Canberra Off-Road Cyclists
CORC XC #4- Sparrow Hill

Sun, 18 Oct 2020
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Sun, 11 Oct 2020 6:00 PM AEDT
Entries close
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 8:00 AM AEDT
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Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:00 AM AEDT


Covid 19 restrictons will be in effect, see details down the page. Numbers will be limited to 90 riders, strictly online entries.


This is round 4 of the 2020 CORC XC club season. There are 5 rounds planned for 2020. These are fun races open to riders of a wide range of abilities. These are also listed as a tier 3 event under MTBA's national cup, for eligible categories. New for 2020 is that we have introduced a grading system for the courses. For XC racing some courses will be harder than others, and to make this clearer to everybody we have introduced 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…


Sparrow Hill.

A course map is provided below, it can also be seen here

CORC XC 2020


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

Category Laps
Elite M(19+) 5
Under 19 M* 4
Expert M* (19-29) 4
Masters 1/2 M(30-39)* 4
Under 17 M* 3
Elite W (19+)* 4
Under 19 W* 3
E-bike 4
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Masters 3/4 M(40-49)* 3
Masters 5+(50+)* 3
Under 15 M* 2
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

Categories marked with * are eligible for MTBA national cup points.

Advice on category selection

The categories have been changed for 2020 to align better with the MTBA National Cup. Many categories are similar to the categories that have previously been used at CORC club races. However, graded categories (A, B, C D) are no longer offered.

If you previously rode:

Sport A: You have the option of entering Elite or in your age category. Note that as our club races are tier 3 in the MTBA national cup there are no points on offer in elite
Sport B: Your should enter your age category
Sport C: You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for fun, less competitive racing
Sport D: You have the choice of entering your age category, or Sport for fun, less competitive racing

Please note that multiple categories may be started together based on numbers of riders. The starting order may also be changed on the day

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.

Not a member of MTBA? If you haven't had an MTBA license before sign up to a free 8 week trial membership here.

COVID 19 Briefing

-Do not attend if you are unwell

-Total attendence numbers (riders + officials + spectators) for this event is strictly limited

-Entries for this event is online only. If you forgot to register or the event is sold out, we will not accept on the day entries.

•One person per 4m2, maintain at least 1.5m between all persons

-Spacing at the start line will be larger than usual (1 person per 4m2)

-Follow good hygiene measures such as, cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue, avoid touching the face, eyes, nose and mouth, dispose of tissues hygienically. No spitting & snot bombs!

-Hand sanitizer & cleaning wipes are available at numberplate pickup.

-No sharing of equipment

-No congregating post finish line. The approach for this race is 'get in, race, & get out'.

-All riders are encouraged to use the COVIDSAFE app.

-There will be no presentations. Results will be available online

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

  • 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. Also, If you have a pitstop for whatever reason in the race, stop away from the timing mat to avoid a double detection.
  • 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 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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