Athlete Check-In

Athlete Check-in is required for all participants who did not opt for bib postage.  You will collect your race bib and timing chip.  

Location: Runaway Sydney Half Marathon ExpoSt Mary's Cathedral Square, College Street, Sydney

Opening Hours:

  • Friday 3 May 2024: 7:00am - 7:00pm 
  • Saturday 4 May 2024: 8:00am - 4:00pm*

*Opening hours are subject to change

Please note, if you registered after Wednesday the 31st of January 2024, or did not select postage during registration, your bib will not be posted prior to the event.

What you will need to bring:

• Photo ID (drivers' licence or passport)

• QR Code​

Who can collect?

If you are unable to attend, another person can collect your race bib on your behalf, providing they have a copy of your confirmation email with your QR code.

No race bibs can be collected race morning.


Event Day Transport

Runners are encouraged to catch public transport and leave the car at home, as various roads will be closed before the run begins and special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect on many roads along and around the course.

• Trains: The closest train stations to the start area at Cahill Expressway are Wynyard and Martin Place, which are within short walking distance.

  • Please note that due to planned weekend trackwork trains will not run to City Circle stations and this may affect how you travel to the start line depending on where you are travelling from.

  • Trains from the West will end at Central, and trains from the North Shore will end at Wynyard. T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line trains will continue to run to Martin Place. Buses also replace some T2 Inner West Line trains, T3 Bankstown Line trains and Metro North West services on the weekend. 

  • From Central, change for light rail services to Circular Quay or T4 Line trains to Martin Place to get within short walking distance of the start area. Visit for more details and to plan your trip.

• Buses: Early morning buses will run to the city on some routes. Many services make stops within walking distance of the start area including Martin Place and Wynyard however keep in mind that some buses will be affected by road closures and will use different routes and stops. Visit for more details and to plan your trip.

• Light rail: Services will run to a normal Sunday timetable from 5am. The closest stops to the start area are Bridge St or Circular Quay on the L2 and L3 light rail lines. Services run regularly from 5am. 

• Ferries: Sydney Ferries will run to a regular Sunday timetable.

You’ll need to use a valid Opal card to travel on public transport. Alternatively you can use a contactless major debit or credit card or linked device to tap on and off services. For all the details on transport services and to plan your trip, visit

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Road Closures


 With an event of this size, we rely on the goodwill of businesses and residents to help us make the event a success. To assist those that live or work near or on the course, we will have maps of the traffic access plan, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place on Sunday 5 May 2024.

View details on our Traffic Impact page.


Runners are reminded that parking in the city is limited on Sunday mornings and road closures will be in place from as early as 2am so some car parks will be inaccessible, or you may experience delays accessing parking spaces.

If you have to drive, please familiarise yourself with the road closures, arrive early to secure a parking space and allow extra travel time.
Limited parking is available at the following locations:

  • Domain Car Park – St Mary’s Road Sydney – Open 24hrs – $12 flat fee - (Access from Boomerang Pl/ Yorong Pkwy, left onto St Mary's Road) height limit of 1.9m

  • Enacon Car Park – Cathedral Street – Open 4:45am - $15 flat fee - (Access from Boomerang Pl/ Yorong Pkwy, left onto St Mary's Road, left onto Cathedral St) height limit of 2.1m

  • If your vehicle is over 2.1m in height, please find alternate parking on streets or use Public Transport to get to the event.

Special Event Clearways

Street parking will be limited with special event clearway parking restrictions in place between 12.01am and 2pm on roads along and surrounding the event course in the CBD and Pyrmont. These clearways are in place to clear the course of vehicles for participant safety and to also increase road capacity.

Remember, special event clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicle types, and apply even to local residents and Mobility Scheme Permit Holders. Look for the bright yellow signs and check them carefully on the day and the night before as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your car is towed it will be moved to the nearest available parking space, you can call 132 701 to find its new location. For more details on clearway locations and times visit


Download the App

The Runaway Sydney Half Marathon mobile app is a fantastic tool for both athletes and supporters.

It has all the info you need ahead of race day including maps and event schedule plus your supporters will be able to follow you on race day. Download it now through your Apple App Store or Android Google Play by searching RUNAWAY MARATHON.

Download via your App store below.

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Spectator Info

Runaway Sydney encourages spectators to see and support their friends and family participating all throughout their race!

View Spectator Map

The best locations to enjoy Sydney and see your runners include:

Location NameKM MarkRunner DetailsAccess
Barangaroo Reserve/Millers Point
  • 10km - 2km
  • Half Marathon - 2km & 12km
See your runner as they come past at Towns Place for both 10k and Half Marathon and if your runner is in the Half Marathon see them again as they take in the stunning Harbour views at Barangaroo Reserve​.  10 minute walk from Wynyard Station or 20 minute walk from the start line through the Rocks .
Darling Harbour
  • 10km - 12km
  • Half Marathon - 10km
 See your runner as they head up along Darling Harbour towards Barangaroo Reserve    15 minute walk from Hyde Park along Market St or 5 minute walk from Wynyard station​.
  • Half Marathon - 6km & 9km
 See your runner twice as they head through the Pyrmont area of the course​. 25 minute walk from Hyde Park along Market St and the Pyrmont Bridge​ Access via Light Rail Services run from Central to Pyrmont Bay, The Star or John St Square​.
Dawes Point/Hickson Rd Reserve
  • 10km - 4km
  • Half Marathon - 14km
See your runner as they pass under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and take in the stunning views Sydney Harbour has to offer.  10min walk from Circular Quay. 
Macquarie Street
  • 10km - 6km
  • Half Marathon - 17km, 20km & Finish
 See your runner first for a last minute boost before they head into the Botanic Gardens. We'll have a sign making station set up here so you can get creative and cheer your runner on!  2min walk from Hyde Park. 
Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 10km - 7km & 10km
  • Half Marathon - 18km and 20km
 See your runner twice as they head around the Botanic Gardens and give them that last push they need to get them over that finish line.  5-10min walk from Hyde Park. 

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Hydration is an essential part to ensure your race day is a success. PURE Electrolyte Hydration will be on course at every second aid station and contains the electrolytes sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is formulated to replace electrolytes, provide fuel (5% carbohydrates) and hydrate while avoiding stomach upset. 

Sun, 5 May 2024