Our Backyard – Apollo Bay



The Great Ocean Road Marathon will be held on May 17 – 18, 2014.
The Great Ocean Road Marathon is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean.

Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

The Great Ocean Road is an icon in Australia and is renowned throughout the world for its beauty and panoramic views of the southern ocean. It has a colorful history surrounding its construction and ultimate destinations along the coastline.

Anyone travelling along this road by car would not be able to experience the absolute serenity and at times the wilderness experience that you as a runner can. As you run along this course, with no traffic at all, you can almost hear the waves calling your name. The only sound you will hear is the soft thud of footsteps from your fellow competitors.

If you are driving down to Apollo Bay via the Great Ocean Road, you can see kangaroos usually, lounging on the Golf Course at Anglesea. Worth a brief stopover on route. Koalas are usually ‘snoozing’ during the day high up in certain gum trees along the Great Ocean Road.

Photo: So folks, who's taking the challenge this weekend? Here is a cover photo for you all to show your friends just how awesome you are!

Please note the following road closures and parking information:

  • Parking will be restricted only in the effected areas from midnight on May 16 to enable the event to be set up, also to minimise impact on the event course whilest the event is in progress.
  • No vehicles will be permitted to be parked in Cawood Street, between The Great Ocean Road and McLachlan Street, Apollo Bay as a Victoria Police co-ordinated detour shuttle will operate to and from Skenes Creek using Cawood Street as the queuing/staging areas.
  • For information on the road closures please visit http://www.greatoceanroadmarathon.com.au/Portals/0/Road%20Closures%20Document.pdf



See you in Our Backyard,

Darren Brimacombe

0418 317 424


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