Run Forrest Trail Run

New Date

Sunday 7 November 2021

Barwon River Reserve | Forrest |Victoria

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Run Forrest is going ahead on Sunday 7 November 2021

COVID REQUIREMENTS – FULLY VACCINATED EVENTAll event visitors and competitors must show their double vaccination passport at the gate prior to entry.

We are so excited to announce that run Forrest Trail Run will go ahead on Sunday 7 November 2021. We will continue to follow the Victorian Government’s guidelines – all competitors over 16yrs will need to be fully vaccinated in order to compete. QR code check-in will be required on arrival.


The 8th annual Run Forrest – 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2021 Run Forrest will  include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world class trails and breathtaking natural beauty – undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

COVID & Your Registration

Run Forrest Trail Run

New Date

Sunday 7 November 2021.

If you have entered  the Run Forrest Trail Run as follows:

  • Sunday 7 June 2020
  • Sunday 1 November 2020
  • Sunday 13 June 2021
  • Sunday 18 July 2021

ALL ENTRANTS have automatically transferred to the new date of  Sunday 7 November 2021

Event Schedule

Sat 6 Nov                  Early Bird Registration                           2 – 4pm            Forrest Brewery – 26 Grant St, Forrest

Sun 7 Nov                 Race Day Registration                            7.30 – 9am        Race Village – Barwon Water Reserve, Hennigan Cres, Forrest

Every Runner must present to Race Registration

No. Plate allocation & pre ordered T-shirt collection

8.45am                              6km Trail Run & 6km Kids Run Competitor Brief

All Runners must attend

9.00am                         6km Kids Run Begins

9.00am                         6km  Trail Run Begins

9.45am                        21km & 10km Run Forrest Competitor Brief

All Runners must attend

10.00am                     21km Trail Run Begins

10.30am                     10km Trail Run Begins

12.30pm                     Race Presentation (TBC – Subject to results being cleared by Commissair)

Water Stations

There will be 3 water stations along the route:

We will not supply cups for water stations – bring your own hydration packs

1.  5.5km –  Marker (Race Village)

2.  8km –   Lake Elizabeth carpark (21km runners pass twice)

3. 16km –  Marker

*Note -Water Stations not available for 6km Runners or Kids Race (must carry own water)

Road Crossings

3 ROAD CROSSING in 21km Race will be manned until 12.30pm.  After this time RUNNERS MUST STOP AT ROAD CROSSING and give way to ALL TRAFFIC

Race Number Plate/Bib

Runners will receive a number plate/bib at the registration tent on the day of the race. Number plates will not be posted to competitors prior to the race.


NOTE: If you are not able to collect your prize at the event presentations, you are required to email Southern Exposure before Friday 12th November 2021 to claim your prize. Prizes will be forfeited after this date.  Shipping fee’s at your expense.


On Street Parking is available through out the township of Forrest. Please please do not park across driveway, obey parking signs and note the grass areas are very very wet.

No parking available in race village.

Food Stalls

We will have a coffee stall and 1 x food truck in the village.  Please bring supplies



Where is Forrest?

Forrest is located approximately 1 hour from the regional City of Geelong, 2 hours drive from Melbourne and a short distance to the Great Ocean Road townships of Torquay (55 minutes), Lorne (50 minutes) and Apollo Bay (40 minutes).

It’s an easy and very picturesque drive to Forrest and there’s plenty to see and do on the way. Take your time, enjoy the drive and soak up the scenery.

For driving distances and directions to Forrest, click here

Forrest Facilities

Fuel is not available in Forrest – the closest petrol station is 35 minute away in Colac or 45km in Apollo Bay

Cash out is not available in Forrest – the closest ATM is 35 minute away in Colac (Bring CASH)

Forrest General Store has some basic/specialty provisions – Do the bulk of your camp shopping before you come as limits stock is avail (tinned food, pasta etc no fresh food)

On The Day Entries

On the day entries will be available if race is not sold out.

If you are entering on the day bring CASH as limited phone reception is available and EFTPOS may not work.

Event Categories & Entry Fees (TBC)

The following categories will be acknowledged as part of the Run Forrest Trail Run 2021

21km 15-17 $60 $65 $70 $80
21km 18-29 $80 $85 $90 $100
21km 30-39 $80 $85 $90 $100
21km 40-49 $80 $85 $90 $100
21km 50-59 $80 $85 $90 $100
21km 60 PLUS $80 $85 $90 $100
10km 15-17 $45 $50 $55 $65
10km 18-29 $65 $70 $75 $85
10km 30-39 $65 $70 $75 $85
10km 40-49 $65 $70 $75 $85
10km 50-59 $65 $70 $75 $85
10km 60 PLUS $65 $70 $75 $85
6km 15-17 $35 $40 $45 $55
6km 18 plus $45 $50 $55 $65
Kids 6km 6-14 $20 $25 $30 $40