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 - 6:00pm 
  • Saturday 4 May 2024: 8:00am - 4:00pm*

*Opening hours are subject to change


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.

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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 21 May 2023.

View details on our Traffic Impact page.

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 & 13km
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 .
Sussex St & Darling Harbour/Barangaroo Foreshore
  • 10km - 12km
  • Half Marathon - 3km
 See your runner as they head along Sussex St before heading down to the Darling Harbour/Barangaroo Foreshore to see them as they head back from Pyrmont towards the CBD.   15 minute walk from Hyde Park along Market St or 5 minute walk from Wynyard station​.
  • Half Marathon - 5km & 10km
 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
 See your runner as they head towards the finish line along Macquarie St – please ensure you stay on the western side of the road.​  2min walk from Hyde Park. 
Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 10km - 7km & 10km
  • Half Marathon - 18km & 21km
 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. Look out for HOKA's activation at Mrs Macquarie's Chair whilst you are there​!  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