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 NSW.

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) 4:45pm (during the winter months, finishing by 5:45pm) Elephant Park 3km
Sunday (weekly) 8:30am 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)

Committee Members

President Judy Tarleton
Vice President Mark Thomas
Treasurer Anna Daintith
Secretary Lennie Latham
Committee Member Jessica Curran
Committee Member Catherine Player
Committee Member Mike Cooper

Auxiliary Members

Timing Coordinator Justine Neville
Assistant Timing Coordinator Lennie Latham
Publicity Officer
Course Marker Mike Cooper
Health and Safety Coordinator John Moss
Social Media Coordinator Samantha Daintith
Website Coordinator Russell Player
Member Recognition Coordinator Rhonda Jones
Trail Running Coordinator
Uniform Coordinator Sharyn Mitselburg

Orange Runners Club Minutes

Orange Running Festival

Director Anthony Daintith
Assistant Coordinator Sue Klose
Treasurer Lennie Latham
Secretary Justine Neville
Committee Member John Moss
Committee Member Kate Harris
Committee Member Fiona Montgomery


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
  • A.N.S.W. Kids (3-7 Years)
  • A.N.S.W. Youth (8-12 Years)
  • A.N.S.W. Juniors (13-19 Years)
  • A.N.S.W. Opens (20+ years)
  • A.N.S.W. Concession Card Holder

For more information please visit Athletics NSW.

Orange Runners Club Membership Types & Subscription Fees (2023-24)

  • Memberships are valid for 12 months from date of joining/renewing
  • 2023-24 fees have been set at $35 for Seniors (to cover the Athletics NSW component). The ORC fee is $15. Community Membership
  • 2023-24 fees have been set at $25 for Juniors (to cover the Athletics NSW component). The ORC fee is $10. Community Membership

2023-24 Renewals and New Memberships are available from 4th October, 2023.

Membership Type Standard  
2023-2024 Community
JUNIOR U17 at 1st Oct 2023
$25 $10 ORC + $15 ANSW Fee
2023-2024 Community
$35 $20 ORC + $15 ANSW Fee

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

2023-24 Renewals and New Memberships are available NOW.

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.

Orange Runners Club Newsletter


  • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


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, 11 March 2022 (v3.0) and 16 May 2024 (v4.0).

Click here to download it.

Relevant compliance documentation (Please click to download)

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.