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It’s time you found out yourself what is different about Carcoar.

$15,000 total prize money

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

Carcoar Cup Race Program Sunday

Post-race Massage courtesy of PhysX – they provide a special Carcoar Cup touch!

Entertainment and Activities in Carcoar and Neville Saturday
Carcoar Cup Pasta Dinner Saturday night (“..sooo much food!!”- coolrunning.com)

Awards Presentation 2pm Sunday

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10K Special Entries now open

23 May 2017 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

As a new race, it has taken us time to get the entry forms right, but it is all go!

*Registrations OPEN for 2017*

14 February 2017 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

After a few technical hitches – all down to me, we are now open for registrations for the 2017 events. Remember, if you enter the Carcoar Cup Half Marathon, you are automatically entered into the NSW Distance Running Championships for 2017, and will receive one point for being a finisher. Please see the information below .

*NEWS Flash - Carcoar initiates breakthrough in NSW distance running*

17 December 2016 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

New series to make the Central West the Distance Running Capital of Australia.
A local initiative will see the five major distance running events in the Central West join together to form the new NSW Regional Championships, starting with half marathons in each event in 2017.
The participating events will be in date order
1. Orange Running Festival – February 2017 2. Bathurst Half Marathon – May 2017 3. Mudgee Running Festival – August 2017 4. Dubbo Stampede – August 2017
5. Carcoar Cup Running Festival – November 2017
“I think this Regional Championship is a tremendous concept” said Olympic coach Sean Williams. “So much of Australia’s talented running stock has come from regional areas – this will showcase a lot of not only country NSW’s but even Australia’s future running talent – hopefully an Olympian or two can be unearthed during this series. Apart from giving up and comers a chance to shine, the recreational runners will have a great opportunity to run PB’s in their own territory.”
$8,000 of prizemoney has been put up, along with $1,000 of trophies. We expect the prestige of such a championship, combined with the rewards, will give a considerable boost to numbers participating in each of the five Half Marathons, and also generate considerable interest in the running community nationwide.
To allow the widest possible participation the Championships will be for men and women in age sections 20-39, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and over 60. The events will attract runners from not only our region, but from the major city centres as well. All finishers in each race will be awarded a point, with the top 9 runners receiving bonus points.
“This also represents a major focus on the health, fitness and well-being of Australians. In targeting initially the Half Marathon, we are tapping into the fun runners who are keen to do this ideal distance – a challenge but not out of reach. We do plan to include additional races in 2018”, said spokesman Andrew Baulch.
“We are really excited to link with the other major regional events”, said Rod Campbell, Dubbo Stampede President. The Central West is fast turning into a premium running destination for locals and visitors alike”.
Media Contact: Andrew Baulch, Event Director, Carcoar Cup Running Festival /Spokesman NSW Regional Distance Running Championships. 0412 265344 andrew@carcoarcup.com.au

*Carcoar Cup 2016 - the Day After*

7 November 2016 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

I feel a bit like Juan Antonio, but this was the “Best Carcoar Cup yet”. The response from runners has been overwhelming, and we are already planning for next year.

I will post some of the comments soon, but if you want some of the feedback, please visit our Carcoar Cup Facebook page.

Thanks to all who took part, and to the media who continue to give us such great coverage and recognition as one of the iconic events on the Australian running calendar, run on “one of the most beautiful courses in Australia if not the world” – a comment from one of our runners this year.

We thank all the volunteers who did such a wonderful job, and we wish the fundraisers – the Rotary Club of Blayney, the Anna Fearnley Club, and the Carcoar Public School P&C all the best in their efforts in the future.

We will welcome you all back in 2017.

Carcoar Cup Results 2016

7 November 2016 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

Carcoar Cup Results 2016

Comments from runners 2016

30 October 2016 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

Thanks for a fantastic event Carcoar Cup Running Festival. Emma, Oberon, NSW

Great event- thanks for organising for me while I was in the country. Lynda – Ireland.

