDENTIFICATION Number Plates
RED: 100km solo runners • Big number plate to go on the front of your outermost garment • Small number plate to be pinned on your backpack facing backwards YELLOW: 50km solo runners • Big number plate to go on the front of your outermost garment • Small number plate to be pinned on your backpack facing backwards BLUE: 100km relay team of 2* GREEN: 100km relay team of 3 or 4* *TEAMS will receive a separate number plate for each runner with a unique number for each team member based on the leg they are doing. For example: plate #234-1 is for the team runner doing leg 1, #234-4 is for the team member doing leg 4. Please ensure you wear the number relating to the leg you are running.
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RACE STARTS All races start on the sand at the Anglesea Main Beach. This is 1km from the Event Centre (allow 15min to walk). 100km - 7:30am Saturday 21st September • 100km solo and 100km relay teams start at the same time • Race begins at low-tide with a mass start • Sunrise is at 6:18am, thus runners do NOT require a head torch for this section 50km – 11:50am Saturday 21st September • 50km solo runners • Race begins with a mass start and following Legs 3 and 4 of the 100km course.
DROP BAGS Drop bags can be transported from the event centre on the Anglesea Green to the following Check Points and back: • To / from CP2 – 21km point at Torquay Surf Beach • To / from CP4 – 49km point at Anglesea Green (or drop them off on race morning yourself) • To / from CP6 – 77km at Moggs Creek Support crews / team mates can also take bags to any check points (CP1 – CP7) and can give them to runners directly. Drop bag procedure: 1. Come to the bag drop area in the event expo and collect the appropriate bag tags for your gear: • Red (CP2) / Green (CP4) / Blue (CP6) 2. Write your name and race number on the bag tag(s) and ensure your bag is sealed so nothign can fall out 3. Put your labeled bags in the appropriate cordoned off drop bag enclosure in the Event Centre on Friday during registration between 4:00pm – 7:30pm NOTE: • Bags will NOT be transferred between CP’s (ie, not from CP2 to CP6). • Bags must be closed, max 10kg, no bigger than 50cm x 50cm (We recommend those blue, supermarket cooler bags that zip shut. Plastic boxes will not be accepted). • Bags will be laid out in number order at each Check Point. • Bags will be transported BACK to Anglesea Green (near Finish Line) during the course of the event. Support crews may also collect your bags from Check Points or Finish Line on your behalf. Page 7
ON COURSE NUTRITION & RACE KITCHENS Food and drinks will be available at each of the following checkpoints (CPs) on the 100km and 50km courses: CP1 – 10km Point Addis car park – Intermediary race point CP2 – 21km at Torquay Surf Beach (Rotary Rotunda) – Race kitchen CP3 – 32km Ironbark Basin picnic area – Intermediary race point CP3A – 42km Eumeralla Scout Camp between Centre Rd & Browns Rd. Unmanned water point only. CP4 – 49km at Anglesea Lions Park – Race kitchen CP4A – 60km at the junction of Loves Track and the Distillery Creek Road. Unmanned water point only. CP5 – 70km Distillery Creek Picnic Ground – Intermediary race kitchen CP6 – 77km at Moggs Creek – Tallawalla Guide Camp – Race kitchen CP7 – 86km Aireys Inlet Skate Park – Intermediary race kitchen. NOTE: NO cups provided, just large water containers for you to refill your own vessels.
Intermediary Race Points: CP 1, 3, 5, 7
Items available: • Sandwiches – sweet and savory • Bananas • CLIF Bars • Fruit cake and/or honey and oat slice • Snakes and lollies • Tailwind Nutrition powder. You can mix your own to your preferred strength
Race Kitchens: CP 2, 4 and 6.
