StartsNovember 12, 2023 @ 7:00 am
EndsNovember 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

In partnership with Patagonia, the Great Forest Trail Marathon is a trail running event that welcomes runners to an impact driven challenge and to collectively raise $100,000 to help establish the Great Forest National Park and protect the biodiversity and cultural significance of the Yarra Ranges and Central Highlands of Victoria.

Take the Challenge

This November is your chance to join runners in a marathon to save the forests and create a park. This is also your chance to get your business involved to sponsor a company team on a 22km or 44km trail. You don’t have to run, many will be walking or jogging. The journey will take your breath away as you traverse the trail beneath the tallest flowering trees on earth. On the 12th of November 2023, trail runners will take on the Great Forest Trail Marathon 2023, a 44km and 22km trail running event that was started in 2022 and traverses through the Yarra Ranges and Central Highlands of Victoria.

The event aims to raise $100,000 to assist the campaign to establish this part of the world as the Great Forest National Park.

These are the mountain forests and rivers of the Gunaikurnai, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Peoples, and the Great Forest Trail Marathon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we run and that permission was never sought nor given, to log these forests


Help support our work in expressing the conservation needs and compelling opportunities that we could address through the establishment of the Great Forest National Park for Victoria.

How to Donate


The Great Forest National Park is a large complex proposal, covering environmental impacts and the conservation of wildlife, economic benefits to the area and more. Visit our FAQ for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions
The traditional custodians of this country include the Bunurong (Boon Wurrung), Gunaikurnai, Taungurung (Daung warring) and Wurundjeri indigenous Australians. We acknowledge this land belongs to the sovereign people of the First Nations. This land was stolen from them and their sovereignty was never ceded. This park conservation plan is subject to ongoing discussions and approvals with relevant clans and corporations and fully supports and recognises all their cultural rights, control and access.


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Businesses can become brand partners for the project by supporting the Great Forest National Park initiative and pushing the proposed park to their audience.
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