Our Backyard - Anglesea
Our Backyard – Anglesea

Surfcoast Century this weekend

The Surf Coast Century 100km and 50km ultra trail marathon is ON this weekend, 5-6 December, as runners get their first taste of racing post-COVID. The 9th edition of the Surf Coast Century which Great Ocean Road Real Estate are proud sponsors, will start and finish in Anglesea, with restricted field limits just shy of capacity. Runners will tackle the challenging and scenic 100km or 50km courses either as a solo runner or in a relay team of between two and four runners.   The event has become one of the only ultra-marathon event opportunities in Australia for 2020, which is now accessible to more than just Victorians.

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After receiving guidance and reassurance from State Government last week for the events’ COVID-Event Plan, local-event organisers Rapid Ascent were able to march forward with a positive event format.

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Whilst the event may be conducted in a slightly different format to previous years in order to fulfill COVID-Safe restrictions, keeping runners and the broader community safe remains a high priority. The water-tight event format was communicated directly to competitors and supporters, with finalised changes now including the State Governments approval. Some of these positive changes allow for a bigger event atmosphere than originally planned. These include 100km and 50km solo runners can now have 1 support person attend, wave starts of 50 runners every 2 minutes, runners can now celebrate at the finish line with some supporters, ensuring they adhere to the general COVID-Safe guidelines with a limited field across all races remains (currently 400 solo runners and 70 relay teams). Good luck to all participants.   Check out video here

For and on behalf of the Anglesea Team.

Have a great weekend.

Ben Jackson
Branch Manager
0437 380 706

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