36th 3 Bays Running Festival
Trail Race - Saturday 2nd November
Ultra Marathon - 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.
Need to Know...
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
2x Compression bandages
This will be a CUP FREE EVENT.
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 5am prior to boarding the bus.
Start & Cutoff Times
5:40am Bus Departs Portland
6:20am Race Briefing
6:30am Race Start
Bridgewater Cafe (17.5km) - 9:30am
Cape Nelson Lighthouse (37km) - 12:40pm
Quarry Road (50km) - 2:50pm
FINISH (60km) - 4:30pm
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