Event Detail

Run Forrest Trail Run

Sunday 11th June 2017

7.30am to 4pm 

Barwon River Reserve | Forrest |Victoria


Entries are now open

To stay in touch with Run Forrest click ~  Run Forrest Facebook Page

100% Pure Trail Running in the Otways

The 5th annual Run Forrest – 10km & 21km & 5km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia

Once again the 2017 Run Forrest will  include the very popular 5km 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!!

Event Categories & Entry Fees

The following categories will be acknowledged as part of the Run Forrest Trail Run 2017

21km Junior (15-17)                   $65.00

21km Open (18–29)                   $85.00

21km Vets (30–39)                    $85.00

21km Master (40–49)               $85.00

21km Super Master (50 plus)   $85.00

10km Open (all ages)                 $65.00

5km Open (all ages)                   $45.00

Kids 5km (under 15)                  $35.00

Event Schedule

Sat 10 June Early Bird Registration                           2-4pm      Forrest Brewery

Sun 11 June Race Day Registration      7.30 – 9am     Race Village

Every Runner must present to Race Registration

No. Plate allocation

Sign indemnity form

9am                                       5km Trail Run & 5km Kids Run Competitor Brief

All Runners must attend

9.15am                                      5km Trail Run Begins

9.15am                                      5km Kids 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)

Aid Stations

There will be 3 aid stations along the route:

1. Lake Elizabeth carpark

2. 5km Marker

3. 17km Marker

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 16th June 2017 to claim your prize. Prizes will be forfeited after this date.

Otway Soup Festival

Run Forrest coincides with the 11th Otway Soup Festival which will also be held on Sunday 11th June from 10am at the Forrest Public Hall. 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

Cash out is not available in Forrest – the closest ATM is 35 minute away in Colac

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) https://www.forrestgeneralstore.com.au/