The Entrance ,
- 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
- Road Race
The course is touted as "fast, flat & scenic" and the race itself holds true. Starting at the north end of the Central Coast at The Entrance, the course finds itself winding back south around Tuggerah Lake and heading west towards Chittaway Bay hugging the shoreline on the shared bike/pedestrian pathway. The downside to this is that the path isn't closed off to the general public so you'll find that you do have to dodge others on bikes, or strollers - especially if you are towards the back of the pack.
Unfortunately as the course is at the waters edge, the heavy rain the week before ensured that parts of the course were underwater. While mostly flat, there are portions of the race that require use of wooden overpasses over streams, which require careful attention when running over.
Course cut-off is 3 hours, no expo pre-race but merchandise is available at packet pick-up. The finish line is at Memorial Park at The Entrance, where you'll find sufficient post-race snacks and entertainment.