Your run is always welcoming and friendly and cosy and encouraging and happy and hilly and fun!! It really has a great atmosphere to it!! Michelle, Forbes, NSW

Thanks for a great event! – Cheryl Marie, Minnamurra, NSW

What a fantastic day out. Thank you Andrew and Jane for putting together such a fabulous event in a stunning location. I’ve been talking about coming for a few years now and it was certainly worth the wait. Your team of volunteers are amazing, so enthusiastic and made us feel so welcome!! The course is such a challenge and the views are amazing. Can’t wait to come back!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
You should all be very proud of this very special event!- Tracie, Gordon, NSW

The Carcoar Cup 2016 was a wonderful event!
Over 40 students from St Joseph’s participated and had a fantastic morning running, walking, skipping and twirling around the Carcoar Cup course. We even had four students take on the gruelling 6km Carcoar to Creek Dash! This has become a fantastic tradition at our school and we are already looking forward to 2017! Carcoar Cup Running Festival
Apologies if i missed anyone, i tried to get a photo of all our students!
St Joseph’s Public School, Blayney

Well done to all of the runners and supporters in yesterday’s Carcoar Cup Running Festival in the historic village of Carcoar. So inspirational! Thanks to 1503 2BS Gold Prime7 News Central West WIN News Central West Blayney Chronicle for covering the event. #Warmwelcome #Blayney #historicvillage

Had a wonderful time! Was our first and loved it! – Amanda, Kurrajong Heights.

Thanks Andrew and Co for an amazing Carcoar Cup. Myself and my awesome team “Will Run For Champa’s” had an absolute ball. I loved the team Marathon. And the atmosphere was fantastic. You should be so proud of such an incredible event. This was my first Carcoar Cup and certainly won’t be my last. Thank you! – Sharni, Orange, NSW

What an amazing experience! This was my first ultra marathon, it was everything I was expecting and more! Met some amazing people, learnt a lot about what happens beyond the marathon distance. It was hard but loved every minute of it. – Vajira Weerasekera, Wahroonga, NSW

We will be there next year. They start it with a stock whip! So cool – Martin, Oallen, NSW

Thanks again for such a great event. lovely atmosphere and scenery. also happy i got a Carcoar Pottery boxer dog mug and it made my day running across the finish line with my dog-ruby ! see you next year ! – Sue

Thank you Carcoar Cup. Amazing event! I can’t say I’ve ever seen so much heart and soul in an event crew. To see that you genuinely love putting the event on for us is very special. Take a bow folks – you were magnificent! – Renae, Sydney

Thank you Andrew and your amazing organisation team, the RFS, everyone at drink stations. This run was rumoured to be the hardest and it was, but it had the best volunteers. See you next year! – Cheryl Marie, Minnamurra, NSW

Thank you so much Andrew and a special thanks to your great staff!! This may be a small event but none other can match the great enthusiasm and genuine friendliness that I found there. I wish I could be there every year! We had such a short stay but leave with a lifetime of great memories! – John, USA

It is always a wonderful weekend. Super organised race with super friendly and helpful volunteers. Thank you so much for everything you do to make it a really enjoyable day – Caroline, Glenbrook, NSW

That was an awesome weekend…..even with the hills. Thanks to all involved especially all the vollies for sitting out there all day in that wind. You are all awesome. See you next year. Greg, Kellyville Ridge, NSW

Thanks so much to everyone who helps put together a great event year after year, you make it a joy to participate in the day! – Jo, Orange, NSW

Thank you for such a great event and to everyone on the team helping making this happen, a job well done :-) – Florentina, Lithgow, NSW

It’s a great event. Thanks so much everyone. Had a great time running the half with friends and meeting new friends. – Leah, Cowra, NSW
More Comments to be posted soon!

Yes thank you to everyone it was a great event at a great town see you all next year

Carcoar Cup Results 2013 - Full

5 November 2013 Andrew Baulch, Festival Director

Carcoar Cup Results.pdf