- 2018 AFTERGLOW TRAIL RUN – 13KM
- SOUTHSIDE – TORQUAY
- 24TH NOVEMBER 2018
KEY RACE INFORMATION – 13KM
RACE DATE24TH NOVEMBER 2018
START POINTSOUTHSIDE, SURF COAST
END POINTSALTY DOG CAFE, FISHERMANS BEACH, TORQUAY
ENTRY FEE$50 (INCLUDING BUS)
BUS DEPARTS8PM (ONE BUS DEPARTURE ONLY)
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The 13km course begins at the bottom end of the Southside Car Park, accessed via Bones Rd / Jarosite Rd, on the Surf Coast. The course follows from approximately half way the route of the half marathon Afterglow course along the Surf Coast Walk all the way to the finish at the Salty Dog Cafe, located at the Torquay Angling Club, Fishermans Beach, Torquay. It’s worth familiarising yourself with the route prior to running it.
The course is non technical and well signposted. While offering plenty of wild times for experienced trail runners, the course is also perfect for road runners looking to try the trail phenomenon due to the ‘easy’ nature of the trails (and the fact you’re never too far from a latte). Runners will begin in the car park, heading north east via a well graded gravel trail. Stay on this – do not take any side trails as you enjoy the clifftop views along the way.
Please note that all runners now need to catch the supplied bus (part of entry fee) from Torquay to the start of this run. Please do not self drive.
From Southside it is a short run down onto the sands of Bells Beach. After briefly trotting over the hallowed sands, it’s up some stair to the Bells Beach Car Park. Follow it north, staying on the footpath. From Bells, 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 o the beach. Under the finish arch, it’s time to ‘get your glow on’.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR AFTERGLOW IS A CUP-FREE EVENT. BYO HYDRATION PACK, FUEL BELT, HANDHELD or SOFT FLASK!
NOTE: this is indicative only and is specifically for the Surf Coast Walk as a tourist walking attraction. The Afterglow Twilight-Night Trail Run courses proper deviate slightly from this route, especially at the end (we drop you onto Fisherman’s Beach, before looping you back around and onto the Surf Coast Walk once again to finish at Salty Dog Cafe).
AID STATIONS & WATER POINTS
There will be two aid stations / water points along the race route:
Ocean Boulevard CP (south west end) 2km
Fisho’s Beach (opposite finishline on beach) 8km
Finish, Salty Dog Cafe, Fisherman’s Beach (13km)
Race numbers will need to be picked up at registration. Registration will be:
Saturday, 24th November, finish line, Salty Dog Cafe, Fisherman’s Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay 12pm-4pm, Torquay
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