Run the Gap is a fun run held every year at Halls Gap in the scenic Grampians National Park and provides the opportunity to run while enjoying the natural outdoors.
This run-and-walk event incorporates different categories, including the 6-kilometre run and walk, the 12-kilometre run and the 21-kilometre half marathon.
Run the Gap 2024 Dates, Prices & Course Map, Halls Gap Victoria
The 6km run and 6km walk will follow the walking path from Halls Gap Village parklands to Tandara Road, crossing Fyans Creek and picking up the walking track to Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre before returning along the walking/bike path to Halls Gap Village.
The 12km run will continue from behind Brambuk and follow varied terrain to Tymna Drive, up to Lake Bellfield (for a lap of the wall) and return via the walking/bike path to Halls Gap Village. The 12K and 6K courses will be marked with cones and kilometre markers. Please listen to instructions given by course marshals at the start line of each event. For your own safety, ensure you eat and drink adequately before the event.
The 21km course introduces competitive trail running, combining meandering fire trails, steep and technical single-track climbs/descents, and stunning scenery. Road runners and trail runners, both experienced and new, will find the variety and diversity of the course a rewarding and worthy challenge.
Carrying your own food, gel, compression bandage and device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is strongly recommended (vest, belt or handheld bottles). Fuel / Aid stations may be up to 10km apart.
Halls Gap is 3 hours from Melbourne and 5.5 hours from Adelaide. The village is just 20 minutes from Stawell (home of the Stawell Gift and off the Western Highway) where you can access a daily local bus service to Halls Gap if you are travelling here via public transport. Halls Gap is also within 45 minutes of Horsham and Ararat – bus and train travel destinations from Melbourne and Adelaide.
Run the Gap is not centred on fitness alone; proceeds from the event go towards improving walking trails and cycling tracks within Halls Gap.