Run Forrest Trail Run

Sunday 13th June 2021

7.30am to 2pm 

Barwon River Reserve | Forrest |Victoria

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100% Pure Trail Running in the Otways

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

If you entered for the Run Forrest 2020 event (for either Sunday 6th June 2020 or Sunday 1st November 2020) your entry will automatically transfer to Sunday 13th June 2021

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

Event Schedule

Sat 12th June                  Early Bird Registration                           2 – 4pm            Forrest Brewery

Sun 13th June               Race Day Registration                            7.30 – 9am        Race Village

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

9.15am                         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:

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 18th June 2021 to claim your prize. Prizes will be forfeited after this date.  Shipping fee’s at your expense.

Otway Soup Festival

Run Forrest coincides with the 14th Otway Soup Festival which will also be held on Sunday 13th June from 10am at the Forrest Football Oval. The festival features homemade soups, conserves, pickles, relishes, homebrew beers and wines and a wide range of free family entertainment including an farm animal nursery, giant veggie competition, a jumping castle and local crafts and fresh market stalls.

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.