Event Detail

Run Forrest Trail Run

Sunday 11th June 2017

7am to 5pm 

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

7 – 9am                                Race Registration Opens

Every Runner must present to Race Registration

No. Plate allocation

Sign indemnity form

8.45am                                5km Trail Run & 5km Kids Run Competitor Brief

All Runners must attend

9am                                      5km Trail Run Begins (TBC)

9am                                      5km Kids Trail Run Begins (TBC)

9.30am                                 21km & 10km Run Forrest Competitor Brief

All Runners must attend

10.00am                               21km Trail Run Begins (TBC)

10.30am                                10km Trail Run Begins (TBC)

12.30pm                                Race Presentation

Aid Stations

There will be 3 aid stations along the route:

1. Lake Elizabeth carpark

2. TBA

3. TBA

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/