The Mitchells Way trail run course starts and finishes near the start of Mitchells Way near the intersection of Cargo Road, where there is carparking available on the side of the road. The track consists of a mix of single trails and gravel roads, with steep inclines and declines. There are no toilet facilities. Caution: Watch your footing as your make your way around the course. The course is very difficult and is recommended for experienced runners.
The Mitchells Way run heads south from the start (about 100m off the Cargo Road, on Mitchells Way) up the gravel road that leads towards Mt Canobolas. The runners follow this road for the first 1.6kms before turning left into a single trail that winds its way up through the forest. This single trail crossed several gravel roads before the course turns right onto one of these to meet back up with Mitchells Way heading towards the peak. At the intersection of Mt Canobolas Rd, you will turn around and start heading back down. Not far from the top you will head left onto a small stretch of single trail that winds down the hill and pops out back onto the main road and you continue to follow this down. The downhill provides some reprieve and you need to be careful not to gather too much pace. After a few km’s heading down, you then head left again onto a single trail to continue to wind down the hill. You pop back out onto the road with approx. 1.6kms straight down the road to the finish.
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:
In addition to the above general safety guidelines, the following guidelines apply to the Orange Runners Club trail runs:
Version 12 | Reviewed and Ratified by the 2020 – 2021 Committee | August 2020
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