• 2017 AFTERGLOW TRAIL RUN – 12KM
  • SOUTHSIDE – TORQUAY
  • 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

KEY RACE INFORMATION – 12KM

    • RACE DATE
      25TH NOVEMBER 2017
    • DISTANCE
      12KM
    • START POINT
      SOUTHSIDE, SURF COAST
    • END POINT
      BOMBORAS KIOSK, FISHERMANS BEACH, TORQUAY
    • ENTRY FEE
      $45
    • BUS DEPARTS
      8PM (ONE BUS DEPARTURE ONLY)
    • START TIME
      8.30PM
    • CUT-OFF TIME
      NONE
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12KM OVERVIEW

The 12km 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 Bomboras Kiosk, 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 Bomboras / Torquay Angling Club).
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    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, Bomboras Kiosk, Fisherman’s Beach (12km)

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    RACE NUMBER

    • Race numbers will need to be picked up at registration. Registration will be:

      Saturday, 26th November, finish line, Bomboras Kiosk, Fisherman’s Beach, The Esplanade, Torquay 12pm-4pm, Torquay

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NOTE: this is indicative only and is specifically for the Surf Coast Walk as a tourist walking attraction. The Afterglow course proper deviates slightly from the route, especially at the end (we drop you on to Fisherman’s Beach proper, before U-turning you back on to the Surf Coast Walk).