Items available: • Sandwiches – sweet and savoury • Bananas • Fruit cake and/or honey and oat slice • Roasted potatoes • Savoy biscuits (salty) • Snakes and lollies • Tailwind Nutrition powder. You can mix your own to your preferred strength • CLIF Bars • Risotto (CP4 and 6 only) • Veggie and noodle soup (CP4 and 6 only) • Two minute noodles (CP4 and 6 only) • Hot water and cups so you can make your own tea and instant coffee (CP4 and 6 only)
Unmanned water points: CP 3A and 4A
There will be drums of water and / or a tap with drinking water at these locations. There will be no marshals here and support crews cannot provide any assistance at these locations. External Assistance Competitors may receive external assistance from support crew and/or team mates within the designated Check Point area at any of the locations (CP1 to CP7 but not including CP3A and CP4A). Support may NOT be provided anywhere else. Page 8
BEFORE Give your body what it needs to perform at itâ€™s best with bars included in your race kit
DURING Maintain energy levels with bars on course check points
AFTER WHEN MUSCLES ARE HUNGRY FOR NUTRIENTS
CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE CLIF RANGE HERE
THE COURSE Course Markings Trail running events are quite different to road running. We will not have marshals at every junction and it is up to the runner to KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AND FOLLOW THE COURSE MARKINGS to make your way along the course. Courses will be marked with: • RED and/or ORANGE ARROWS (pegged into the ground and fixed to trees or bushes) • FLUORO PINK or RED PLASTIC surveyor’s tape and reflective tags (tied to trees or bushes) • ‘wrong way’ is indicated by RED and WHITE barrier tape across a track / road at ground level. Do NOT cross red and white tape. • In the DARK: Sections of the course will also be marked with SILVER and / or RED reflective tape tied to trees, as well as (infrequent) reflective arrows. Course GPS file and FREE mapping app A GPS file of the full 100km Surf Coast Century course can be downloaded from the event website. We strongly encourage all runners (and support crews) to set up your telephone (or GPS watch) with the free mapping app ‘Maps.ME’ and import the course GPS file so you can easily refer to it if you are concerned about following the track or get lost. This is free and easy to set up and does not require phone reception. There are clear instructions for how to set up your phone with the maps here: https://tinyurl.com/y7bgfh2v
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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Great Ocean Road Real Estate Leg 1: 0km – 21km
(100km runners only) Distance: 21km Elevation gain / loss: 105m Terrain style: Along the beach and inter tidal zone with some technical terrain over reefs and rocks. It is basically flat from start to finish. You WILL get wet feet and there may be some pools you have to negotiate that can be waist/chest deep. Leg start point: Race Start (Anglesea Main Beach) Leg finish point: CP2 at Torquay Surf Beach Rotary Rotunda Check Points: An intermediary race kitchen at CP1 (10km) Cut off: all runners must have departed CP2 by 11:15am 100km Start Procedure: All 100km runners start on the beach facing west and commence with a 4km loop going up and past the Surf Life Saving Club and along Surf Coast Walk to Point Roadknight, then back along the beach past the start line and on towards CP1 and CP 2 in Torquay. Detour contingency: Depending on swell and beach conditions on race day runners may be detoured onto the cliff top tracks between “Steps/Boobs” stairs (~17km pt) and the north side of Rocky Pt (~20km pt). This detour may be activated during the event, so earlier runners may stay on the beach whilst later runners may take the detour, but both routes are the same length. Detours will be clearly marked and supervised by race officials.
Surf Coast Shire Leg 2: 21km – 49km (100km runners only)
Distance: 28km Elevation gain / loss: 520m / 520m Terrain style: A mixture of gravel footpaths and narrow single track through the bush. Whilst not exactly hilly, this section is best described as undulating. Leg start point: CP2 at Torquay Surf Beach Rotary Rotunda Leg finish point: CP4 at Anglesea Green Check Points: An intermediary race kitchen at CP3 (32km pt), and an unmanned water station CP3A (42km pt). Cut off: all runners must have departed CP4 by 4:15pm Note: runners must stop and wash the soles of your shoes at the 3 x PC Wash locations on Leg 2. This is a mandatory shoe hygiene procedure to assist in the control of ‘Die Back’ or Phytophthora. Please use the Parks Victoria provided wash station.
