This is a new event for the CORC club scene. For the CORC 50km (The long ride) the race will take in familar trails in Kowen and Sparrow and be run as two 25km loops, with the second loop taking in the epic Stairway to Heaven climb. We will also have the CORC 25km (The short ride) which does the first loop only.
-These are tough endurance laps with serious climbs, if you have doubts about your fitness do the 25kms loop. We do have time limits in place, 2 hrs 15min for starting the 2nd loop and 4hr 45min overall.
-This event is a club race run with volunteer resources. Entry numbers will be capped at 175 entrants. We don't expect to reach this cap based on numbers at other club events but should the cap be reached we will stick to it.
The start and finish will be near the underpass at the Sparrow Hill side, taking in a few trails in Sparrow before heading into Kowen for the majority of the lap(s).
A course map for the 1st loop of the 50km race and the full 25km race is below and at this link
A course map for the 2nd loop of the 50km race is below and at this link. Note that the only difference is that you will be going down Romper Room and up Stairway to Heaven instead of Kowalski's Sideshow and Bloodnut Stout.
|Course opens for practice|
|8.50am (approximately)||Race Briefing|
|11.15am||cut off time for starting loop 2|
|1.45pm||Finish time limit|
We will be using our normal "club plates" for this event.
If you have a raced with us recently you are most likely on our database and we assume that you will be using this plate. But please check the start list on the TV at rego before you start. It's your responsibility to check this - if you race with a numberplate we haven't captured we will just see the number on timing with no way of know who you are or which category you intend to race in.
If you haven't got a club plate, please come and see us at rego and we will issue one for you against a $10 deposit. Unless you are racing with us regularly we do need the plate back at the end of the race, we are starting to run low on numberplates.
We will be doing a single mass start with riders in the 25km and 50km categories starting together. We ask riders to self seed - only those riders with a genuine prospect of finishing in the top 10 should be in towards the front. If you are not sure how you will go, start towards the back - it's a long race and there will be plenty of opportunities to work your way up if you have something left in the tank.
The event may be cancelled in the event of 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.
|50km - The long ride||25km - The short ride|
|Male (open to U17->Masters 2 categories)||Male (open to U17->Masters 2 categories)|
|Male 40+ (Open to Masters 3 and up)||Male 40+ (Open to Masters 3 and up)|
|Female (open to U17->Masters 2 categories)||Female (open to U17->Masters 2 categories)|
|Female 40+ (Open to Masters 3 and up)||Female 40+ (Open to Masters 3 and up)|
|Ebike (legal ebikes only)||Ebike (legal ebikes only)|
Note that the 50km race is only open to riders in the U17 category and older.
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)|
|25km race - juniors (U15 - U19):||$20||$25|
|25km race - seniors:||$25||$30|
|50km race - juniors (U17 - U19):||$25||$30|
|50km race - seniors:||$35||$40|
Not a member of MTBA? If you haven't had an MTBA license before sign up to a free 3 month trial membership here. Day licences are also available with on the day registration. Costs are $33for senior per race & $20 for junior per race for a day licence. Note that race fees are in addition to the Day license.
All races are timed using the clubs electronic timing system and the results can be found by using this link – http://my.raceresult.com/?group=1327
Some of the duties you can assist with are:
Thank you to all volunteers who have helped with the running of events over the last few seasons, your support is greatly appreciated.