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Saturday 10 June 2-4pm Forrest Brewery

Sunday 11 June 7.30-9am Run Forrest Villlage

What does my entry fee include?

You entry fee includes the opportunity to experience Run Forrest- one of the only  event of its kind in Victoria. Your entry also includes an official race time recorded by the event Commissarie using an accurate electronic timing system. All competitors will also receive an event memento to recognise their achievement.

How soon should I enter?

This years event will be capped and previous entrants will be offered first option via our newsletter which will be sent out on  31st January to remind all that entries open at noon on  1 February 2017.  You must enter via the online registration site.  No entries will be taken on the day.

What do I need to do once I have entered online?

Once you have entered on line via the ‘enter online’ page you will receive an email confirming your entry. You do not need to do anything further until the day of the event. On the day of the event you are required to register yourself, complete the event indemnity form and collect your race number from the EVENT REGISTRATION marquee located at the Race Village between 7.00am – 9.30am.

Event registration for all categroies will be held between 7.30am – 9.30am on Sunday 11th June 2017.

Will I receive my race number before the event?

No!!! Race numbers will not be sent to you prior to the race. You will be provided with your race number when you register on the day of the event at the EVENT REGISTRATION marquee located at the Race Village. Registration opens at 7.00am.

When do entries close?

You can register online anytime up until midnight on Friday 9th June. Entries will not be accepted on the day of the event.

Can I enter on the day?

No, entries will not be permitted on the day of the event.

What will I receive when I register?

You will receive your race number, indemnity forms to be completed, race t-shirt (if ordered online) any other additional information regarding the event.

What time does registration close on the day of the event?

Registrations for all categories will be held on the day of the event from 7.00am – 9.30am. You are required to register yourself at the EVENT REGISTRATION marquee located at the Race Village. If you have not registered for the event you will not be able to compete.

What time does the event start?

The event will start at 10am sharp for the 21km competitor and 10.30 am for the 10 km competitors.  9.00am kids race begins.  5km race time TBA



Where can I park during the event?

Parking is not available at the Race Village or in any locations around the event course. Access to the Race Village is strictly via pedestrian access only. There are several areas surrounding the event that provide suitable on street parking options.

Please do not park across our Forrest neighbours driveways.  They are very welcoming but do get angry if they can’t get out!!!!

Follow the signs to the village via Hennigan Crescent.



Where is the Race Village?

The Race Village is located on the banks of the Barwon River, just outside the township of Forrest (approx 10min walk to the Forrest Brewery & Soup Festival. The Race Village is only a short walk from the township of Forrest. Use Hennigan Crescent to access the Race Village.

The Race Village will be strictly closed to all public vehicles. Public vehicles will not be permitted access to the Race Village.

Where does the course go?

Both courses utilise the existing network of tracks and trails surrounding Forrest, the West Barwon Reservoir and Lake Elizabeth.

Click here to view the 21km course map.

Click here to view the 10km course map.

Will the course be distance marked?

Yes, distance markers will be placed around the course.

Will the course be marshalled?

Marshall’s and Traffic Controllers  will be positioned at various locations around the course.

Do I need to carry my own water?

We encourage you to carry your own water to ensure you remain hydrated around the course. Drink stations will be positioned at the 4km and 17km and in Lake Elizabeth Carpark the 21km course and at the 6km mark of the 10km course. A drink/fruit station will also be located at the Race Village near the start/finish line.



Food & Beverages

A small number of food and beverage vendors will be selling food and drinks at the Race Village. You can also bring a packed lunch/picnic to enjoy during the event.  You are not permitted to bring your own alcohol.  Forrest will host the Forrest Soup Fest on the same day as the Run Forrest Trail Run and includes great Otway fare, plus the Cafe’s & stores will also have delicious menu’s.

Is there fuel in Forrest?

There is no petrol station in Forrest the closest fuel is in Colac (30km) or Apollo Bay (45km).

Will there be toilet facilities on site?

Portable public toilets will be available on site at the Race Village.

Will there be a presentation?

Yes. There will be an official presentation on the day of the event. Stay tuned for more information regarding this.

Will there be medical assistance available?

St John’s Ambulance Service will be in attendance at the event and will be stationed at the Race Village to assist competitors and spectators.

Event marshals will also be situated around the course to assist with any medical issues.

It is recommended that you seek medical advice to ensure that you are fit to participate in this event. This advice should be obtained regularly and with the specific demands of the Run Forrest event in mind. Please take appropriate steps to ensure you are hydrated prior to and during the event.



Is the event time recorded?

All competitors who complete the full course (both the 21km and 10km event) will receive an official timing. Those who do not complete the course will be classified as DID NOT FINISH, with no times recorded.  Official event results will be posted on www.runforest.com.au after the event.

Is there a time limit?

The event course will officially close at 3pm. Those who have not completed the course by this time will be classified as DID NOT FINISH, with no times recorded.



If I am unable to participate on the day, can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, refunds are not available under any circumstances.

If I am unable to participate on the day, can I transfer my entry?

Unfortunately, transfers of entry are not permitted under any circumstance. If a competitor is found to be using another person’s number/timing piece, results will not be recorded.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

Southern Exposure (Event Manager) reserves the right to alter the course or cancel the event without notice should conditions on the day of the event potentially threaten the safety of event competitors, spectators and staff.



Will I receive an official event t-shirt?

There will be an official event t-shirt available for sale on line when you enter ($35) or at the Race Village ($40) on the day of the event. Prices are TBC.



Although there is no official accommodation arrangement associated with the Run Forrest event, we encourage you to make the most of your time in Forrest. Stay a night or two (or more!) and enjoy the long weekend in this beautiful part of the world.

For more information on where to stay while in Forest and the things to see and do, visit the following websites or contact the one of the region’s local Visitor Information Centre’s.






Click here for contact information for the Visitor Information Centre’s located within the region.


The Forrest Soup Fest

Run Forrest coincides with the Otway Soup Festival which will also be held on Sunday 11th June from 10am at the Forrest Town Hall. The festival features beautiful Otway fare including homemade soups, conserves, pickles, cheese, relish, homebrew beers and wines and a wide range of free family entertainment including a jumping castle and market stalls.


Still have questions?

If you have any further queries regarding the Run Forrest event, please don’t hesitate to contact Southern Exposure (Event Manager).

Southern Exposure

Ph: 0425 784 643

Email: info@southernexposure.com.au