The start and finish line are co-located at Gipps Road Sporting Complex, at the junction of Long Road and Gipps Road, Smithfield, Sydney.

The course is fully marked with a sign each at kilometre and markers where you should turn.  Please be aware the course is open to the public.  Keep left and be courteous out there.  We do not have the right of way.

Please note that there is currently no parking at the sporting complex for SMC.  Please park at Rosford Street Reserve, Dublin Street, Smithfield and walk over the new start line.  Alternatively there should be plenty of parking in Long Street and other surrounding streets.  Please do not park in local business car parks or on the grass verge, or you risk being towed away.

Course Description - 2 km course

From the start, follow the concrete path for about ½ km to where it branches.

Take the right branch and follow the path for about 400m. Do not follow the path where it turns left down to the road but go straight ahead onto the grass for a short distance, then turn at the marker.

Return along the path to the start area, and cross the timing mat to finish.

Course Description - 5 km course

From the start, follow the concrete path for ½ km to where it branches.

Take the right branch and follow the path for about 400m. Do not follow the path where it turns left down to the road but go straight ahead onto the grass for a short distance, then turn at the marker.

Return along the path to the junction and turn right.

Follow the path for approximately 1km until you reach the 2.5km turn marker beside the path.

Turn here and return along the same course to the start area, remembering to include the branch path.

Cross the timing mat to finish.

Course Description - 10 km course

Comprises one lap of the full course.

From the start, follow the concrete path for approximately ½ km to where it branches.

Take the right branch and follow the path for about 400m. Do not follow the path when it turns left down the hill to the road but go straight ahead onto the grass for a short distance, then turn at the marker.

Return along the path to the junction and turn right.

Follow the path for approximately 3.5km until you reach a turn marker beside the path, shortly before it ends.

Turn here and return along the same course to the start area, remembering to include the branch path.

Cross the timing mat to finish.

Course Description - Half Marathon Course

The Half Marathon competition consists of TWO full laps of the course followed by ONE short lap of 1.1km to make up the full distance.

From the start, follow the concrete path for approximately ½ km to where it branches.

Take the right branch and follow the path for about 400m. Do not follow the path when it turns left down the hill to the road but go straight ahead onto the grass for a short distance, then turn at the marker.

Return along the path to the junction and turn right.

Follow the path for approximately 3.5km until you reach a turn marker beside the path, shortly before it ends.

Turn here and return along the same course to the start area, remembering to include the branch path.

Turn at the marker at the start area, being sure to cross the timing mat. This completes 10km.

Repeat the above. This will complete 20km

After the completion of the second lap, turn at the start as previously and run out to the path junction again.

Immediately after the junction you will see a sign that says “Half Marathon turn here on last lap”.

Turn there and run back to the start area, being sure to cross the timing mat to finish.