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3 Bays Running Festival
Spinifex Trail Ultra - Saturday 4th November

Spinifex Trail Ultra - 60km

In 2018, the Portland Runners Club introduced the 60km Ultra as part of the 3 Bays Running Festival. The race begins at Bridgewater Lakes (we'll bus you to the start line from town) and follows the Great South West Walk back to Portland via the Blowholes, Bridgewater Bay, Cape Nelson and Point Danger.  It will finish on the foreshore of Portland Bay as part of the Annual Portland Upwelling Festival.  There is spectacular with ocean views for the majority of the run, its almost all single track with a few small beach sections to spice things up.  This is epic trail running, it will challenge you but the scenary is as good as it gets.  Sign up and experience this beautiful part of Victoria and one of the best kept secrets in the trail running community. 



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Need to Know...


Mandatory Kit

Mandatory kit is for your safety, everyone is required to carry mandatory kit for the entire race.  Spot checks will be conducted and time penalties applied for missing kit. You will not be permitted to proceed until missing kit is obtained.

  • Waterproof & hooded, seam sealed jacket

  • Mobile phone (Telstra preferred)

  • Capacity to carry 1lt of water

  • Emergency space blanket

  • Whistle

  • 2x Compression bandages


This will be a CUP FREE EVENT.


Race Numbers

Race numbers will be available for pickup on Friday afternoon from 5pm at a location in Portland CBD to be determined. Late bib collection will be available at the Lakes startline prior to event starting.


Start & Cutoff Times

5:40am Bus Departs Portland

6:20am Race Briefing

6:30am Race Start

Cutoff times

  • Bridgewater Cafe (17.5km) - 9:30am 

  • Cape Nelson Lighthouse (37km) - 12:40pm 

  • Quarry Road (50km) - 2:50pm

  • FINISH (60km) - 4:30pm


Aid Stations

Blowholes (9km) - Water only

Bridgewater Cafe (17.5km) - Water & nutrition

Bishops Rock (21km) - Water only

Murrells Beach (30km) - Water only

Cape Nelson (37km) - Water & nutrition 

Yellow Rock (45km) - Water only

Quarry Road (50km) - Water & nutrition

Blacknose Point (54km) - Water only

FINISH (60km)

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