Dorrigo Rainforest Run

“It was the furthest I had run before and the volunteers were all so lovely and supportive! It was well directed, clearly marked and it was great having an encouraging people at the finish.”

– Kath Little, 2022 runner

“I travelled up from Newcastle for this run and it was definitely worth the trip. The rainforest was amazing and the event was well organised. I’ll be back for future Coffs Trail Runners events.”

– Nik Adamson, 2022 runner

“The course was great,a good mix of technical singletrack and runnable trails”. It was well marked, and being out in front, i had no doubt where i was going.”

– Dan Stein, 2022 race winner

“The best part of the event was the grassroots community feel. It was great to catch-up, and make new friends, from Armidale to Coffs Harbour. “

– Tim Dyall, 2022 runner, Armidale Panthers Running Club


The next Dorrigo Rainforest Run will be held on:

Sunday 5th February 2023

Race Overview

Dorrigo Rainforest Run is a 23.6km race with ~650m+/- elevation.

Now listed by AURA and supported by National Parks & Wildlife Service

Starting 7:00am with a 6:30am registration this run goes through World-Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest of Dorrigo National Park.

The run will start at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre home to the visitor information centre / cafe, Skywalk and spectacular waterfalls.

There are toilets, bins and water at the start / finish.

Route is here

Strava Route is here

Cost is $10 and we offer a full refund on request.

Aid station will be located at:

  • 9.3km & 14.3km (Never Never Picnic Area – water, soft drink, food and a toilet located here)

Mandatory Gear

You must carry:

  • One Snake Bandage
  • Capacity to carry 1 litre
  • One fully charged mobile phone.

The 23.5km of the Dorrigo Rainforest Run is essentially broken up into three parts – 9.5km on Dome Road, 5km on Rosewood Creek Track and 9.5km on Dome Road.

From the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, runners will follow Dome Road for 9.5km out to Never Never Picnic Area. Dome Road is bitumen for 2.7km, before turning into a gravel and forest road for the rest of the 9.5km.

5km along Dome Road marks the Dorrigo National Park boundary and from there you will be submerged into the Gondwana World Heritage Rainforest.

At 9.3km you will reach the aid station at Never Never Picnic Area where a first aid officer and volunteer marshall will be. Water, soft drink, food and a toilet will be available here.

From Never Never Picnic Area, runners go clockwise around the 5km Rosewood Creek Track – arguably some of the most stunning rainforest singletrack found in NSW.

You will pass Coachwood Falls and numerous smaller cascades too. This is rainforest running at its absolute best.

After completing the Rosewood Creek Track at 14.3km , runners pass the aid at Never Never Picnic Area again before following Dome Road 9.5km back to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre to finish.

We have a approved landowner consent, insurance and all other required documentation for this event.

Thankyou to National Parks & Wildlife Service and Bellingen Shire Council for supporting this event.