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Carcoar Cup Running Festival

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The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is a grand event in the Australian running calendar, this event is perfect for both runners and family. With a course coined both the toughest and most beautiful in Aus, and events for all ages and abilities, this is the ultimate weekend of running.
C-19 Plan
Carcoar Cup Running Festival has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 7th Nov 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Carcoar Cup Running Festival

  1. Carcoar Cup Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    AUD $58
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  2. Carcoar Cup Team Marathon

    Run 42.2km
    AUD $160
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  3. Carcoar Cup 10 K Special

    Run 10km
    AUD $42
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  4. Carcoar Cup Marathon

    Run 42.3mi
    AUD $93
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  5. Carcoar To Creek Dash

    Run 6km
    AUD $32
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  6. 10k Walk

    Run 10km
  7. Carcoar Cup for Kids

    Run 1.8km

Carcoar Cup Running Festival routes


The Carcoar Cup begins in Carcoar, travelling along the Fell Timber Rd and out onto the Mandurama Neville road. Competitors then loop out around the back of Neville before storming down the main street to the cheers of waiting spectators as they cross the half way mark. Runners then make their way along the Blayney Shaw Neville Rd towards Blayney before turning left for the climb onto the Mt Macquarie saddle leading to the mostly gentle descent into Carcoar.

Half Marathon

The half marathon begins in Neville and, following the second half of the Carcoar Cup route, makes it way back to Carcoar over the saddle of Mount Macquarie.

Team Marathon

The Carcoar Cup Marathon course has been easily divided into four separate sections for the teams event. The sections vary slightly in distance and difficulty, so allowing for teams combining various strengths, older and younger, and disabled contestants.

Sections: 10kms, 12.5kms, 8.5kms and 11kms.

10k Special

The race will start close to Drink Station #3 on the corner of the Mandurama/Neville Rd and Fell Timber Rd, and runners will run back into Carcoar after the Marathoners have gone through in the other direction. This will be a fast course, starting flat, then a long gradual downhill run to Coombing Creek (7km mark), then uphill for 1.5km and then mainly flat and downhill into Carcoar for the last 1.5kms.

Carcoar to Creek Dash

Starting in Carcoar, runners will head up Mount Macquarie, turning Right onto the Fell Timber Road and race down to the Coombing Creek Bridge. Runners will then turn around and charge back to Carcoar. This run is approximately 6km.

Carcoar Cup for Kids

The race starts outside the Courthouse in Icely St, heads east and turns right before the Carcoar school, then the runners pound flat out across Pound Flat (couldn’t resist), across the ford, up and left into the showgrounds; around the showgrounds and out the top gate to Uralba, right along Eulamore St, right again into Naylor St, along Naylor St past all the crowds at the footy ground and over the bridge before swinging left into Belubula St and the finish line.

10k Walk

Walk the last 10kms of the marathon course at the same time as the last half of the marathon field goes through. You can cheer them on, enjoy the spectacular scenery, and be back in time for the Presentation Ceremony. Starts on the corner of Mt Macquarie Rd and Blayney Shaw Neville Rd.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Commemorative Carcour Cup medallion & Ribbon
  • Trophy and Prize money for winners and placers
  • Aid stations
  • Great exhibits open the whole weekend
Raceday Logistics


From Carcoar:

08:00 Marathon and Teams Events start

08:15 Carcoar Cup for Kids start

08:45 Carcoar to Creek Dash start

09:00 Mile Long Club Races start

From Mandurama/Fell Timber Rds:

09:30 10K Special

From Neville:

08:45 Half Marathon

Both Saturday and Sunday will have a number of exhibits available to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be drinks stations on the routes?
Yes, there will be plenty of drinks stations along the routes, but please bring enough to last you the whole distance.
Can I pick up my bib on race day?
Yes, participants can either choose to pick up their event bib on Saturday between 12pm & 5pm or on sunday (race day) between 6am & 7:45am.
What will the temperature be like in November?
Typically the weather will be between 8° to 22°, making for great running weather.



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