About Us

Orange Runners Club was formed in 1978 and is the second oldest and one of the largest running clubs outside of the Sydney metropolitan area.  The Club is affiliated with Athletics N.S.W.

The Club welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to the following weekly scheduled events:

All ages, all abilities.  Together we achieve individual goals!

Day Start Time Location Distance
Wednesday (weekly) Between 4:00pm and 5:15pm Elephant Park 3km
Sunday (weekly) Between 8:30am and 9:00am Various locations in and around Orange Various (normally short, medium and long course)
Trail runs (adhoc) Varies Various locations in and around Orange Various (normally short and long course)


Thank you for your interest in joining Orange Runners Club.  To participate in the weekly (Wednesday and/or Sunday runs) you must be a paid member.

Orange Runners Club runs are electronically timed (except for the trail runs), using a state-of-the-art timing system. In order for your race times to be recorded you will need to purchase a timing chip ($15) which is attached to your ankle via a velcro strap.  Your timing chip is your individual identifier.  The timing chip is reusable and therefore is a “one off” purchase. If you lose your timing chip, you will be required to purchase a replacement timing chip.

When you become a member of Orange Runners Club you automatically become a member of Athletics NSW at the Community Membership level.

If you would like to access events other than those provided by the ORC, you might like to look at the other Athletics NSW Memberships available;
– Community Membership – provides access to ORC club events
– Regional Membership – provides access to regional events
– Dual Athlete (for Little Athletics members)

Plus for Athletics NSW, Athletics Australia sanctioned & Club Meets, the following memberships are available;
– Open (20 years plus) – access to Athletics NSW, Athletics Australia sanctioned & Club Meets
– Concession
– Independent Athlete
– Winter

For more information please visit Athletics NSW.

Orange Runners Club Membership Types & Subscription Fees (2021-22)
All memberships are valid until 31/09/2022.
For those joining after 31st March (with less than 6 months to renewal), we offer discounted fees as detailed below.

About us

Committee Members

President Judy Tarleton
Vice President Daryl Roweth
Treasurer Amy Sullivan
Secretary Nicola Blore
Committee Member Leanne Corcoran
Committee Member Justine Neville
Committee Member Mark Thomas

Auxiliary Members

Timing Coordinator Justine Neville
Assistant Timing Coordinator George Rutledge
Publicity Officer Chris Clough
Course Marker Mike Cooper
Health and Safety Coordinator Lyn O’Mara
Social Media Coordinator Sue Klose
Website Coordinator Merissa Horne
Member Recognition Coordinator Rhonda Jones
Trail Running Coordinator Alison Spurway
Uniform Coordinator Jenny Clough

Orange Running Festival

Director Anthony Daintith
Assistant Coordinator Merissa Horne
Treasurer Michael O’Mara
Secretary Sue Klose
Committee Member James Thomas
Committee Member Ayako Kusai
Committee Member Luisa Sims
Membership Type Standard

(Join 1 Oct – 31 Mar)

 6 Months

(Join 1 Apr – 30 Jun)

Individual-Junior $35 $20
Individual-Adult (inc Senior) $50 $30
Family $90 1st Adult + $15 each family member $40 1st adult and $10 for each family member
Uni Student $40 $25

Timing Chips are $15 each (additional to Membership fee)

Family membership conditions:

  •  A maximum of 2 Individual adults
  • Junior members (0-18 years) includes blood, adopted, foster and kinship child of either of the adult members
  • A family membership does not include a cousin, niece, nephews, grandchild etc

Life Membership

An application may be made nominating a member of the Club for Life Membership.  Life membership is a significant recognition of a member’s service and contribution to the Orange Runners Club over an extended period of time.

CLICK HERE to download the nomination form.


The Orange Runners Club registration waiver includes:

  1. Acknowledgment of Risk
  2. Membership Agreement
  3. Safety Guidelines
  4. Member Protection Policy

In making this registration with Orange Runners Club I declare that I (individual) and/or We (Family) agree to abide by the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Safety Rules and Member Protection Policy as adopted by the club and by-laws of the sport.

Acknowledgement of Risk

  1. I/We are aware of the inherent and extrinsic risks to my/our health, life and property in participating in ORC events and agree to do so at my/our own risk;
  2. I/We agree to follow the instructions as provided by ORC committee and volunteers in regards to my safety and the safety of others

Membership Agreement

  1. I/We agree to personal details such as name, age, gender and performance being shown in published results.
  2. I/We acknowledge that individual personal accident insurance is not included in my participation. In the event of injury, accident or illness, I/We consent to receiving initial first aid treatment and paying all costs associated with any ambulance transportation and ongoing medical treatment.
  3. I acknowledge that by becoming a member of the ORC I am automatically granting the ORC the right in perpetuity to make, use or show from time to time for marketing or public relations purposes any motion pictures, still pictures and/or live taped or film television or other reproduction of myself and/or my family members as listed on this application, created during ORC events or activities.
  4. I/We understand that my personal details will not be provided to any third party without my authorisation.
  5. I/We understand that ORC membership fees are not refundable.
  6. I/we acknowledge that the information given on this form or otherwise provided by me /us (or my parent/s or guardian/s) to the ORC is true and correct.