La Sportiva Leg 3:
49km – 77km (100km runners) / 0km – 28km (50km runners) Distance: 28km Elevation gain / loss: 760m / 720m Terrain style: A mixture of 2WD, 4WD and single tracks through more remote sections of the coastal bushland (with extensive wildflowers all around). This is the hilliest leg of the race and the crux of the course. Leg start point: CP4 at Anglesea Green Leg finish point: CP6 at Tallawalla Guide Camp, Boyd Ave, Moggs Creek Check Points: An unmanned water point CP4A (60km/10km pt) and intermediary race kitchen at CP5 (70km/20km pt) Cut off: all runners must have departed CP6 by 10:30pm Great Ocean Road (GOR) Bridge: all 100km runners must go under the GOR bridge at the 49.5km mark. 50km runners ONLY may go over the road *Note: Sunset is 6:18pm. Torches must be used once dark. 50km start procedure: all 50km runners start on the beach facing west, and run 500m down the beach towards the Surf Life Saving Club, and do a U-turn around the flag then come back past the Start Line and on to the gravel footpath on the NORTH side of the Anglesea River to continue on towards CP5 and beyond. 50km runners will go over the Great Ocean Road (not under the bridge) at the 2km pt.
CP6 @ 77km (27km)
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CP7 @ 86km (36km)
CP5 @ 70km (20km)
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50KM RACE: 0KM - 50km course map
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CLIF Bar Leg 4:
77km – 100km (100km runners) / 28km – 50km (50km runners) Distance: 23km Elevation gain / loss: 426m / 466m Terrain style: Another mixture of 2WD, 4WD tracks and single track that returns you to the beach for a stint along the sand to the finish. This has a hilly start but a flat finish. Leg start point: CP6 at Tallawalla Guide Camp, Moggs Creek Leg finish point: the FINISH LINE at the Anglesea Green, Great Ocean Road Check points: an intermediary race kitchen at CP7 (86km pt) Cut off: all runners must have departed CP7 by 12:30am Sunday Great Ocean Road (GOR) Bridge: all 100km and 50km runners must go under the GOR bridge at the 86km (36km) mark. *Note: Sunset is 6:18pm. Head torches must be worn once dark.
More detailed course information...
For more information on the actual course and each individual leg, please visit the event website’s Course Description page HERE
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SPECTATORS AND SPECTATORS CREWS Athlete Tracking
The RACE MAP App allows runners to track your position in real time so support crews and team members can watch your progress. Support crews can watch the race online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyvhzvw3 Instructions for runners: • Download the app ‘RACE MAP’ from your app store • Select the ‘Surf Coast Century’ event from the future events list • Enter your name and race number • ‘Start Live Tracking’ when you are racing – then your supports can track you during the race We will also send runners an e-mail prior to the event with instructions how to register on the app – you can either follow these links or the instructions above. NOTE: The RACE MAP App does drain your phone battery more than normal. Modern phones should last ~8hrs but keep an eye on it and consider carrying a separate power bank and/or activating tracking for selected periods only. Instructions for spectators: • Download the app ‘RACE MAP’ from your app store • Select the ‘Surf Coast Century’ event from the future events list and simply watch the dots! • The map can also be seen online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyvhzvw3
Live event updates
Social Media: Stay up to date during the event on our Social Media channels and #Surfcoastcentury : Facebook: @RapidAscentUltraRunningEvents
Live Event Splits & Results • Track runners on your mobile using Race Map here: https://tinyurl.com/yyvhzvw3 • Results link – Click here: https://tinyurl.com/y3jok3fh
DESIGNATED SUPPORT AND VIEWING AREAS:
There are numerous opportunities and locations for support crews and team mates to see your runners, principally at each checkpoint as described below, but also at many other additional points. NO DOGS are permitted at any checkpoint please.
