Lake Canobolas

Lake Canobolas reserve is located just off the Lake Canobolas Road west of Orange.  There is plenty car parking available in the carpark in front of the lake as you enter the reserve.  The track is a mix of bitumen road and gravel track and is relatively level with some slight rises as you go round the course. There are toilets available at this location and the Café is open depending upon the season.  Caution: The roads within Lake Canobolas reserve is open to traffic and may receive moderate levels of traffic flow on Sunday mornings (especially from other park users).

Course Map (2.5km loop – 1 to 4 laps)

Starting at the edge of the gravel track/bitumen road, head back towards the entry gates to Lake Canobolas. Round the bend and then head east over the dam wall track. Then head south on the gravel track as you circumnavigate around the Lake. Each lap is 2.5km long and you can complete either 1, 2,3 or 4 laps.

From the intersection of Woodward Street and Coronation Drive (Orange High School), head west on Coronation Drive 1.7km
Continue onto Cargo Road 4.7km
Turn left onto Lake Canobolas Road (turn left into Lake Canobolas and proceed to car parking area) 1.6km

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

2.5k Male
Rikky Bangert 0:09:12 31/01/2021
Rikky Bangert 0:09:59 17/02/2019
Elliott Bangert 0:10:03 31/01/2021
5k Male
Thomas Dale 0:19:47 6/08/2017
Iain MacLean 0:19:50 27/11/2016
Peter Finlay 0:20:15 29/11/2020
7.5k Male
Peter Finlay 0:30:19 17/10/2021
Peter Finlay 0:31:12 31/01/2021
Iain McLean 0:31:51 12/07/2020
10k Male
Chris Harrington 0:35:38 09/06/2019
Jack Daintith 0:39:48 17/10/2021
Sam Harma 0:40:30 09/06/2019
2.5k Female
Amber Rich 0:10:33 16/04/2017
Amber Rich 0:10:49 27/11/2016
Amber Rich 0:10:53 8/07/2018
5k Female
Elizabeth Simpson 0:22:28 16/04/2017
Charlotte Simmons 0:23:00 31/01/2021
Amber Rich 0:23:02 17/02/2019
7.5k Female
Leanne Corcoran 0:33:36 31/01/2021
Amber Rich 0:35:37 21/04/2019
Nicola Blore 0:36:33 17/10/2021
10k Female
Meg Reeves 0:44:57 15/10/2017
Leanne Corcoran 0:46:23 21/04/2019
Ursula Wilson 0:46:38 27/11/2016

Old Course Records

3k Male
Todd Lang 11:00 3/09/2006
Daniel Bruton 11:22 3/09/2006
Todd Lang 11:35 3/10/2004
5k Male
Nathan Sutherland 17:28 9/03/2008
Nathan Sutherland 18:59 17/04/2005
Chris Davis 19:07 23/11/2003
7.8k Male
Rodney Draper 25:55:00 2/06/2007
Rodney Draper 26:15:00 20/11/2005
Damian Tancred 26:32:00 25/01/2004
3k Female
Amber Rich 11:53 28/11/2004
Jessica Lawford 12:35 28/11/2004
Amber Rich 12:47 23/06/2002
5k Female
Amber Rich 20:29 2/09/2007
Amber Rich 20:41 9/05/2004
Amber Rich 20:41 11/06/2006
7.8k Female
Amber Rich 30:39:00 1/04/2007
Veronica Wallington 30:44:00 7/08/2005
Christine Wolfson 31:21:00 23/06/2002