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The NSW Central Coast is approximately 1.5hours drive North from Sydney, following the F3 freeway and taking the Gosford turnoff (just after the yellow dinosaur on the hill). An alternate, more scenic route is via the Pacific Highway, but the time taken is considerably longer.

The Central Coast is a popular tourist destination particularly to Sydneysiders as it is easily accessible for short weekend visits and has fantastic beaches and coastal facilities. Key tourist locations are Gosford, Wyong, Terrigal, Avoca, The Entrance, Shelley Beach, Toowoon Bay, Woy Woy, Umina, Ettalong. The Central Coast is surrounded by National Parks and scenic waterways, making it a very unique and special place to run with a large variety of scenic options.


The main club in the area is the Terrigal Trotters who often have maps on their website. They meet by the Surf Club at Terrigal beach every Saturday morning at 6am.

Click here for their website

Runs from Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach looking north towards Terrigal

Some Bush runs on the Central Coast

These routes are for runners interested in mainly offroad/trail running. Some runs can be varied in distance to become more or less challenging:

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