Elephant Park

Elephant Park

Elephant Park course starts and finishes at the ORC shed at Elephant Park on Woodward Street, Orange. There is car parking available in the carpark in front ORC shed and along Woodward Street. The track consists of gravel surface a number of wooden bridges. The course is relatively level. There are toilets available at this location. Caution: Make sure that you do not run on Woodward Street or Lamrock Avenue and remain on the footpath at all times.

Course Map 1.6km– 1 to 6 laps

Starting at the ORC shed, head east down the path and go over the first bridge. Continue on path and then veer to the right and head along the path around the back of the Aquatic Centre. Go over the bridge in front of the pool and then head back west keeping to the outside track of Elephant Park and return to the start. Choice of 1 to 6 laps.

From Orange Post Office, head west on Mitchell Hwy/Summer Street (go through 1 round about) 1.2km
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Woodward Street 850m

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

1.6k Male
Tom Gleeson 5.09 01/07/2001
Jordan Cheney 5.20 01/07/2001
Gary Williams 5.44 01/07/2001
3.2k Male
Mitch Williamson 10:35 17/05/2009
Mitch Williamson 10:43 19/07/2009
Nathan Sutherland 10:52 13/12/2009
4.8k Male
Nathan Sutherland 16:00 10/02/2008
Mitch Williamson 16:08 29/05/2011
Rodney Draper 16:19 18/07/2010
6.4k Male
Mitch Williamson 22.15 13/12/2009
Tristan Harrison 0:24:15 12/08/2012
Brandon Connolly 0:24:55 12/08/2012
8k Male
Rodney Draper 26:58 13/12/2009
Rodney Draper 27:03 10/02/2008
Rodney Draper 27:16 6/08/2006
9.6k Male
David Hunter 0:38:05 05/08/2018
Tim Murphy 0:40:18 24/12/2017
Anthony Daintith 0:40:44  05/08/2018
1.6k Female
Amber Rich 06:49 11/08/2013
Amber Rich 06:49 17/09/2017
Sue Dean 06:51 01/07/2001
3.2k Female
Elizabeth Simpson 12:40 11/06/2017
Amber Rich 12:52 2/03/2003
Amber Rich 13:00 8/09/2002
4.8k Female
Liz Simpson 19:12 28/04/2013
Amber Rich 19:28 6/08/2006
Amber Rich 19:40 18/05/2003
6.4k Female
Estelle Dean 27:43 07/06/2015
Leanne Corcoran 27:51 07/06/2015
Elizabeth Simpson 28:14 05/08/2018
8k Female
Veronica Wallington 30:29 31/07/2005
Christine Wolfson 32:10 4/03/2001
Christine Wolfson 32:16 19/05/2002
9.6k Female
Leanne Corcoran 0:41:18 20/12/2020
Leanne Corcoran 0:42:41 26/11/2017
Kelly Gleeson 0:47:03 16/02/2020