Sunday 10th September 2017
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Course Guide

With the ocean and lake beside you at all times you will make your way over the Forster-Tuncurry bridge, covering both towns breakwall paths and trails making up 99% of the flat course, with only one slight hill.

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McDonalds Forster 21.1km Half Marathon

2 Lap Course – Step By Step

  • Start from the Main Beach end of Oyster Parade and Beach Street
  • Continue straight to the marina and turn left at Ronald Mcdonald House
  • Continue to the path and veer right then run over the bridge
  • Continue on the path past the park and across Ray Street
  • Turn right into Pallman Street and run towards the water
  • Veer left on to the path and across the foot bridge – continue on path
  • Veer left on to the road, keeping the kiosk on your right and head for the breakwall
  • Turn around at the end of the breakwall and return the same way to the park
  • Turn left at the park onto the road and go towards the water
  • Veer right onto the path and go under the bridge into the park
  • Continue through the park onto the road and sweep around to the right
  • Past Boatland Marine, then head back towards the park and go back under the bridge
  • Veer left on the path and follow up to the main path
  • Then turn left on to main path and run back over the bridge
  • Turn left off the bridge onto the boardwalk and go under the bridge
  • Once through to the other side then veer left and cross Memorial Drive
  • Once back on the path veer left in front of The Reef Bar and Grill
  • Around past The Reef then veer right towards the main street
  • Through the main street around past Lobby’s Seafood on the path
  • Turn right at Memorial Drive car park, follow behind the shops with the water on your left
  • Cross behind Gloria Jeans onto the grass and down onto the jetty
  • Follow the jetty until the end and then go up the ramp onto the path
  • Follow under the bridge toward the marina, veer right down ramp at the stairs
  • Veer left follow the path along the water to the boat ramp
  • Run across the car park behind the traffic island, veer right on to the breakwall
  • Follow the breakwall  before you get to the end then veer right onto dirt track
  • Follow through to the car park past  the start and finish area
  • Run past the ocean pool up the hill over Second Head onto the dirt track
  • Follow dirt track past toilet block at Pebbly Beach, continue until turnaround
  • Return back to the start finish area, back through dirt track, left onto breakwall
  • Return past boat ramp, stay on the road do not veer right back toward the path by the water which was the way you came, you must continue to the bridge and repeat the second lap.

SweatShed 10km Run

1 Lap Course – Step By Step

  • Start from the Main Beach end of Oyster Parade and Beach Street
  • Continue straight to the marina and turn left at Ronald Mcdonald House
  • Continue to the path and veer right then run over the bridge
  • Continue on the path past the park and across Ray Street
  • Turn right in to Pallman Street – run towards the water
  • Veer left on to the path and across the foot bridge, continue on path
  • Veer left on to the road keeping the kiosk on your right and head for the breakwall
  • Turn around at the end of the breakwall and return the same way to the park
  • Turn left at the park onto the road and go towards the water
  • Veer right onto  the path go under the bridge into the park
  • Continue through the park onto the road and sweep around to the right
  • Past Boatland Marine, then head back towards the park and go back under the bridge
  • Veer left on the path and follow up to the main path
  • Then turn left onto main path and run back over the bridge
  • Turn left off the bridge onto the boardwalk and go under the bridge
  • Once through to the other side then veer left and cross Memorial Drive
  • Once back on the path veer left in front of The Reef Bar and Grill
  • Around past The Reef then veer right  towards the main street
  • Through the main street around past Lobby’s Seafood on the path
  • Turn right at Memorial Drive car park, follow behind the shops with the water on your left
  • Cross behind Gloria Jeans onto the grass and down onto the jetty
  • Follow the jetty until the end and then go up the ramp onto the path
  • Follow under the bridge toward the marina, veer right down ramp at the stairs
  • Veer left, follow the path along the water to the boatramp
  • Run across the car park behind the traffic island, veer right onto the breakwall
  • Follow the breakwall before you get to the end then veer right onto dirt track
  • Follow through to the car park past the start and finish area
  • Run past the ocean pool up the hill over Second Head onto the dirt track
  • Follow dirt track past toilet block at Pebbly Beach, continue until turnaround
  • Return back the same way then veer right just past the ocean pool to enter the finish schute

Forster Surf and Sport 5km Fun Run

1 Lap Course – Step By Step

  • Start from the Main Beach end of Oyster Parade and Beach Street
  • Continue straight to the marina and turn left at Ronald Mcdonald House
  • Continue to the path then veer right and run over the bridge
  • Once off the bridge turn right onto the road into the park towards the water
  • Veer right on path do not go under the bridge, continue until main footpath
  • Turn left onto the path and continue back over the bridge
  • Turn left off the bridge onto the boardwalk and go under the bridge
  • Once through to the other side then veer left and cross Memorial Drive
  • Once back on the path veer left in front of The Reef Bar and Grill
  • Around past The Reef then veer right towards the main street
  • Through the main street around past Lobby’s Seafood on the path
  • Turn right at Memorial Drive car park, follow behind the shops with the water on your left
  • Cross behind Gloria Jeans onto the grass and down onto the jetty
  • Follow the jetty until the end and then go up the ramp onto the path
  • Follow under the bridge towards the marina, veer right down the ramp at the stairs
  • Veer left, follow the path along the water to the boatramp
  • Run across the car park behind the traffic island, veer right onto the breakwall
  • Follow the breakwall before you get to the end then veer right onto dirt track
  • Follow through to the car park past  the start/finish area
  • Turn around the traffic island into ocean pool car park and return to finish
  • Then veer right just past the ocean pool to enter the finish schute

4km Walk And Talk

1 Lap Course Step By Step

  • Start from Main Beach end of Oyster Parade and Beach Street
  • Continue straight to the marina, turn right at Ronald Mcdonald House
  • Continue on road towards and past boat ramp
  • Veer right onto path at breakwall, turn right before the end at the dirt track
  • Follow track through to car park past the start/finish
  • Turn around the traffic island into ocean pool car park and return to finish
  • Then veer right just past the ocean pool to enter the finish schute

Newcastle Permanent 4km Kids Fun Run

1 Lap Course Step By Step

  • Start from Main Beach end of Oyster Parade and Beach Street
  • Continue straight to the marina, turn right at Ronald Mcdonald House
  • Continue on road towards and past the boat ramp
  • Veer right onto path at breakwall, turn right before the end at the dirt track
  • Follow track through to car park past the start/finish
  • Turn around the traffic island into ocean pool car park and return to finish
  • Then veer right just past the ocean pool to enter the finish schute

Newcastle Permanent 2km Kids Fun Run

1 Lap Course Step By Step

  • Start from the Dorsal Hotel and continue up the hill past the ocean pool
  • Follow dirt track past the toilet block turn around before the primary school
  • Return the same way to the finish line
  • Then veer right just past the ocean pool to enter the finish schute