Stagecoach Road

Stagecoach Road is located just off Icely Road east of Orange.  There is plenty car parking available in the paddock around the shearing shed adjacent to the start/finish line.  The track is a combination of bitumen and gravel surfaces and is quite undulating. There are no toilets available at this location.  Caution: Stagecoach Road is a public road and may receive low levels of traffic flow on Sunday mornings.

Course Map (2km)

Slight rise as you head off to the north. Then enjoy the downhill as you look over the beautiful countryside. Turn around and head back to the finish and work hard up the hill with a pleasant decline to finish off.

Course Map (3km)

The 3km course offers an ever changing landscape with a mix of “mild to challenging” climbs and conversely “mild to challenging” declines. The course stays on the bitumen.

Course Map (5km)

As you past the 3km turnaround, you change surfaces from the bitumen to the gravel road. Enjoy the next 1 km as you head down the hill and around the corner to the turn point. The return trip is quite challenging with a series of climbs back to the finish line.

Course Map (8.5km)

As you pass the 5km turn point continue down the hill towards the creek (just past the Bulgas Road turnoff). Then the challenge begins when you undertake the long climb up the hill to the turn point. Enjoy the downhill to get your breath back and look over the beautiful landscape. Once you pass the creek, you will continue to progressively climb as you head back to the finish line.

From the intersection of Lords Place and Summer Street, head north on Lords Place 200m
Turn right onto Byng Street – go through 3 roundabouts 1.4km
Turn right onto Park Street 400m
Turn left onto Icely Road (including crossing the Northern Distributor Road) 8.7km
Turn left onto Stagecoach Road 250m

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

2k Male
Jack Daintith 08:30 26/01/2020
Jai Anlezark 09:00 24/02/2019
Elliott Bangert 09:02 26/01/2020
3k Male
Adam Sharam 12:41 24/07/2016
Noah Lamrock 12:56 07/10/2018
Jack Daintith 13:24 27/10/2019
5k Male
Peter Finlay 19:41 23/05/2021
Peter Finlay 20:20 15/11/2020
Rikky Bangert 20:42 05/05/2019
8k Male
Iain McLean 35:56 27/10/2019
Iain McLean 36:56 15/11/2020
Tim Murphy 37:24 12/08/2018
8.5k Male
Iain McLean 35:48 19/04/2015
Peter Finlay 36:04 10/10/2021
Mitchell Essex 36:22 29/05/2016
12k Male
Nathan Sutherland 47:09 27/10/2019
Iain McLean 50:34 10/10/2021
Iain McLean 52:19 07/10/2018
2k Female
Elizabeth Simpson 08:46 07/10/2018
Emma Rolls 09:52 29/05/2016
Lucy Jurd 10:26 24/02/2019
3k Female
Amber Rich 13:43 07/10/2018
Amber Rich 13:46 12/08/2018
Abagail Francis 14:02 24/02/2019
5k Female
Elizabeth Simpson 21:46 24/07/2016
Amber Rich 22:06 24/07/2016
Amber Rich 22:25 29/05/2016
8k Female
Leanne Corcoran 37:10 27/10/2019
Leanne Corcoran 41:48 24/02/2019
Alicia Ross 41:56 24/02/2019
8.5k Female
Meg Reeves 36:52 19/04/2015
Meg Reeves 38:09 22/02/2015
Ursula Wilson 39:48 22/02/2015
12k Female
Leanne Corcoran 55:22 05/05/2019
Carissa Hickey 57:47 24/02/2019
Leanne Corcoran 58:14 11/08/2019