Race Start 0-4km
Where: Start line on Anglesea Main Beach, beside the river mouth. Time: • 7:30am for 100km race start, then 20-40mins later when they return past at 4km point. • 11:50am for 50km race start
CP1 – 10km (100km runners)
Where: Point Addis car park What: Intermediary race kitchen, not a team change over point Expected times: • first runner: 8:05am • mid field runner: 8:45am • last runner: 9:30am Cut off: n/a Toilets: Yes, 200m from the car park Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town towards Geelong on the main road and then turn right after ~8km onto Point Addis Rd, just before the Bells Beach turn off and drive to the road end. Parking: Car park at the end of the Pt Addis Rd, or park on the road verge. Limited parking.
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STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING
Test your core and balance, falling in is half the fun.
Discover vibrant, colourful wildflowers in full bloom, in spring.
Canoe the river as you enjoy the sounds of nature.
Transverse the mountain bike tracks and parks, to get your adrenalin pumping.
RIDE A BOAT
SURF COAST WALK
Delight in the simple pleasure of river boat fun.
Torquay Visitor Centre 77 Beach Road, Torquay. Ph. 1300 614 219 Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm
Nature provides an extensive playground of sheltered beaches.
Coast through living landscapes.
CP2 – 21km (100km runners)
Where: Torquay Surf Beach Rotary Rotunda, at the southern end of Surf Beach Drive (NEW LOCATION FOR 2019) What: Leg end, team change point and race kitchen Expected times • first runner: 8:55am • mid field runner: 9:55am • last runner: 11:15am Cut off: all runners must have departed CP2 by 11:15am Toilets: Yes Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town towards Geelong on the main road and then turn right at the roundabout to Torquay. Follow this through Jan Juc and then turn right at the roundabout onto Bell St near the car wash, turn right again opposite the car wash and follow the road to the end – you’ll see the Rotary Rotunda behind the Torquay Surf Club. Parking: Car parking available along Surf Beach Drive, Bell St and around Pt Danger.
CP3 – 32km (100km runners)
Where: Ironbark Basin Picnic Area What: Intermediary race kitchen, not a team change over point Expected times: • first runner: 9:40am • mid field runner: 11:05am • last runner: 2:30pm Cut off: n/a Toilets: No Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town towards Geelong on the main road and then turn right after ~8km onto Point Addis Rd, just before the Bells Beach turn off. The picnic area is approx. 500m in on the left. From Torquay, drive towards Jan Juc on the Surf Coast Highway and keep going, turn left at the roundabout onto the Anglesea Road and then turn left onto Point Addis Road. The picnic area is approx. 500m in on the left. Parking: Small car park at the picnic area, or park on the Point Addis Rd verge. Please park well off the road
CP4 – 49km (100km and start of 50km) refer to map on page 3
Where: Anglesea Green (Event Expo area) What: Leg end, team change point and race kitchen Expected times: • first runner: 10:55am • mid field runner: 1:00pm • last runner: 4:15pm Cut off: All runners must have departed CP4 by 4:15pm Toilets: Yes Driving directions: On the Great Ocean Road in Anglesea, adjacent to the Bowls Club (same location as event expo/finish line. Parking: in the shopping area or surrounding streets near the caravan park.
CP5 – 70km (100km) 21km (50km)
Where: Distillery Creek Picnic Ground, Bambra Rd What: Intermediary race kitchen, not a team change over point Expected times: • first runner 100km / 50km: 12:30pm / 1:30pm • mid field runner 100km / 50km: 3:30pm/ 2:30pm • last runner 100km / 50km: 9:00pm / 4:00pm Cut off: n/a Toilets: Yes
CP5 Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town in the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet and Lorne. Drive past the ’top shops’ in Aireys Inlet and down the hill then turn right onto Bambra Road. Follow this 2.4km along the valley and then turn left onto Bambra Rd and 400m later turn left into the picnic area and CP. Parking: There is a small car park at the picnic area, or park in the picnic areas on the right hand side of Bambra Rd.
