Mount Panorama Punish


COVID 19 Update:

The organisers of the Mount Panorama Punish, in line with NSW Health guidelines to avoid travel between regions for sporting activities, has made the decision to restrict runners to ONLY those who live in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Bathurst
  • Lithgow
  • Oberon
  • Blayney
  • Cowra
  • Orange
  • Cabonne 

While we would love to have a full field of racers from across Australia, that’s just not possible this year, so we must adapt and do what we can.  No runners from outside those Local Government Areas listed above will be permitted to attend the event this year. 

All registered participants have been sent an email with more information on the options available to them.  If you feel that you should have received an email but haven’t, please firstly check your Spam and Junk folders, then email us at info@panoramapunish.com with your registration details.

Registrations remain open for residents of the above named areas, until a limit of 500 runners is reached. Strict COVID-Safe measures will be in place and spectators will not be permitted to attend.

For more information, please view our COVID-safe information page.

Mount Panorama Punish is ‘one hot lap’ of the iconic motor racing circuit… with a difference. It’s your legs that will provide the horsepower and your lungs that will burn. With 174m of elevation gain over the 6.2km track, Mount Panorama Punish is a running race with no peer. Re-established in its current format in 2017, the 2020 event is set to be huge!

Winner of the 2017 and 2019 Destination Event of the Year, the Mount Panorama Punish is your ‘MUST DO’ running event for 2020.

Supported by Bathurst Regional Council, the track will be under traffic management, giving you the ONLY opportunity to really test yourself around this track without the risk of vehicles.

Strict cut off times will be in operation:

  1. 3km – 40 minutes (near KOM and QOM at McPhillamy Park)
  2. Finish, 6.2km – 70 minutes

KOM and QOM will be located close to McPhillamy Park, at about the 3km mark. You have 70 minutes in total to complete the lap. This means you will have to maintain an average pace of 11.25 min/km. Sounds easy but the first 3km are uphill the whole way. Never fear;  if you don’t make it to the checkpoints in time, a bus will be on hand to get you back to the start line.

Click on the thumbnail image below to see a course map showing the elevation and distance markers.


The Mount Panorama Punish is run entirely by volunteers and all profits are donated to charities.  We’d love to have you help, either before or on race day!  Please complete this form if you’d like to give us a hand!  Thank you so much 🙂

We love our sponsors and supporters!

2019 Mount Panorama Punish

Some Fun Facts about the Race
6213 metres
Race Distance
174 metres
Elevation Gain
9.4 min/km
Pace Required
500 Maximum
COVID Competitor Limit