About the Punish

Destination Event of the Year


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 was affected by COVID at reduced capacity and the 2021 event was sadly cancelled entirely. The 2022 event was a thrill to welcome 1000 runners back to The Mount and we can not wait to see what 2023 brings!

Winner of the 2017 and 2019 Destination Event of the Year and finalists in 2018 and 2022, the Mount Panorama Punish is your ‘MUST DO’ running event for 2023.

The race track will be under traffic management, giving you the ONLY opportunity to really test yourself around this track without the risk of vehicles. Take the racing line around Hell Corner, glide across Brock Skyline taking in the breathtaking views, then crank up the pace as your throw yourself down through The Esses with Conrod Straight coming into sight!

Strict cut off times will be in operation:

  1. 3km – 30 minutes (near KOM and QOM at McPhillamy Park)
  2. Finish, 6.2km – 60 minutes

KOM and QOM will be located close to McPhillamy Park, at about the 3km mark. You have 60 minutes in total to complete the lap. This means you will have to maintain an average pace of 9:39 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.

Original image drawn by Brian Caldersmith for John Medley’s book “Bathurst – Cradle of Australian Motor Racing”.

2019 Mount Panorama Punish

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