CP6 – 77km (100km) 28km (50km)
Where: Tallawalla Guide Camp, Boyd Ave. Moggs Creek (SLIGHTLY NEW LOCATION FOR 2019) What: Leg end, team change point and Race Kitchen Expected times: • first runner 100km / 50km: 1:00pm / 1:35pm • mid field runner 100km / 50km: 4:30pm / 3:30pm • last runner 100km / 50km: 10:30pm / 5:30pm Cut off: All runners must have departed CP6 by 10:30pm Toilets: Yes Access limitation: We ask that only one car per runner visits this CP due to limited parking. Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town on the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet and Lorne. Keep going through Aireys Inlet and continue 2.5km past the bridge over the Inlet and then turn right onto Old Coach Rd. Turn almost immediately left and follow Old Neuk Rd through the bushland houses and then turn left at the T intersection 600m later, signposted Moggs Creek Picnic Area. Follow this dirt road a further 500m to the Girl Guides camp which will be on your left. Parking: Access to this CP is limited to one car per runner. There is a small car park in the Guide camp or parking is available along Boyd Ave. Please park well off the road. Please park sensibly so you do not block access in or out for others.
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CP7 – 86km (100km) 37km (50km)
Where: Aireys Inlet Skate park, opposite the ‘bottom shops’ in Aireys Inlet What: Intermediary race kitchen, not a team change over point Expected times: • first runner 100km / 50km: 1:30pm / 2:45pm • mid field runner 100km / 50km: 5:40pm / 4:40pm • last runner 100km / 50km: 12:30am / 7:30pm Cut off: all runners must have departed CP7 by 12:30am Toilets: Yes Driving directions: From Anglesea, drive out of town on the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet and Lorne. Drive past the ’top shops’ in Aireys Inlet and down the hill. The CP is on the left hand side opposite the shops. If coming from CP6 then drive back out to the Great Ocean Road and turn left, cross back over the inlet bridge and the CP is on the right opposite the shops. Parking: Beside skate park with additional space further along Inlet Cres and in front of the ‘bottom shops’.
Race Finish – 100km and 50km
Where: Anglesea Green (Event Expo area) What: Race finish line Expected times • first runner 100km / 50km: 2:45pm team and 3:30pm individual / 3:50pm • mid field runner 100km / 50km: 7:15pm / 6:15pm • last runner 100km / 50km: ~3:30am / 10:30pm Toilets: Yes Note: Any runners seen to be receiving any external support outside of these Check Points will be given a 30minute penalty.
Additional Locations for spectating
There are numerous additional locations that spectators can see runners outside of these listed CPs. 100km course: • Bells Beach, 15km point and 27km point (they come past here twice) • Jan Juc beach and car park, 19km and 22km points (they come past here twice) • Coogoorah Park in Anglesea, 51km point 50km course and second half of the 100km course: • The end of Harvey Street on Mt Ingoldsby in Anglesea, 54km/5km point • Crossing Distillery Creek Rd behind Aireys Inlet, 60km/11km point • Moggs Creek foot bridge, 80km/31km point • Aireys Inlet lighthouse and along the cliff top walk, 87km/38km point • Urquhart Bluff Beach car park, 94km/44km point.
Turn off before the Moggs Creek bridge then keep left to get to CP6
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
LEG 3 - 4 TRANSITION
DISTILLERY CK ROAD CROSSING 60KM PT
Sunday 22nd September 4:00am Surf Coast Century course closes 7:00am - 8:00am Late registration for the Trail Running Series Race 4 @ Anglesea Green 8:30am - 9:30am Race starts for the Trail Running Series Race 4 @ Anglesea Main Beach 9:00am Race presentations for the Surf Coast Century @ Anglesea Green
Saturday 21st September 7:30am RACE START 100km Surf Coast Century @ Anglesea Main Beach 11:50am RACE START 50km Surf Coast Century @ Anglesea Main Beach 10:30 - 6:00pm Event expo open @ Anglesea Green with live music, food, massage and other entertainment 2:00pm - 4:00pm Registration open for the Trail Running Series Race 4 2:45pm Winning relay team expected to cross the line 3:45pm Winning 100km individual expected to cross the line Finishers in the Surf Coast Century will keep crossing the finish line all night
SPLIT POINT LIGHTHOUSE & CLIFF-TOP TRACK 87KM PT
URQUHART BLUFF 94KM PT
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MT INGLESBY 54KM PT
Point Roadknight Beach
(www.surfcoastwalk.com.au) Base map provided by the Surf Coast Shire
Surf Coast Walk
Major Checkpoints and team interchange
Recommended spectator locations
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LEG 2 - 3 TRANSITION
GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK
CHECKPOINT 4 & FINISH LINE
On the beach!
