The course starts and finishes in Central Avenue near the Domain
change rooms between Art Gallery Road and Hospital Road.
Start on the path (Central Avenue) that leads to the restaurant
at the opposite end of the Domain. Turn right towards the restaurant
then left across the Cahill Expressway bridge in Art Gallery
Road. Take care to avoid pedestrians and garden beds in this
Art Gallery Road joins Mrs Macquaries Road at the fork in the
road. The path proceeds down Mrs Macquaries Road and then turns
left towards Farm Cove (1 km). Follow the path down the slope,
and then turn right towards Mrs Macquarie's Point. Proceed around
the Point. Follow the path along the flat and up a small rise.
Take the lower path past the Boy Charlton Pool (2 km).
Continue on the lower path on the left side of Mrs Macquaries
Road until you reach the steps that join the path alongside Mrs
Macquaries Road. Turn left along the path past the Electrical
Sub Station. Turn left again down the long set of steps. Take
care when running down the steps, particularly if conditions
are wet. Keep left going down the steps unless overtaking.
Turn right at the bottom of the steps, run along Lincoln Crescent,
then turn right up the set of steps beside the Cahill Expressway.
Two thirds of the way up these steps turn right and join the
path that leads back to Mrs Macquaries Road. The path continues
above the Electrical Sub Station (the 3 km point is 50 m past
the Sub Station). At the top of the Boy Charlton Pool take the
path down to the foreshore to Mrs Macquarie's Point (the 4 km
mark is at the bottom of the small hill past Mrs Macquarie's
Chair). Continue back along this path beside the Botanic Gardens
fence (the 5 km point is just before the bridge across the Cahill
Cross the bridge in Art Gallery Road and turn right before the
restaurant. Follow the path that leads to Hospital Road. There
is a fork in the Domain; keep left. Just before joining Hospital
Road, turn left across the grass just past the tree on your left.
Run parallel to Hospital Road, keeping the tree on your left.
Turn left down the next path, and turn left again at the first
path intersection to run back towards the restaurant and away
from the finish. At the end of this path, turn hard right to
run back along the path (Central Avenue) that leads to the finish
Good luck and safe running!
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