AKD Softwoods Otway Trail Run


Discover the beauty of the Otways on the Old Beechy Rail Trail with a 16Km Trail Run or a 7Km Run/Walk, between Barongarook and Gellibrand.

This event is a fund raising initiative of the Rotary Club of Colac with monies raised going to local community projects.

Awards will be allocated to winners in the Male, Female and Child (under 16) categories, in both the 16 Km and 7 Km Runs. All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.


Race Date : Sun March 19th 2017


Race start times

16km Run 9:00 AM
3x5km Relay Start 9:00 AM
7km Run/Walk 10:00AM


What does your fee do?

Your entry fee will contribute to Rotary local community projects. The Rotary Club of Colac will determine the highest need in our community, primarily for at risk youth, families, education, and health. You too, can make a difference in somebody’s life.



The Old Beechy Rail Trail is beautiful and challenging, with undulating terrain, exhilarating descents and just one steep ascent on part of the 16km trail we have chosen for this event.

The 16Km Run will take you from Barongarook, down hill through delightful cool bush to Birnam Station and the first drink station on the run, at the 6.3Km mark.

Conquer the hill, then traverse through undulating bush and pastoral landscape to Kawarren which is the 8 Km stage and another drink station.

Kawarren is also the start line for the 7 Km Walk/Run.

Both runs will end at Rex Norman park in the delightful Otways village of Gellibrand.

Numbers are limited so get your entry in early!

Enjoy the unlimited benefits of participating in a healthy outdoor pursuit and raising money for local charities.