Orange Running Festival


The Carpenter, Collins & Craig Marathon starts and finishes within the Gosling Creek Reserve.

After completion of part of the internal Gosling Creek loop, exit out onto Forest Road and head in a southerly direction (keeping to the right hand side of the road).  Following completion of “loops” down Orchard Road, Forest Reefs Road and Spring Terrace Road, returning back to Gosling Creek Reserve along Forest Road.  Upon re-entering Gosling Creek Reserve complete the internal Gosling Creek loop to the finish line.

The course is on bitumen sealed roads and paths within Gosling Creek Reserve. Drink stations are located along the course with both water and sports drink.  Our marathon course has been World Athletics/AIMS certified and is eligible for earning ranking points, and for championships and events requiring qualification times.

To help you with your Marathon training, triathlete and coach Owain Matthews has prepared a 12-week training plan for Beginner or Intermediate runners.  The plans are written for a Half Marathon, but can easily be adapted by increasing longer run distances to roughly twice as long.

Registrations OpenFriday 1 September 2023
Registrations Close4:00PM Saturday 9 March 2024

Note: There will be no entries on the day.
Cost$120 full price entry (+processing fee)
Race DateSunday 10 March 2024
Suggested arrival time6:30AM
Race Brief6:50AM
Start Time7:00AM
Cut off TimeYes – you must reach the following points on the course by:
21km (intersection of Orchard Road and Forest Road) by 9:45AM
34km (intersection of Forest Road and Orchard Road) by 11:50AM
41km (rear entrance to Gosling Creek) by 12:30PM
Race Bib CollectionFriday 8 March 2024 – Elephant Park, Woodward Street, Orange
3:30PM to 6:30PM
Saturday 9 March 2024 – Gosling Creek Reserve
3:00PM to 6:00PM
Sunday 10 March 2024 – Gosling Creek Reserve
From 6:00AM
Age Restriction18 and over on race day
Prizes and TrophiesPrize Money
1st place Male & Female: $400
2nd place Male & Female: $250
3rd place Male & Female: $150
Prizes will also be awarded to 1st place for each age category.
Age Category Winners must collect their prize on the day of the event.
Every finisher receives a medal.
PramsNo prams
Road ClosuresCLICK HERE for details of all road closures