21km Full Glow

** ENTER BEFORE 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019 and HALF MARATHONERS will receive a FREE ‘Time to be a Trail Unicorn’ soft flask!**

EVENT DETAILS - 21km

RACE DATE: 23rd NOVEMBER 2019

DISTANCE: 21KM

START POINT: POINT ADDIS

END POINT: TORQUAY

ENTRY FEE: $90 (INCLUDES BUS TO START)

BUS DEPARTURE FIRST WAVE: 6:15PM

START TIME FIRST WAVE: 6:45PM START (BRIEF AT START LINE)

BUS DEPARTURE SECOND WAVE: 7:15PM

START TIME SECOND WAVE: 7:45PM START (BRIEF AT START LINE)

CUT-OFF TIME: 11PM (3.5 HOURS)

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SPECIAL EARLYBIRD ENTRY OFFER:

** ENTER BEFORE 2nd SEPTEMBER 2019 and HALF MARATHONERS will receive a FREE ‘Time to be a Trail Unicorn’ soft flask!**


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ROUTE DOWNLOADS

DOWNLOAD .GPX // DOWNLOAD .KML

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AID STATIONS 21km

There will be three aid stations / water points along the race route:

  • Jarosite Road 5.6km

  • Ocean Boulevard CP (south west end) 10.5km

  • Fisho’s Beach (opposite finishline on beach) 16.7km

  • Finish, Salty Dog Cafe, Fisherman’s Beach (21km)

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BIB COLLECTION

Bibs will need to be picked up at registration. Yes, you can pick up for a friend.

Registration will be:

  • 1pm-6pm, Saturday, 23rd November @ finish line, Salty Dog Cafe, Fisherman’s Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay

IMPORTANT NOTE if you pick up a bib for you or a friend, and you then do not show up for the start, you need to advise us by text ASAP, otherwise you will be placed on a missing person register post event! Text your name and bib number and advice re not starting to mobile 04303 76621.

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DOWNLOAD EVENT PROGRAM

We urge you to always download and read the event program so you have an understanding of the event logistics, where you need to be, when, how to get to the start, where to pick up your bib, and how much fun you are going to have.

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ENTER NOW and receive….(TO BE ANNOUNCED). Only if entered by midnight 13th September 2019

THE COURSE

The Half Marathon starts at the far end of the Point Addis car park.

Runners will start by running up the road for 300m before taking a right hand turn to take them into the bush onto the Koorie Nature Trail, which climbs to the top of the Addiscot Beach cliffs – you’ll still get a glimpse of awesome views in the fading light.

Then it’s a steady climb into the Ironbark forest (awesome night running here!) to a ridgeline that is pancacke flat for a while before dropping down to Southside headland and further to iconic Bells Beach. Briefly on the sand there is a short stair climb to the car park. Stay to the right, following the gravel pathway. This is your golden laneway all the way back to Torquay.

The course briefly heads inland through heath before coming back to the cliffs at Jan Juc. We divert you for a short descent and then climb back up, before rejoicing the official Surf Coast Walk, which leads you on past Jan Juc beaches, to Eagle Rock, onto the boardwalk at Spring Creek, past the Torquay SLSC and eventually, into the town.

You jump onto a sealed footpath at Point Danger which leads along the promenade – strut your stuff, the nightlife is watching. After reaching a large playground on the other side of town, its onto some sand for a way, where we lead you to a short but fun dune run, then doubling back for the run into the finishline (which you may have heard as you passed by the beach. Under the finish arch, it’s time to ‘get your glow on’.

The course follows the exact route of the Surf Coast Walk and or those who ran in the sister event, the Surf Coast Trail Marathon, it is the first half, run in the reverse direction.

It is worth familiarising yourself with the route prior to running it.

The course is non-technical and well sign-posted. While offering plenty of great trails for experienced trail runners, it is also perfect for road runners looking to get a little dirty with their running. Remember you will be starting in the twilight, but finishing in the dark.  This means IT IS MANDATORY that every competitor has a head torch on their person from the start.

The course will be marked with regular event signage (red signs, white arrows) and with reflective tape, and there will be marshals at major intersections.

This is, however, a trail run, meaning true to our tradition, there are NO distance markers – if you are a runner who likes to know their stats, we urge you to familiarise yourself with the course and the different distances between landmarks. Or wear a Suunto GPS watch or use a run app on your phone.

The race will finish in Torquay where there are plenty of restaurants and bars to relax and go have a well-deserved meal and drink.

The 13km event follows the second half of the half marathon course – same direction only starting from Bells Beach Car Park.

The 5km even starts and finishes at the event hub, at the Salty Dog (actual start down on the beach)

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR AFTERGLOW IS A CUP-FREE EVENT. 

BYO HYDRATION PACK, FUEL BELT, HANDHELD or SOFT FLASK!