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The first 300 entries will receive a free drink bottle thanks to Orange Credit Union.
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.
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 massed start at 9am. As you
might expect, the course is mostly uphill but 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 worth it for the views) and then
to Young Man Canobolas before the final climb to Mt Canobolas (also steep). The overall climb is 520m. Below is the view from Mt Towac.
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 ninth year and the entry numbers are growing. Last year we had 388 starters 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.
* Part of the course runs through the Mount Canobolas Conservation Area.
Orange City Council NPWS Forestry NSW Orange Camera Club
Great Volcanic event is managed by Goldseekers Orienteering Club