Canberra Off-Road Cyclists
2022 CORC XC#1 - West Kowen

Sun, 27 Feb 2022
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Confirming race is on! We have had to make some minor tweaks to the course, but apart from a few puddles it is hero dirt. The rain that hit Canberra on Saturday afternoon did not make it to West Kowen. Parking will be inside the gate, turn off Sutton Road a few hundred meters before the NSW border


This is the first round of the 2022 CORC XC club season. There are 6 rounds planned for 2021. These are fun races open to riders of a wide range of abilities. For XC racing some courses will be harder than others, and to make this clearer to everybody we have a grading system. Easy, for the flatter, less technical trails (think Sparrow hill), medium for courses that have more climbing and technical features (think some of heartbreaker and little seymour) and hard for courses that are, how do we say this, just hard…


West Kowen, Sutton Road.

The course rating for this event is easy. A fast and fun old school course in the pines. The course will be the same as last years course (which we unfortunately had to cancel), it's a great course that will eventualy be logged, so we are using it while we can! The course map can be seen here

CORC CX 2018


Note that we are starting an hour earlier in summer

Time Activity
9am Registration starts
Course opens for practice
9.50am (approximately) Race Briefing
10am Racing starts
11.45am approx finish time

Event Updates

The event may be cancelled in the event of smoke, heavy rain or inclement weather. Please check CORC's website or facebook page for updates. If the event is cancelled all online entries will be refunded.

Starting Order & laps

Update: As the revised course is shorter we have added a lap for the following categories:

Elite M, Masters 3/4M, MAsters 5+M, Under 15M, Under 17m

Category Laps
Elite M(19+) 6
Under 19 M* 4
Expert M* (19-29) 4
Masters 1/2 M(30-39)* 4
Under 17 M* 4
Elite W (19+)* 4
Under 19 W* 3
E-bike 5
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Masters 3/4 M(40-49)* 4
Masters 5+(50+)* 4
Under 15 M* 3
Expert W (19-29)* 3
Masters 1/2 W(30-39)* 3
Sport Men 3
Singlespeed 3
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Masters 3/4 W(40-49)* 3
Masters 5/6 W(50-59)* 2
Under 17 W* 2
Under 15 W* 2
Sport Women 2
Novice 2
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U13* 1

Race Fees XC

Race number deposit: $10 cash on the day. If you area CORC member and a regular racer you can keep the plate for the season, but let us know in the remarks section when entering.

Entry Type Online Entry On the day entry (cash)
Senior CORC members: $18 per race. NA.
Senior Non CORC members: $23 per race. NA.
Junior (under 17) CORC members : $12 per race. NA.
Junior (under 17) Non CORC members: $15 per race. NA.

All participants must have a valid Auscycling Race license. This includes all juniors. The Auscyclinc license ensures all riders are covered for personal accident and public liability insurance . Auscycling does have a 4 week free trial for those that have not had a license in the last 3 years. Details of the Auscycling free four week trial can be found here


  • If we need to cancel for any reason, all riders will be given a 100% refund.
  • We'll make every effort to notify riders the event is cancelled.
  • If in doubt, please check this race listing for a notice.

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 14 days of the event
  • you will social distance and observe COVID hygiene practices
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter

Race Results

All races are timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link

Race rules

  • Have FUN!
  • Self seed and be honest.
  • Be courteous at all times – there are other riders on track doing their best, it is only a club race so please be patient when behind slower riders. For example call out “track when convenient”or “rider” when approaching. Wait until they respond with “on my left” or “on my right” before overtaking, once you have overtaken say “Thank you!”
  • Reports of bad etiquette, abuse, pushing riders out of the way will be dealt with by the parties involved and the Race Commissaire – we will not tolerate bad behavior at club races. Guilty offenders will be disqualified from the race and serve a 2 race ban.
  • Please follow the course, we do our best to mark the course with bunting and arrows. Please take great care with arrows as some of the race tracks have trail arrows and not CORC arrows. Do not take short cuts or stray from the single track or fire trail. If you see a rider cutting the course, please let the Race Director know and the rider will be disqualified from the race.

Other Race Day information

  • If for any reason you withdraw from a race, please tell the Race Director
  • Don’t leave rubbish out on the track. Pick up your rubbish such as gel wrappers and drink bottles
  • If you see an injured rider please stop to help them, we can adjust your lap times to make up for any lost time
  • Riders need a current license (or proof of renewal) to race. MTBA race licenses only. Licences may be checked at any time so to make sure you can race, BRING your licence (physical or digital version) with you to every race.


CORC is run by volunteers and many hands make light work. If you can help with any of the below please contact the XC team via e-mail

Some of the duties you can assist with are:

  • Course setting/pack down
  • Rego/Timing area setup and pack down
  • Competitor registration
  • Starting races and timekeeping
  • Course Marshal

Thank you to all volunteers who have helped with the running of events over the last few seasons, your support is greatly appreciated.

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Member entry
Junior entry
Junior member
Volunteer entry

All online prices include credit card fees.

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