Safety Guidelines
Orange Runner Safety Guidelines

Member Protection Policy
In line with our affiliation with Athletics NSW, our Member Protection Policy is covered within Athletics NSW’s policy which can be found here.
The ORC Member Protection Information Officer is Michael Kauter.

This is an exciting program aimed at assisting our junior members as they achieve to improve their performances.  It is available to Children who compete at a district, regional, state or national level in an athletics event.

To be eligible for this program you must:-

Be a current financial member of Orange Runners Club
Have participated in at least 10 Orange Runners Club Events since 1st January in the current year.
Complete the form below

Eligible applicants will receive the following Support.

Level Attained Amount Paid
Students reaching District level $25
Students reaching Regional level $50
Students reaching State level $200
Students reaching National level $400

Junior Support Program Application Form

CLICK HERE to download the application form.

Orange Runners Club Newsletter

Orange Runners Club Minutes

Safety Guidelines

The Orange Runners Club recommends that caution be taken by members when participating in Club events and activities. In particular, please be aware of and observe the following:

  • Should you have an injury or medical condition, seek advice and act on the recommendations of an appropriate medical professional before you participate.
  • Remember to ‘warm up’ before and ‘cool down’ after a Club event.
  • Always listen carefully to and comply with any race and safety briefings held before the commencement of any event or published in the press or contained in Club emails.
  • Every member must wear a timing chip.
  • Ensure adequate quantities of water are consumed prior to, and after an event (ORC provides water at Sunday events).
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and apply sun screen.
  • Run/walk on the right hand side of roads used by vehicles and on the left hand side of paths used only by cyclists and/or pedestrians.
  • If wearing headphones please keep to the side of the road / path / track and listen at a volume level that allows you to respond to the sound of approaching runners, vehicles or other hazards.
  • Runners and walkers in groups are asked to always leave room for faster runners to pass in either direction without them having to leave the track / path and risk injury on uneven ground (no more than two people abreast for all events).
  • It is requested that members do not bring their dogs to Elephant Park for Wednesday events. It is preferred that dogs are not brought to Sunday events, however if you bring a dog, please ensure that it is kept on a short leash and close by your side.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not permitted. People pushing strollers (or with small children) are asked to start events at the rear of the group, keep to one side of the road / path / track and maintain their current course if approached by a runner or walker.
  • Make every effort to give way to members of the public.
  • If you hear or see a runner or walker approaching behind you, maintain your current course without stopping or stepping to one side. The person that is overtaking will then be able to pass you without a collision. Parents are encouraged to explain and make this known to their children.
  • Be aware of and warn others of potentially dangerous animals (e.g. Snakes, kangaroos, dogs).
  • When you finish an event, move well away from the finish line to avoid possible collisions with others finishing at speed (parents are asked to advise their children accordingly).
  • Club members are asked to look out for and alert others where members’ safety could be improved.
  • A first aid kit is available at the start line of all events – inform a member of the Committee immediately if assistance is required. If the first aid kit is used, details must be reported in the Incident Register which can be found in the first aid box. Snake bite bandages are carried by some members during summer events.
  • A defibrillator will be available at each Wednesday and Sunday event.
  • Should you observe any incidents for which preventative measures could be taken - please discuss them with a member of the Committee immediately.


In addition to the above general safety guidelines, the following guidelines apply to the Orange Runners Club trail runs:

  • Complete the 'sign on' sheet for all trail runs before the event commences and 'sign off' once finished so that all participants can be accounted for.
  • All participants must be present for the Race Briefing (it is recommended that members arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time).
  • Each participant must be a member of Orange Runners Club.
  • Each participant must take on the event the following mandatory equipment:
    • Self Sufficient minimum of 500ml water.
    • Space Blanket.
    • Whistle (pea-less that will work in wet weather).
    • Bandage (snake/broad bandage 7.5cm wide by 2.3m long unstretched).
    • Mobile phone in working condition with fully charged battery.
    • ORC Chip Number.
  • Participants under 16 years of age must run with a parent/guardian (member of ORC).
  • The following equipment is suggested for adverse weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold or wet weather):
    • Thermal.
    • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
    • Beanie.
    • Gloves.
    • Additional water in hot weather.

Reviewed and Ratified by the 2021 – 2022 Committee | May 2021

The Constitution of the Orange Runners Club provides the structure for how the Club operates.  The Objects of the Club under the Constitution are established to:

  • To endeavour to provide at least two (2) timed runs per week for members to participate.
  • To ensure a safe and supportive environment for members to achieve their fitness and health goals.
  • To be financially viable.
  • To recognise the achievements of members throughout the year and at the annual presentation.
  • To consider the public interest in our decision making.
  • Undertake and or do all such things or activities which are necessary, incidental or conducive to the advancement of these objects.

The Constitution was originally adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the Club held on the 22 April 2018.  The Constitution was revised at the Annual General Meeting held on the 14 May 2019 (Version 2.0).

Click here to download it.

Orange Runners Club can be contacted in the following ways:

Facebook: Orange Runners Club Facebook page

PO Box 488, Orange NSW 2800

Phone: 0419972297

Email: orangerunnersclub@outlook.com

For email contact please use the below form.