Our Backyard – Apollo Bay


Participating in the  Great Ocean Road Marathon events will lead you through some of the most spectacular environs in our country. You will also experience  beautiful and remote coastal communities such as Wye River, Kennett River and Apollo Bay. The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundationis extremely proud and excited to be nominated as the Official Charity of the Great Ocean Road Marathon, and to be able to provide a direct benefit back to communities located along the race route.

With cuts to government spending and over 2.8 million visitors a year our small communities now have to generate additional funding to maintain and improve health services for locals and visitors alike. Services such as the doctors, ambulance, CFA, accident and emergency, surf clubs, ocean rescue, schools, and community health organisations all receive financial support from our foundation. In 2013, examples include purchase of a Defibrillator for CFA, Istat Blood Testing Machine for Apollo Bay & District Hospital, and start up equipment for Apollo Bay Little Athletics.

Volunteers from a variety of our local organisations will be providing services including drink stations and marshalling over the course of the event to help get you across the line safely. Why not also help us by setting up a fundraising page or make a donation to support us during our essential fundraising effort.

The Great Ocean Marathon festival includes a variety of distance events from 5k’s up to 45k’s, with entry into any of the official events qualifying you to sign up as a fundraisier.  All fundraisers will receive a free running T-shirt or singlet which will let everyone know you are giving something back to our local communities.


Great Ocean Road Marathon


See you in Our Backyard,



Darren Brimacombe


0418 317 424




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