The Mawsons 50km Cycle event begins at the town bridge and winds its way along the scenic Island Road before hitting the turnaround point at Burkes Bridge. From here you will cycle back into town along the same road where you will complete your first loop. Turn around at the (new) roundabout at the entrance of the Cohuna Recreation Reserve and complete a second loop. Your finish line will be at the town bridge. Both the 25km and the Mawsons 50km cycle events begin at the same time.
|Pre-race briefing||9.15am at the start line|
|Cut off time||No official cut off time|
|Start line||Town Bridge, Cohuna|
|Finish line||Town Bridge, Cohuna|
|Turnaround point||Burkes Bridge and Island Rd roundabout|
|Course description||Bitumen. 2 laps|
- Race entry
- Race bib with timing chip
- Water stations on course
- Finishers medal
The start line is on the island side of the town bridge in Cohuna, near the entrance to Cohuna Recreation Reserve. The course follows Island Road 12.5km out to Burkes Bridge where the turnaround point is located. From Burkes Bridge, riders will return into town where they will reach their second turnaround point at the (new) roundabout near the entrance to the Cohuna Recreation Reserve. Repeat the course out to Burkes Bridge and head back into town where you will cross the finish line at the town bridge. Island Road is fully bitumen and is suitable for all weather conditions. It is a windy road and riders will need to be aware of other riders using the road in both directions.
NOTE: If COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from running the event in-person, all events will be run virtually (at your own location within a set time-frame). Medals will be distributed but no trophies will be awarded for place-getters.
All riders must be aware that there will be runners, walkers and return cyclists heading into town along Island Road. Runners in the 12.5km and half marathon events will be exiting at the second oval gate and crossing the road with the assistance of marshals. Always be on the lookout for other participants and take necessary precautions to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
Course directions and map
Start point, Island Rd near the Cohuna Recreation Reserve entrance
Follow Island Road out 12.5km before turning around at Burkes Bridge (do not cross Burkes Bridge)
Return into town along Island Road
Turn around at the (new) roundabout near the Cohuna Recreation Reserve entrance and complete a second loop
Finish line at town bridge, Cohuna
Thanks to Mawsons for its generous sponsorship of this event.