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Kilcunda Half Marathon, George Bass 17 km Coastal and 2/8 km

Sun 3rd Feb 2019
3531-3533 Bass Hwy, Kilcunda VIC 3995, Australia

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Tired of road running? Try trail running with this awesome running series. With distances between 2k and 21k, each course features gorgeous sandy beaches and grassy slopes. Come for trails, the finisher's medal and epic tan.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Nicole M
"First time completing this run, it was probably the hottest run Ive done but..."


Stuart T
"Organization of event was very good. I enjoyed completing the course but felt..."
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From the organizer

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Enjoy running along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches and striding up gentle hills located between the cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean and rolling green fields with cattle grazing contentedly.

This is definitely a run for the beginner trail runner, the roadrunner that is jaded and wants to get out there for the great scenery and great running and just wants to be re-invigorated by the great outdoors, as well as the experienced trail runner just wanting a great run.

Starting in the reserve adjacent to the caravan park, this delightful run takes in some picturesque coastline and deserted beaches on an out and back course. After the run, there is the opportunity for a quiet drink and lunch over at the Kilcunda Pub or General Store and then an opportunity to explore the rail trail or Wonthaggi Coal Mine.

Participants are asked to be considerate of and give way to walkers and other track users. Water and first aid will be available at the start /finish at Kilcunda and at Punchbowl Road. Runners are responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation.

There will be a pre-race briefing taking place just prior to the start. Weather conditions could be hot and sunny. All runners should be prepared with water, sun hat and sunscreen.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:00am Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    AUD $45–AUD $75
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  2. 17k

    Run 17km
    7:00am Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    AUD $45–AUD $75
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  3. 8k

    Run 8km
    8:00am Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    AUD $25–AUD $35
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  4. 2k

    Run 2km
    8:00am Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    AUD $25–AUD $30
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Raceday Logistics

On The Day

Start/Finish: Foreshore car park adjacent to the caravan park.

Registration: From 6:00 A.M. at the foreshore car park adjacent to the caravan park. Look for the Running Wild flags. At registration you will receive your race bib.

Start time: 7 A.M. for 17/21 km

8 A.M. for 2/8 km

Parking: Three main parking areas are available:

  1. At the foreshore public car park adjacent to the caravan park (public toilets are located here)
  2. On the nature reserve opposite the Ocean View Hotel
  3. In the side streets

Please do not park directly in front of the Hotel and General Store on race morning.

Pre race check in: Runners must check in and receive their race numbers at least 10 minutes before the start of the run and assemble at the start area 5 minutes before the start, for a pre race briefing.

Presentations: Around 9 A.M. at the registration tent, this is an approximate time based on around 75% of the finishers being in.

Kit List

Kit List

All runners should be prepared to carry with them the following safety equipment:

  • a 500 ml water bottle or cup/container for collecting water at drink stations (NB no cups are provided)
  • 10 cm wide elasticised bandage (rolled ankle/snake bite)

Highly recommended

  • sunscreen, sun hat
  • mobile phone

Snakes: are present in the area and are often seen on the track or on the side of the track. In most conditions they will move away from you. Please treat them with caution, wait for them to move away or go around them, alert other runners if you see a snake. Treat all snakes as poisonous.


Are there Drink Stations?

There will be drink stations and nibbles at the start/finish line and at Punchbowl Rd.

How will I know the way?

This is a marked course on an out and back track.

Is there First Aid?

Will be located at the start/finish and Punchbowl Rd.

What is the terrain like?

This is a flat to undulating course on a well groomed grassy trail including beach running, rail trail, and single track.

What should I do with my Rubbish?

Rubbish bags will be located at the start/finish and Punchbowl Rd. Please do not discard wrappers/gels on the track.

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Reviews (2)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 8k in 2019

    First time completing this run, it was probably the hottest run Ive done but given the crazy west were experiencing it was to be expected. I had never walked the trail before from Kilcunda only walked part from Punchbowl Rd so wasnt sure what to expect. Hillier than expected though. But signing up was easy and received enough, not too much correspondence. Nice to receive the health advice the previous day.
  • Did the 8k in 2019

    Organization of event was very good. I enjoyed completing the course but felt some sections were challenging under foot e.g exposed tree roots/erosion on path. I chose wrong footwear. Certainly some challenging hills.

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