How to enter the Carcoar Cup Running Festival
- Run 21.1km
- Run 42.2km
- Run 10km
- Run 42.3mi
- Run 6km
- Run 10km
- Run 1.8km
Carcoar Cup Running Festival routes
MarathonThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Clear throughout the day.
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