Saturday 1st Sept 2018


5km,  12km,  25km,  42.2km  50km


ENTRIES SCHEDULED TO OPEN WED 20th at 7PM have been delay temporarily.

We apologies for the inconvenience but are excited to launch the revamped courses and start location for you shortly. Thanks for your patience. Information on the website Hell Run "now" Waterfalls Trail Run will continue to be updated including new course maps, please note some information currently shown will no longer be relevant and will be removed progressively.

Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.

The course is set in the majestic mountains at the back of the Seaside coastal town of Lorne along the great ocean road. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging yet amazing beautiful single trails. 

The  event will consist of  5km, 12km, a 25km, a 42.2km and a 52km races. 

Access to the start area couldn't be simpler, located just outside your cabin and or campsite door at the Cumberland River Holiday Park for those who choose to stay there. We encourage all to stay and be a part of the pre and post event atmosphere. If in the event of heavy rain and our river crossings cant be managed safely we will invoke our PLAN - B which will involve bussing participants to the Sheoaks picnic area. If the SHUTTLE BUS is required there is a $10 fee payable to the bus driver, this is not included in your race entry fee as we hope the weather does not see us requiring the buses and alternate start location included in your entry.

Saturday Event

Note that this event is held on Saturday.  This is different then most Trailsplus events, which are usually on a Sunday. This may give competitors the opportunity to race on Saturday, then stay overnight in the area and enjoy a family day on Sunday.

Pre Event Dinner

For those making a weekend away, we are planning a Friday night get together at a Lorne Venue to be confirmed. From 6pm to 9pm, enjoy a social evening with fellow trail runners..

Post Event Dinner

For those staying Saturday night we hope to have a post race get together either in the holiday park or another venue, please consider hanging out with your trail family.

At all Trailsplus events, $1 of each participant's race entry fee is donated to CanTeen, the Australian organisation for Young people Living with cancer.

In 2017, we had 52 runners and $15 in donations. Trailsplus has rounded it up and donated $100 to Canteen. Thank you to everyone for contributing!


RELAY OPTION - 25km legs

information below for future reference and possible inclusion

Do you enjoy being part of a team?
Do you enjoy the camaraderie?
Do you enjoy friendly banter and competition?
This option might be for you!
Introducing the new perpetual relay trophy…..
  • Each member runs 25km
  • One team member on course at any time
  • 7am - Runner 1 starts, completes 25km and passes the Baton ( so to speak )
  • Runner 2 continues, completes 25km and passes the baton 
  • Runner 3 heads out, finishes to the cheers of their team mates
Our estimation is Runner 1 will be on course from 7am until 9 - 9:30am.
Runner 2 finish 11am - 12pm.
Runner 3 finish 1:30 - 2pm.
Expected average team times approx. 6 1/2 to 7 hrs.
Marathoners and ultra runners will be oncourse up to 5pm.
Cumberland River holiday Park
2680 Great Ocean Rd,
Cumberland River VIC 3232
alternate location Wet Weather
Sheoaks Picnic Ground
Allanvale Rd
Lorne, Victoria

map-linkMap & Directions

The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to Sheoaks Picnic Ground. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish….or pass through to take on a second….or third loop! None competing members must purchase a bus ticket and can enjoy a stroll to the water falls while family member is running.