About Us

Orange Runners Club was formed in 1978 and is the second oldest and one of the largest running clubs outside of the Sydney metropolitan area.

The Club welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to the following weekly scheduled events:

All ages, all abilities.  Together we achieve individual goals!

Day Start Time Location Distance
Wednesday (weekly) Between 4:00pm and 5:45pm Elephant Park 3km
Sunday (weekly) Between 8:30am and 9:00am Various locations in and around Orange Various (normally short, medium and long course)
Sunday trail run (monthly) 7:00am (6:50am briefing) Various locations in and around Orange Various (normally short and long course)

About us

Committee Members

President Mike Cooper
Vice President Daryl Roweth
Treasurer Judy Tarleton
Secretary Alicia Anlezark
Committee Member Michael Sharp
Committee Member Lyn O’Mara
Committee Member Vacant

Auxiliary Members

Timing Coordinator Michael Sharp
Assistant Timing Coordinator John Hannan
Publicity Officer Kinisha Roweth
Course Markers Mike Cooper
Health and Safety Coordinator John Moss
Social Media Coordinator Will Miller
Website Coordinator Paul Anderson
Member Recognition Coordinator Rhonda Jones
Trail Running Coordinator Vacant
Uniform Coordinators Kelly Jurd, Kelly Gleeson

Orange Running Festival

Director Mike Cooper
Assistant Coordinator Vacant
Treasurer Noel Annett
Secretary Vacant
Committee Member Leanne Corcoran
Committee Member Michael O’Mara
Committee Member Vacant

Safety Guidelines

The Orange Runners Club recommends that caution be taken by members when participating in Club events and activities. In particular, please be aware of and observe the following:

  • Should you have an injury or medical condition, seek advice and act on the recommendations of an appropriate medical professional before you participate.
  • Remember to ‘warm up’ before and ‘cool down’ after a Club event.
  • Always listen carefully to and comply with any race and safety briefings held before the commencement of any event.
  • Every member must wear a timing chip.
  • Ensure adequate quantities of water are consumed prior to, and after an event (the Club provides water at Sunday events).
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and apply sun screen.
  • Run/walk on the right hand side of a roads used by vehicles and on the left hand side of paths used by cyclists and/or pedestrians.
  • If wearing headphones please keep to the side of the road / path / track and listen at a volume level that allows you to respond to the sound of approaching runners, vehicles or other hazards.
  • Runners and walkers in groups are asked to always leave room for faster runners to pass in either direction without them having to leave the track / path and risk injury on uneven ground (no more than two people abreast for all events).
  • It is requested that members don’t bring their dogs to Elephant Park for Wednesday events. It is preferred that dogs are not brought to Sunday events, however if you bring a dog, please ensure that it is kept on a short lease and close by your side.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not permitted by participants. People pushing strollers (or with small children) are asked to start events at the rear of the group, keep to one side of the road / path / track and maintain their current course if approached by a runner or walker.
  • Make every effort to give way to members of the public.
  • If you hear or see a runner or walker approaching behind you, maintain your current course without stopping or stepping to one side. The person that is overtaking will then be able to pass you without a collision. Parents are encouraged to explain and make this known to their children.
  • Be aware of and warn others of potentially dangerous animals (e.g. Snakes, kangaroos, dogs).
  • When you finish an event, move well away from the finish line to avoid possible collisions with others finishing at speed (parents are asked to advise their children accordingly).
  • Club members are asked to look out for and alert others where safety could be improved by observing these Guidelines.
  • A first aid kit is available at all events for use if required – inform a member of the Committee if assistance is required immediately. If the first aid kit is used, the incident must be reported in the Incident Register which can be found in the first aid box.
  • Photographs may be taken at Sunday and Wednesday events with the approval of a member of the Committee.
  • A defibrillator will be available at each Wednesday and Sunday (9am) event.
  • Should you observe any incidents for which preventative measures could be taken - please discuss them with a member of the Committee immediately.


In addition to the above general safety guidelines, the following guidelines apply to the Orange Runners Club trail runs:

  • Complete the 'sign on' sheet for all trail runs before the event commences and 'sign off' once finished so that all participants can be accounted for.
  • All participants must be present for the Race Briefing (it is recommended that members arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time).
  • Each participant must be a member of Orange Runners Club.
  • Each participant must take on the event the following mandatory equipment:
    • Self Sufficient minimum of 500ml water.
    • Space Blanket.
    • Whistle (pea-less that will work in wet weather).
    • Bandage (snake/broad bandage 7.5cm wide by 2.3m long unstretched).
    • Mobile phone in working condition with fully charged battery.
    • ORC Chip Number.
  • Participants under 16 years of age must run with a parent/guardian (member of ORC).
  • The following equipment is suggested for adverse weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold or wet weather):
    • Thermal.
    • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
    • Beanie.
    • Gloves.
    • Additional water in hot weather.

