The Course 43km – 2023

Marathon Course

Distance: 43km
Date:  Saturday 17th June 2023

The Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon course takes runners on an amazing journey along a course that takes in the best sights of Newnes and the Wolgan Valley. The course has diverse terrain and runners will encounter creek crossings, sections of long single trail, old mine cuttings, ruins and some long forgotten railway easements. The terrain is exciting, challenging and you may find it hard to keep the smile from your face. The course is the same as previous years with the only change being that it starts and finishes at Glen Davis Campground. Runners get straight into it with a steep mountain trail up the Pipeline Track that take athletes to the inspiring Pagoda Lookout. Runners then make the steep descent down to Newnes. After grabing some refreshments the runners then start the railway grade up trail, skirting the cliff line through to 4 ways. At 4 ways runners turn left up the Old Coach Road then onto the Pagoda Track, through the Glow Worm Tunnel before returning the way they came back to Newnes. Runners should leave plenty in reserve as they again take on steep terrain of Pipeline Track via the Pagoda Lookout and back to the start/finish at Glen Davis Campground.

4 Aid Stations are available at Newnes Campground and 4 ways.

Distance: 43km
Ascent: 1950m
Profile & Map: Here


Checkpoints and Aid Stations

Athletes will encouter 4 Aid Stations at two locations on the Marathon course. The aid stations will have Water, Tailwind, Chips, Lollies, Fruit and Coke.

Aid Station 1: Newnes Campground

Aid Station 2: 4 Ways/Old Coach Road Intersection

Aid Station 3: 4 Ways/Old Coach Road Intersection

Aid Station 4: Newnes Campground