Race Finish - 100km Anglesea Lions Park First / last runner: 2:45pm team & 3:30pm individual / 4:00am (Sunday)
CP7 - 86km Aireys Inlet Skate Park What: Intermediary Race Kitchen, not a team change over point First / last runner: 1:30pm / 1:00am
CP6 - 77km at Tallawalla Guide Camps, Moggs Creek What: Leg end, team change over and Race Kitchen First / last runner: 1:00pm / 10:30pm
CP5 - 70km Distillery Creek Picnic Ground What: Intermediary Race Kitchen, not a team change over point First / last runner: 12:30pm / 9:00pm
CP4 - 49km at Anglesea Lions Park What: Leg end, team change over and Race Kitchen First / last runner: 10:55am / 4:30pm
CP3 - 32km Ironbark Basin picnic area What: Intermediary Race Kitchen, not a team change over point First / last runner: 9:40am / 3:00pm
CP2 - 21km at Torquay Surf Life Saving Club What: Leg end, team change over and Race Kitchen First / last runner: 8:55am / 11:30am
CP1 - 10km Point Addis car park What: Intermediary Race Kitchen, not a team change over point First / last runner: 8:05am / 8:45am
Race Start - 0km and 4km Where: Anglesea main beach.
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Friday 20th September 3:00pm - 8:00pm Competitor Registration @ Anglesea Lions Park 6:00pm Elite athlete Q&A @ Anglesea Lions Park 6:30pm Competitor briefing for all runners (solo and teams) @ Anglesea Green
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KIDS RUN The popular Kids Run is back again for 2019, giving our little champions a chance to be part of the fun of event weekend – held in conjunction with the Trail Running Series, and after Surf Coast Century official presentations. When: 11:30am, Sunday 22nd September Where: Start / Finish at Anglesea Green Who: Designed for kids 4-10 years old Distance: 2.5km on a well-marked course – untimed! How: • $7 entry, includes finishers ribbon, race plate and fruit at the finish • Enter online, or in person at the Registration marquee over event weekend.
TRAIL RUNNING SERIES – RACE 4 When: Sunday 22nd September Where: • Registration and Finish Line at Anglesea Green • Start Line on Anglesea Main Beach Distances: • Long Course: 23.2km • Medium Course: 15.4km • Short Course: 8.7km • Kids Run (2.5km) – see above How: Enter online, or in person at the registration marquee over event weekend. Course Maps and further info HERE. www.TrailRunningSeries.com.au
Concrete Shoe Award
The prestigious Concrete Shoe trophy will be presented to the runner who completes the 100km solo on Saturday AND the Trail Running Series 23km long course event on Sunday, in the fastest combined time! Previous winners: Jason Rawlings, Francesco Ciancio, Shona Stephenson, Brendan Davies, Andy Turner and Stuart Hughes (x2!!)
