Open: Sunday 1 September 2019, 9.00 am

Close: Midday, Saturday 7 March 2020 (Midday, Friday 6 March 2020 for kids 2km)

Early Bird: 1 September 2019 to 8 February 2020


PRICES Early Bird Standard
Marathon $90 $100
Half Marathon $70 $80
10k $30 $40
5km (over 13) $15 $20
5km (under 13) $10 $15
5km schools challenge
2km kids $5 $5

Booking Fee

A 3% Register Now booking fee will be added to all payments for this event.


There will be no registrations on the day, please ensure you register within dates listed above.


Registration will be taken online through Register Now .


Please ensure you have read and understand the Festivals waiver, click here for a full version.


Marathon : entrants must be a minimum of 18 years of age on race day.

Half Marathon: entrants must be a minimum of 16 years of age on race day. Entrants under the age of 18 on race day will required parent / guardian approval to enter.


On the day


Each race has their own dedicated starting time, allow sufficient time to get to the starting line in time for race briefing (15 min prior start time).

2km : Saturday 7 March – 4.00 pm

Marathon : Sun 8 March – 6.30 am

Half Marathon : Sun 8 March– 6.45 am

10km : Sun 8 March – 9.30 am

5km : Sun 8 March– 10.30 am


Address: Gosling Creek Reserve, Bloomfield Road via Huntly Road Orange NSW 2800 Refer to CBD Maps page for detailed directions


Available on Gosling Creek Picnic grounds, near the start / finish line.

Refer to Parking Maps page for detailed directions




Race bibs/packs are available for collection at the Gosling Creek Reserve, Bloomfield Road via Huntly Road Orange NSW 2800 on Saturday 7 March 2020 from 12.00 pm till 6.00 pm and Sunday 8 March 2020 from 6.00 am.

Timing chips are attached to the race bibs. Your bib must be securely attached and visible at all times. The preferred place for your bib is located just below your chest on the front as this allows easy reading of the chip and for spotter and it looks better in photos. Each race has a different coloured bib.


All entrants who complete their events will be eligible for a finishers medal.

A results link will be listed on the website and FaceBook page once available the results will link to a finishers certificate.


First Aid officials will be on hand at the Start / Finish area to treat all minor problems. They have contact with all drink stations and course officials via mobile phone. In the event of an emergency a call to 000 will be made. First aid kits will also be available at drink stations. Please include any health conditions on your entry form that may need attention during the festival.


There will be water stations placed around the course. All drinks will be served in cups. Sports drinks will be offered at all water stations. All stations will have mobile contact to Festival organisers in case of emergencies. Water and fruit will be available at the finish. Other beverages may be purchased at the finisher race precinct.


5km – 75m south of the Buttle Road intersection (from southern side of the intersection)

10km – 265m south of the Bennett Lane intersection (from the southern side of the intersection)

Half Marathon/Marathon (Forest Road) – 693m west of the Aerodrome Road intersection (from western side of the intersection)

Marathon (Spring Hill) – 60 metes south of the Chapman Street intersection (from the southern side of the intersection)


After the race


All your clothing is your own responsibility. An area will be made available to leave your clothing whilst you are participating in your event. Please make sure all your items are labelled. All care will be taken, but no responsibility for lost or damaged goods.


At the Festival site race precinct there will be a variety of foods and beverages. Fruit and water will be provided for recovery to all participants after their race.


All of our (2km, 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon) courses have been designed by the Orange Running Festival Committee on behalf of the Orange Runners Club Incorporated. These courses will be used for the Orange Running Festival. All course designs remain the property of the Orange Runners Club Inc.



Schools and Business Challenges

This is run on the 5km course, winners are based on a the combined total for the top 4 finishers.

Business Challenge is only open to ‘local’ businesses that are located within 100km of Orange.

You can join the business challenge when you register

Click on create a team for a new team or join a team for an existing team.


Public sector challenge

Any employees participating in this challenge will have their completed run combined with all other employees from the same organisation for a total kilometres run by each agency. The winning team will be the organisation that runs the furthest.

This challenge is limited to employees from the following organisations

  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Health
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Industry)
  • Orange City Council
  • Charles Sturt University

To join the Public Sector Challenge

  1. Enter as an individual
  2. Choose your event
  3. Under additional Questions choose the organisation that you work for


Please remember that this Festival is organised and patrolled by volunteers, so your patience is appreciated. If you wish to assist with this event please contact the festival coordinator via email


Age category certificates will be awarded for each race.

Prize money : first male and female per race

Race 1st 2nd 3rd
Marathon $1000 $500 $250
Half Marathon $750 $400 $200
10k $500 $250 $100
5km $250 $150 $50
2k N/A N/A N/A



Q: Can I push my baby in a pram while I participate ?
A: Prams are only permitted in the 2km Junior Dash and 5km event and MUST start at the back of the field.

Q: Can I run with my dog?
A: Sorry, you will have to leave your dog at home for the day. No animals of any kind are allowed.

Q: Can I run with music?
A: Please don’t. We want you to be able to hear the crowd, entertainment and fully soak up the atmosphere of what is Orange Running Festival. Plus we need you to be able to hear important public announcements on race day, leave the DJ’ing to us.

Q: Can I ride my bike, or have someone ride along while I run?
A: Cycling, roller blading, skating, rope skipping and nordic pole walking are not permitted in any race.

Q: Can I walk the entire 10km event?
A: Walkers are discouraged from entering the 10km run as it’s a race event. Participants intending to walk should enter the 5km where both running and walking are permitted.

Q: Can I walk the 5km event?
A: Yes, please start at the back of the field as both running and walking is permitted in this event.

Q: Can I walk in the half marathon & marathon events?
A: Yes you can walk during the run, but walking the entire half marathon or marathon is not permitted, participants should also be aware of the cut off time for the marathon (all roads are to be reopened by 1pm)

Q: Is there a cut off time?
A: Yes, All participants must be pass the Half way point Spring Hill (21k) – 2 hr 45 mins (i.e. 9:15am), Spring Terrace School on the way back (34k) – 4 hrs 50 mins (11:20am) Gosling Creek Reserve (41k) – 5 hours 50 mins (12:20pm).

Q: Where can I find toilets on the day?
A: A number of toilets are available at the start / finish line. Toilets are also located on the course at Gosling Creek, Spring Terrace School and Spring Hill School.

Q: What happens if there is an extreme natural weather event (fire/flood)?
A: Please continually check our website & Facebook page for updates. Generally our running events will only be cancelled if all possible track / course options are exhausted.