Our first entry for 2016 is                     He's Back! Last year Bib No.1 
Emma from Gundaroo and                  was Artie of Windeyer, a GV
she will be wearing Race                     regular, recently
averaging
Bib No. 1 in her first Great                   1hr 7min.  A 'personal best' in
Volcanic. Good luck, Emma!                2016 would be a great
                                                             achievement.



The Great Volcanic is a 'fun run' style event where you can run or walk to the top of Mount Canobolas, near Orange.  There is only one course of 11km, with a two wave start at 9:00am and 9:10am.  While the course is naturally mostly uphill only a couple of sections are steep.  From the
Start near Towac Pinnacle Picnic Grounds (off Pinnacle Rd) you first visit Mt Towac (that's a steep section but the views make it worth the effort) and then to Young Man Canobolas before the final
climb to Mt Canobolas (also steep).  The overall climb is 520m.

You first travel on fire trails with some wonderful views to enjoy, and then on bush tracks through
some beautiful forest areas.  We provide three drink stations (water only) along the course, and
a bus to take you back to the start area where you can buy food and drinks.

This is our eleventh year and the entry numbers are still climbing.  Last year we had nearly 600 starters, a huge increase in numbers, across all ages ranging from 8 to 80!  The top runners can do it
in under an hour but most contestants finish in the 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hrs range.

Great Volcanic is rightly called a 'Challenge' and requires a serious effort to complete.  Getting
to the Finish line rewards contestants with a real sense of satisfaction.

If you go to our web albums you can see hundreds of pics to get an idea of what we do.

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This event is open to everyone - runners and walkers, young and old, individuals, families, teams.But it is a challenge, so be sure you are fit enough to complete this course within 3 hours.

Great Volcanic appreciates the support of:


Great Volcanic event is managed by Rotary Club of Orange