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EQUIPMENT Mandatory Gear List (for 100km and 50km competitors)
For ALL runners at all times - solo and relay team members: • Race number plate. To be worn on your front, attached to the outermost garment at all times. • First Aid Kit* (minimum contents 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves). • Space blanket* • Whistle* • Mobile phone • 1 x windproof jacket – Goretex or similar waterproof / breathable fabric strongly recommended. • Water container minimum 750ml capacity (may be a water bottle or bladder in a backpack) • A head torch when on the trail after sunset (6:23pm) • Long sleeve thermal top – Polypropylene, wool or similar thermal fabric – not cotton, lycra or any ‘compressions’ garments. To be confirmed in race week pending weather conditions. *These items are also for sale at Race Registration, or via Merchandise page
Recommended Gear List • • • • • • • • •
Long sleeve thermal top (polypropylene, wool or similar). Additional clothing to match the conditions expected on the day Beanie or balaclava, Thermal gloves and more thermal gear Spare running shoes and socks after Leg 1 (you WILL get wet feet!) Water proof bag or snaplock for your mobile phone Food and additional water / hydration Hat and sunglasses Vaseline, Body Glide or other body lubricant, Sports injury tape (like Elastoplast) A copy of the GPS course route on your phone (info sheet on how to do this is here).
CUT OFF TIMES Cut off times will be strictly enforced. You must DEPART these locations as follows: • • • •
Start of Leg 2 – depart CP2 at Torquay Surf Beach by 11:15am Saturday (Start time + 3h45m) Start of Leg 3 – depart CP4 at Anglesea 4:15pm Saturday (Start time + 8h45m) Start of Leg 4 – depart CP6 at Moggs Creek (Tallawalla Guide Camp) by 10:30pm Saturday (Start time + 15h) During Leg 4 – depart CP7 at the Aireys Inlet Skate Park by 12:30am Sunday (Start time + 17h)
Cut off procedures • For teams who do not make the published cut off time, the next team member will be allowed to continue at the published cut off time but will be an unranked competitor. • Individuals who miss a cut off must miss the next leg but they may re-continue from the following transition area as an unranked runner • If the last cut off is missed, then competitors must make their way via alternative means to the finish line.
EVENT WITHDRAWAL INCLUDING INJURY
CALL THE EVENT DIRECTORS: Sam Maffett 0400 001 786 or John Jacoby 0408 035 261. Please visit our website HERE for detailed process. Remember, the Race Directors phone number is on the BACK of your race bib for reference.
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RULES The following rules apply to the Surf Coast Century 2019 event weekend: • (all participants) must read and sign the Participant Indemnity • Juniors only – (under 18 on race day) must have their parent or guardian advise the organisers, Rapid Ascent, of their intention to enter, must comply with the Under 18 entry requirements as published on the event website and the parent or guardian must read and sign an authorisation and indemnity. • Competitors must follow the complete course as marked and directed. Taking shortcuts or using any unfair means of obtaining an advantage over other competitors will result in disqualification. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed. • Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing (at the front). • Races numbers are non-transferable. Times will not be recognised if racing under another entry/name. • Competitors may only receive external assistance on the course from their support crews and/or team mates within the designated area at Checkpoints 1-7. Competitors may also receive support from race organisers and officials at any additional water points and intermediary Race Kitchens. External support may not be provided anywhere else on the course and this includes the supply of water bottles or food by non competitors. • One competitor cannot provide assistance in forward progression through physical pushing / pulling / towing / pacing, or the give food or drinks to a competitor in another category except in emergency circumstances. • Australian Road Rules apply at all times on all roads, tracks and trails. • You must carry the Mandatory Gear as specified in the equipment list. A 30 minute penalty will apply for any (and every) item found missing during any random gear checks and you will not be allowed to continue until the item is replaced. You can expect random gear checks to be made during the race. • Relay teams can only change over at the designated checkpoint locations – after their team mate has arrived. • Relay teams must transfer their timing chip within the designated checkpoint area. • Competitors are responsible for the actions of their support crew and may be penalised for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew. • Support crews and team mates are not permitted to run with or pace runners. • Any competitor who withdraws from the race MUST notify an official. This is an essential requirement to avoid unnecessary searches being conducted and emergency services being engaged. • All runners are permitted to lodge protests against results or decisions enforced during the event. A judging panel of three Rapid Ascent staff members will adjudicate on all protests and other contentious matters, and their decision will be final. Protests must be lodged within 30 minutes of the competitor crossing the finish line. • Rapid Ascent has sole discretion to alter or amend the race rules in order to increase the safety of participants or for any other reason deemed appropriate. • If the race is canceled or called off after it has started, it is each competitor’s responsibility to get themselves to the start / finish area as soon as you have been notified of the cancellation. Terms and Conditions: by participating in this event you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as listed on the event website www.SurfCoastCentury.com.au
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EVENT MERCHANDISE FOR SALE! EVENT HOODIE $80
