Trail Running Victoria - Trailsplus

2019 was SOLD OUT dont miss 2020

waiting for 2020 to open

POST EVENT - 2019 Wonderfalls has received glowing reviews from our participants. For us at trailsplus our greatest reward is happy runners. Our goal is to create inclusive, challenging events in awesome locations. That don't only see you come visit on race weekend, but return to experience the area with friends and family anytime.

2020 will see some exciting improvements and we will send a survey soon to get your suggestions, thanks to all that came, enjoyed and conquered the adventure, that is Wonderfalls Trail Run.



Saturday 29th August 2020

Please note that permits require approval before entries will open, until entries are open we recommend only making bookings if they can be changed re accomodation as event dates are subject to change.

5km+,  13km,  25km,  42.2km  52km

When running in pristine locations like Wonderfalls trails in Lorne Victoria we are often at the mercy of the weather, this can vary our courses slightly at times and may mean something a little longer than planned is in store for you.
Distances will always be at least the amount advertised, the extra is free 😉

Our 2019 WONDERFALLS EVENT EVEN BETTER. For all the hard work that goes into making a run like Wonderfalls possible our greatest reward is our runners feedback, we thank you all for supporting the event and your feedback of this amazing adventure. Here is what some of our 2019 participants have said about the event.

  • This seriously blew my mind! Best race and volleys ever! Thank you so much Brett and everyone at Trails+ Of course the trails and views were out of this world but it's the people that will have me coming back every year!!!!

Shannon C.

  • It was a bloomin incredible experience. Thank you for showing us such a stunning part of your country. We came across as a girls trip and stayed a few days and saw some beautiful stuff. Ate beautiful food. Run beautiful trails.
Great, well run and welcoming event. Thank you very much.

Jodi K.

  • Another awesome event run by you guys. Probably the best one.  Can’t wait for next year.

Jason H.

  • Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the awesome Wonderfalls event! It exceeded all my expectations! Truly magnificent!!

Teena W.

  • It was the most well thought out, fun-loving, crazy run I’ve done. Especially the crew at the aid stations - huge well done, you guys thought of everything! Thank you for a memorable day

Trisha B

  • Thank you very much! It was simultaneously one of the hardest and most beautiful courses I’ve ever run on.

Shaun L.

THE 2018 INAUGURAL WONDERFALLS TRAIL RUN received the highest of praise from participants and volunteers. Here are a few of the comments we have received....

  • This was my first trail running event and i loved it! I will definitely be back and may even challenge myself for a longer run next year. A+ event and friendly volunteers. - Jess W.
  • This was my first trail run and I loved it. Thanks so much! - Hilda M.
  • This was the best trail event i have ever done. Really enjoyed the atmosphere! - Trianta.
  • The race was absolutely beautiful and I loved that the majority was single track. I also really enjoyed staying in the campsite and making a weekend of it! - Holly D. (UK)
  • One of the best trail runs i've done. Loved it. - John S.
  • The event was well organised and the course was amazing. - Robyn K.
  • Most fun I've had running. - Marcus K.

ENTRIES  Opening soon

We are extremely excited to be bringing trail runners an adventure to remember.  Wonderfalls is not just a trail run, it is an experience and an adventure.  To best capture the event in its fulness we host it from the Cumberland River Holiday Park in Lorne. Accomodation on the start line.  Hot showers or cold rivers, which ever takes your fancy are just part of the amenities on hand. The course is set in the mountains at the back of Lorne and previously known as the "HellRun" our new "WONDERFALLS Trail Run" will rock your socks off, quite possibly literally. Between 75 - 100% single trails, up to 6 waterfall visits, fast flowing tracks and gorgeous single trails every trail runners dream, and at times the mud just might remove your socks and shoes. Shallow river crossings are also a feature, so good balance or wet feet await you.

The start location is the  CUMBERLAND RIVER HOLIDAY PARK located about 6km past Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. A fantastic amphitheatre is the setting for the start finish area. Various accommodation options available right on the start line, check out the details below.

Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Similar 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. Distances vary due to course conditions and restrictions based around runner safety, the start of all distances includes 3 river crossings in 2km, depths vary from ankle to knee, if deeper start line may move to Sheoak Picnic Area and use Course Set-B, just as awesome though.

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 an alternate start location.

In the event parking capacity is exceeded at the Cumberland River Holiday Park, participants will be advised that they must catch a shuttle bus from the Lorne Township from one of three locations. A fee of $10 is payable to the bus driver. The shuttle bus will cycle up to the start of the last event and resume a return shuttle service at approximately 1pm.

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 Lorne Pub, cnr Bay St. or at another venue to be confirmed From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, enjoy a social evening with fellow trail runners..

We are working on a suitable location based on the number of interested people wanting to attend a dinner function. We will be asking you to indicate if you intend to join us for dinner and how many in your party as part of your entry, However we will not be taking any payments for dinner, this will be required on the night at the door.

Post Event Dinner

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

As per Friday, We are working on a suitable location based on the number of interested people wanting to attend a dinner function. We will be asking you to indicate if you intend to join us for dinner and how many in your party as part of your entry, However we will not be taking any payments for dinner, this will be required on the night at the door.

Please note the above race brief is updated each year in the final week of the event, all information as listed in previous years brief is generally correct but always check the website for specific times of events that may change. The late update is to ensure and last minute weather or significant changes to be confirmed.
Cumberland River holiday Park
2680 Great Ocean Rd,
Cumberland River VIC 3232
alternate location Wet Weather
Sheoaks Picnic Ground
Allanvale Rd
Lorne, Victoria

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The start and finish are located Cumberland River holiday park. This provides a great start/finish area and convenient accomodation at affordable pricing. Many amenities are onsite for your convenience. 

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 2018, we had 171 runners and $70 in personal donations, with an additional $400 donated by the Cumberland River Holiday Park. Trailsplus has donated $641 to Canteen. Thank you to everyone for contributing!

On June 30th 2019 we surpassed donations of $50,000:00 to CanTeen

Massive thanks to our runners, volunteers and supporters


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