Canberra Off-Road Cyclists
ACT XCO Championships

Sun, 25 Nov 2018
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CORC CX 2018

Event Description

The 2018 ACT State XCO Championship will be run Sunday 25 November at Stromlo Forest Park. We have set an XCO style course that sits somewhere between a club race and a national level round.

If you are a club rider used to the CORC club races, this event is for you! It is not your typical club race though: We have dialled up the intensity with some punchy climbs. The laps are shorter, but you will do more of them. Fear not, the technical sections have B-lines. You don't have to do the A-lines to be competitive, most likely those you are racing against will also do the B-lines.

For the more advanced riders, you will get plenty of opportunity to test those all important climbing legs and have some fun on the way down.

Note: This page serves as the technical guide for the event. Additional information may be added after you enter, please check back in.


Stromlo Forest Park, Opperman Ave, Stromlo ACT Please note that there is a Walk4BrainCancer event at Stromlo at the same time, using the criterium track and some of the fire-roads in the park. Walk4BrainCancer booked their event prior to us, and has kindly let us run our event concurrently. All riders are requested to:

  • If using the toilets at the pavilion, walk the bike. Do not rush, even if you are late for the start. Transgressions may incur time penalties!
  • Respect the nominated warm up areas shown below on the course map


The course is 4.8km long with 110m climbing per lap, The trailforks map can be seen here. (Note: the trailforks map overestimates the climbing). The course is designed to accommodate but challenge a wide range of rider abilities. The laps are quite short so you will be doing more laps than usual, giving you extra opportunity to enjoy the short but punchy climbs we have put in. U13 and U15 will race a shortened 4km course, bypassing the fire road climb after Cockatoo Switchbacks and Triple Treat. The trailforks map for the shortened course can be seen here.

Course Map

Some notes regarding the course are:

  • If you haven't ridden Triple Treat before, there are multiple line choices. Pre-riding to find the best line for your skill level is highly recommended.
  • At the start of each lap riders will ride up the 4X course with a few A-lines available for technical riders. The 4X course will be closed to other riders (coming down) on raceday. At any other time the 4X track is for riding down only.
  • There will be a single tech and feed zone only, at the start of each lap.
  • All courses will use a short start loop before commencing lap 1:

Start Loop Map


Time Activity
Sat 2-4pm Registration
Sun 07:45 Registration starts
Course opens for practice
Sun 08:30 Race 1- U13 + U15 M+F
Sun 09:45 Race 2 - U17M, M5/6, M7/8, U17W, Expert W, W1/2, W3/4, W5/6, W7/8
Sun 11:30 Race 3 - Elite M, Elite W, Junior M, Junior W, Expert M, M1/2, M3/4

Note: Categories for each race is preliminary and subject to change based on rider numbers in each category. This page will be updated so please check back in.

Event Updates

The event may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or inclement weather. Please check CORC's website or Facebook page for updates.

Categories & #laps

Category #Laps Category #Laps
Elite M(19+) 7 Elite W(19+) 5
Expert M (19-29) 5 Expert W (19-29) 4
Masters 1/2 M(30-39) 5 Masters 1/2 W(30-39) 4
Masters 3/4 M(40-49) 5 Masters 3/4 W(40-49) 4
Masters 5/6 M(50-59) 4 Masters 5/6 W(50-59) 3
Masters 7/8 M(60+) 3 Masters 7/8 W(60+) 2
Under 19 M 5 Under 19 W 4
Under 17 M 4 Under 17 W 3
Under 15 M 4* Under 15 W 3*
Under 13 M 2* Under 13 W 2*

*U13 and U15 will race on a shortened course

Note that lap numbers may be adjusted to achieve target race time, any changes will be announced prior to race briefing.


Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category irrespective of the home state of the rider. To be recognised by MTBA as the official State Champion you must reside in the State / Territory of the Championship competed. For the purpose of seeding at a National Championship, MTBA will only recognise the official State / Territory Champion

Race Fees

Entry Type Race Fee
Regular $45
Junior $30

| |Note that race fees are in addition to the Day license if you need one.|

Race Numbers

We are using CORC's regular numbers, with random allocation of numbers. If you are a regular CORC racer and have your own number plate you can use this, just please check the printed start list to make sure we have captured it correctly. If you don't have a CORC number we will allocated a number to you. We do need this number back so we will keep your MTBA license as a deposit.

First Aid

A minimum of 2 first aiders will be present, one at the start and one stationed at the marshall point

Race Results

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

Call Up

Seeded call up will be used for categories with more than 6 entries. Seeding will be determined by 2018 national series ranking first, followed by order of entry.

Race rules

  • Have FUN!
  • Be courteous at all times – there are other riders on track doing their best.
  • 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, this is not a World Cup race and we will not be bunting the whole course. If you see a rider cutting the course, please let the Race Director know.

Other Race Day information

  • Please do not pass or go near the timing mat with a numberplate on unless you are racing. We do our best to block off entrance to the timing mats before and after racing but please keep this in mind when you have finished your race.
  • 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 or add your name to the volunteer list here

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 vital!

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Junior entry
Volunteer entry

All online prices include credit card fees.

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