Event Information

  • Online entries accepted up to 4:00PM Saturday 30th March 2019
  • Entries on Saturday 30-Mar, 1:00PM to 4:00PM, see 'Race Packs:'
  • Enter as an Individual or a Team (incl. Family), but not both
  • Individual entries are either Junior (under 18 yrs) or Senior (18 and over)
  • Entry fees for the main race include shuttle bus return to Registration area at
    Towac Pinnacle Picnic Ground.  The buses operate until 12 noon

  • Team members are automatically entered into their individual gender/age category
    are eligible for placings within their category and the event outright (Open)
  • A team consists of 4 to 6 members (Family teams up to 7 members)
  • Team times will be based on the three fastest times
  • Mixed teams (TMX) must have one female in the three fastest times
  • Team types:
    Family (TF) - Up to 2 adults and 5 children
    Junior (TJ) - all members under 18 years
    Senior - TMO: all male,  TFO: all female, TMX: mixed male/female

 Race Packs:
  • Race packs will not be posted to participants.
  • The packs, including Race No. bibs and any shirts ordered, will be available at the Registration Area from 7:30 am on race day.
  • This year an additional race pack pick-up will be available at
    Orange Visitors Centre on the day before - Sat 30-Mar-19. 1:00PM to 4:00PM.
  • Where possible please take advantage of the Saturday pick up to reduce the rush on race day morning

 The Start:
  • There will be two Start times: 9:00AM and 9:10AM, for the main race and 9.45AM for the Family Trail Run.
  • With electronic timing mats at the Start and Finish, there is no handicap in starting with the second wave at 9:10AM. 
  • Your wave assignment will be indicated on the label attached to your race pack.
  • With growing numbers in the event, safety becomes more important. The objective of having a two-wave Start is to allow top runners to complete their descent of Mt Towac before slower contestants commence their ascent.
  • Please respect your wave assignment to assist with this goal.

  • There is no public transport to the Registration/Start area
  • Portaloo toilets will be available near the Registration area.  There are public toilets
    at the summit of Mount Canobolas
  • A 'Clothing Return' is available, a box will be placed near the Start and taken to the Finish area at the summit during the run
  • All finishers will receive a commemorative medal, and a certificate citing their name, time and category placing will be available online.
  • Please note that dogs will not be permitted on the course or any associated area, e.g. Registration, Start and Finish areas.
  • What to wear?  That depends on your ability.  Trainers that fit firmly on the feet are important to deal with gravel roads and bush tracks. Consider sunscreen, hats, and water.
  • Pinnacle Physiotherapy will be offering massage services before and after the event. Look for their marquee near the Registration point.
  • Food and Drink:
    Coffee van at Registration Area from 8am
    Cold drinks, tea, coffee, BBQ sausage and steak sandwiches on sale at Registration Area after the event
    Water stations (3) along main course one at the turn point of the mini challenge
    Water and watermelon available at each Finish

  • At the Registration/Start areas parking will be over three or four areas.  Please assist by following directions from the Parking Marshals to achieve maximum efficiency with the space available.
  • Spectators wishing to park at the summit must also follow directions from Parking Marshals as space is extremely limited.

 Getting There:

  • The start is just 12km from the centre of Orange NSW. There are signs at all turns.
  • Approaching Orange from Bathurst, Cowra or Dubbo, follow the Great Volcanic Mountain
    Challenge signs from the large roundabout, corner of Summer Street (Mitchell Hwy)
    and Woodward Road, Orange.

  • Head south on Woodward Rd for 1km, turn right into Racecourse Road, cross a railway
    bridge and continue south. The road becomes Pinnacle Road and winds its way to Towac
    Pinnacle Picnic Ground assembly area. (Coordinates: -33.3465, 149.0295)
  • Please take your time on this road, it is narrow with some tight turns.
  • Allow 30 minutes for travel from Orange, parking and walking to Registration Area.

 Course maps:
  • There are topographical maps of both courses available for download to access click here
  • This is NOT a training map but could be useful for those wishing to get familiar with the course.