Neck Gaiter $25
Trucker cap $30 Headtorch $29 Headsock $15 Running Cap $25
Running Waist Belt $15
First Aid Kit $15
2018 event t-shirt $10
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80KM RELAY TEAMS
MARGARET RIVER REGION, WA
9 TH MAY 2020 An incredible trail running journey along the beautiful Cape to Cape coastline.
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WANT MORE ACTION? Then check out these other Rapid Ascent races taking place all around the country in 2019 - 2020.
The Trail Running Series
Five wilderness locations within 1 hour’s drive of Melbourne, Jun - Sept. www.TrailRunningSeries.com.au Trail running races for everyone... The Trail Running Series includes 5 different race venues all within one hour’s drive of Melbourne with short (~6km) / medium (~12km) / and long (~17km) course runs through spectacular wilderness. Make sure you are part of this revolutionary series in 2019.
Augusta Adventure Fest
Augusta, WA, 2 - 3 November, 2019. www.AugustaAdventureFest.com.au The biggest adventure race in the world is back again with 3 adventure events to challenge all comers – Long Course, Mini Adventure Race and Junior Survivor for kids. Each race includes its own spectacular course through the wild landscapes around Augusta in the South West, WA.
Otway Odyssey presented by Focus
Forrest, VIC. 22 - 23 February, 2020. www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au The Otway Odyssey is the most respected MTB marathon in Australia, comprising 100km, 50km 30km and 10km courses through the spectacular Otway Ranges on some of the best single tracks in Australia. The weekend also includes the Great Otway Gravel Grind for roadies and CX riders to hit up 97km or 49km course through the regions magnificent dirt roads.
Bike Buller Festival
Mt Buller, Victoria, 7 - 8 March, 2020 www.BikeBuller.com.au This exciting event brings all that’s great about mountain biking to the one spectacular location for a massive biking weekend. Including a range of gravity and cross country orientated events, a food, wine and music festival, kids race, bike expo and more and it’s no wonder this event is so popular.
Dunsborough WA. March - April, 2020. www.xadventure.com.au An off road triathlon event through the stunning scenery around Dunsborough in South West WA. With long course and short course options, plus a kids triathlon, this is the biggest off-road triathlon in Australia.
Margaret River Ultra Marathon
Margaret River WA. 9 May, 2020. www.MRultramarathon.com.au Providing a spectacular 80km journey for solo runners and relay teams (with up to 5 runners), the Margaret River Ultra Marathon provides runners with an incredible race in Western Australia’s Cape to Cape coastline.
Alice Springs, NT. 20 - 23 August, 2020 www.TheRedback.com.au An awe inspiring mountain bike stage race in and around the majestic MacDonnell Ranges of Alice Springs. With 6 racing stages over 4 days varying from a 45 second hill sprint to a 45km epic, this is MTB nirvana with plenty of flowing single track, incredible scenery and friendly camaraderie.
Run Larapinta Alice Springs, NT. 26 - 29 August, 2020
www.RunLarapinta.com.au A four day, four stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. Race either the Malbunka with 20km - 45km stages or the Namatjira with 10km - 30km stages for an incredible event experience. Good luck on race day and we hope to see you at another Rapid Ascent event soon.
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The Surf Coast Century is an awe inspiring ultra marathon held in the Great Ocean Road region on Victoria's Surf Coast. Open to 100km and 50...
Published on Sep 9, 2019
The Surf Coast Century is an awe inspiring ultra marathon held in the Great Ocean Road region on Victoria's Surf Coast. Open to 100km and 50...