Course Description – Rifle Range

Travel East along McIvor Highway, turn left at Pope’s Road and follow the signs.
The start area is at the junction of Wellsford Rd and Popes Track, Junortoun, near the fence line.

LONG DISTANCE – 7.9km

  • From the startline, head north along the fire road following the fenceline.
  • This path is lightly undulating, but easy going.
  • 1.25 km – you will see a turnoff to the right.
    THIS IS THE TURNOFF FOR THE MEDIUM COURSE.
  • 1.4km – Continue to the corner of the fenceline and turn LEFT, continue to follow the track with the fenceline on your left.
  • 1.9km – IGNORE the turnoff to the right. CONTINUE FORWARD.
  • 2.0km – 2.7km – Here you have the steepest climb of the course! Keep following the fenceline track until you reach an intersection at 3.2km
  • 3.2km – Turn hard right onto Tresize Track.Follow Tresize Track, without deviation.
  • 5.8km – At the insection of Tresize Track and Popes Track, turn right into Popes Track.
  • 5.8km – 6.9km – Descend downwards along Popes Track.
  • 6.9km – 7.8km – We hope you’ve saved something in reserve! This is a steady uphill climb to the finish along Popes Track to the intersection with Wellsford Road.
  • 7.8km – Turn hard right around the road at the intersection of Popes Track and Wellsford Road to the Finish Line.

MEDIUM DISTANCE – 3.5 km

  • From the startline, head north along the fire road following the fenceline.
  • This path is lightly undulating, but easy going.
  • 1.25 km – TURN right onto the unnamed track.
  • 1.7 km – At the insection with Popes Track, TURN RIGHT into Popes Track.
  • 1.7km – 2.4km Descend downwards along Popes Track.
  • 2.4km – 3.4km – We hope you’ve saved something in reserve! This is a steady uphill climb to the finish along Popes Track to the intersection with Wellsford Road.
  • 3.4 km – Turn hard right around the road at the intersection of Popes Track and Wellsford Road to the Finish Line.

SHORT DISTANCE – 1 km

  • This is an out-and-back course.
  • From the startline, head north along the fire road following the fenceline for 5oom.
  • Turnaround and head back to the start area.

All courses distances are approximate.

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