Gosling Creek

Gosling Creek

Gosling Creek is located just off Bargwanna Road, south of Orange.  There is a large carpark available on both sides of Bargwanna Road as you turn off Bloomfield Road.  Depending upon the distance, the course traverses around the perimeter of Gosling Creek and then out and back along Bargwanna Road.  The course consists of bitumen & gravel surfaces and is relatively flat to gently undulating.  There are toilets available at this location within Gosling Creek Reserve.  Caution: Bargwanna Road may receive low levels of traffic flow on Sunday mornings.

Course Map (2.3km & 4.6km)

One lap is 2.3km – two laps is 4.6km.
Starting at the carpark area head north towards Bloomfield Road. Turn left onto the path within Gosling Creek Reserve and then proceed on the outside bitumen path around the entire Gosling Creek Reserve (in an anti-clockwise direction, going along the edge of Gosling Creek and past the playground equipment).

Course Map (9.6km)

Starting at the carpark area head north towards Bloomfield Road. Turn left onto the path within Gosling Creek Reserve and then proceed on the outside bitumen path around the entire Gosling Creek Reserve (in an anti-clockwise direction, going along the edge of Gosling Creek and past the playground equipment). When you come back onto Bargwanna Road turn left and head south towards the creek on the gravel road. Continue along Bargwanna Road until you reach the turn point at the intersection of Buttle Road. Then proceed back to the finish along the same path (along Bargwanna Road and through Gosling Creek Reserve).

From the intersection of Summer Street and Peisley Street, head south on Peisley Street 1.8km
Continue onto Forest Road 3.3km
Turn left onto Bloomfield Road 600m
Turn right onto Bargwanna Road (and park in car park) 50m

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

2.3k Male
Rikky Bangert 8:28 25/11/2018
Todd Lang 8:35 18/09/2005
Rikky Bangert 8:48 29/07/2018
4.6k Male
Mitch Williamson 16:42 3/05/2009
Rodney Draper 17:12 28/12/2008
Steve Hardy 17:23 27/12/2009
8k Male
Brad Simmons 33:12 29/07/2018
Tristan Harrison 33:43 29/07/2018
Brad Simmons 35:51 23/12/2018
9.6k Male
Rodney Draper 31:50 6/04/2008
Rodney Draper 33:25 23/04/2006
Nathan Sutherland 33:42 12/08/2007
11.5k Male
David Hunter 47:00 29/07/2018
Iain McLean 47:29 29/07/2018
Iain McLean 48:52 05/07/2020
2.3k Female
Elizabeth Simpson 9:31 25/11/2018
Amber Rich 9:37  29/07/2018
Amber Rich 9:40 25/11/2018
4.6k Female
Amber Rich 19:04 6/06/2004
Amber Rich 19:26 24/04/2005
Amber Rich 19:35 9/11/2008
8k Female
Leanne Corcoran 37:28 06/10/2019
Leanne Corcoran 38:39 23/12/2018
Kim Jarvis 50:46 06/10/2019
9.6k Female
Dominique Ferguson 39:53 3/05/2009
Amber Rich 40:01 8/04/2007
Amber Rich 40:15 9/09/2007
11.5k Female
Leanne Corcoran 53:38 25/11/2018
Carissa Hickey 57:54 23/12/2018
Alicia Ross 58:31 29/07/2018