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 Open||Friday 1 September 2023|
|Registrations Close||4:00PM Saturday 9 March 2024
Note: There will be no entries on the day.
|Cost||$100 early bird until December 31 (+processing fee)
$120 full price entry (+processing fee)
|Race Date||Sunday 10 March 2024|
|Suggested arrival time||6:30AM|
|Cut off Time||Yes – 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 Collection||Friday 8 March 2024 – Elephant Park, Woodward Street, Orange
3:30PM to 6:30PM
Saturday 9 March 2024 – Gosling Creek Reserve
1:00PM to 6:00PM
Sunday 10 March 2024 – Gosling Creek Reserve
|Age Restriction||18 and over on race day|
1st place Male & Female: $400
2nd place Male & Female: $250
3rd place Male & Female: $150
Every finisher receives a medal
Prizes will also be awarded to 1st place for each age category.
|Road Closures||CLICK HERE for details of all road closures|