Version 12 | Reviewed and Ratified by the 2020 – 2021 Committee | August 2020

Orange Runners Club Minutes

The Constitution of the Orange Runners Club provides the structure for how the Club operates.  The Objects of the Club under the Constitution are established to:

  • To endeavour to provide at least two (2) timed runs per week for members to participate.
  • To ensure a safe and supportive environment for members to achieve their fitness and health goals.
  • To be financially viable.
  • To recognise the achievements of members throughout the year and at the annual presentation.
  • To consider the public interest in our decision making.
  • Undertake and or do all such things or activities which are necessary, incidental or conducive to the advancement of these objects.

The Constitution was originally adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the Club held on the 22 April 2018.  The Constitution was revised at the Annual General Meeting held on the 14 May 2019 (Version 2.0).

Click here to download it.

Orange Runners Club Newsletter


Thank you for your interest in joining Orange Runners Club.  To participate in the weekly (Wednesday and/or Sunday runs) you must be a paid member.

Orange Runners Club runs are electronically timed (except for the trail runs), using a state of the art timing system. In order for your race times to be recorded you will need to purchase a timing chip ($10) and is attached to your ankle via a Velcro strap.  Your timing chip is your individual identifier.  The timing chip is reusable and therefore is a “one off” purchase. If you lose your timing chip, you will be required to purchase a replacement timing chip.

Family Membership conditions:

  • A maximum of 2 Individual adults
  • Junior members (0-18 years) includes blood, adopted, foster and kinship child of either of the adult members
  • A family membership does not include a cousin, niece, nephews, grandchild etc

Throughout the registration process you will be asked to enter your timing chip number, which is either located on the face of your chip (if in doubt ask the Timing Coordinator).


Membership Types & Subscription Fees

Membership Type Standard April 20- March 21  Oct 20- March 21  Jan 21- March 21
Individual-Junior NA $12.00 $10.00
Individual-Adult NA $23.00 $15.00
Family NA $50.00 $25.00
Uni Student NA $20.00 $15.00

Timing Chips are $10 each

Family membership conditions:

  •  A maximum of 2 Individual adults
  • Junior members (0-18 years) includes blood, adopted, foster and kinship child of either of the adult members
  • A family membership does not include a cousin, niece, nephews, grandchild etc

Throughout the registration process you will be asked to enter your member/chip number, which is either located on your chip (or refer to the results which provides your chip number).

Life Membership

An application may be made nominating a member of the Club for Life Membership.  Life membership is a significant recognition of a member’s service and contribution to the Orange Runners Club over an extended period of time.

ORC Life Membership Form (PDF)

Registration Waiver

The Orange Runners Club registration waiver includes:

  1. Acknowledgment of Risk
  2. Membership Agreement
  3. Safety Guidelines

In making this registration with Orange Runners Club I declare that I (individual) and/or We (Family) agree to abide by the Constitution, Code of Conduct and Safety Rules as adopted by the club and by-laws of the sport.

Acknowledgement of Risk

  1. I/We are aware of the inherent and extrinsic risks to my/our health, life and property in participating in ORC events and agree to do so at my/our own risk;
  2. I/We agree to follow the instructions as provided by ORC committee and volunteers in regards to my safety and the safety of others

Membership Agreement

  1. I/We agree to personal details such as name, age, gender and performance being shown in published results.
  2. I/We acknowledge that individual personal accident insurance is not included in my participation. In the event of injury, accident or illness, I/We consent to receiving initial first aid treatment and paying all costs associated with any ambulance transportation and ongoing medical treatment.
  3. I acknowledge that by becoming a member of the ORC I am automatically granting the ORC the right in perpetuity to make, use or show from time to time for marketing or public relations purposes any motion pictures, still pictures and/or live taped or film television or other reproduction of myself and/or my family members as listed on this application, created during ORC events or activities.
  4. I/We understand that my personal details will not be provided to any third party without my authorisation.
  5. I/We understand that ORC membership fees are not refundable.
  6. I/we acknowledge that the information given on this form or otherwise provided by me /us (or my parent/s or guardian/s) to the ORC is true and correct.

Safety Guidelines

Orange Runner Safety Guidelines

Orange Runners Club can be contacted in the following ways:

Facebook: Orange Runners Club Facebook page

PO Box 488, Orange NSW 2800

Phone: 0408419806

Email: orangerunnersclub@outlook.com

For email contact please use the below form.