Race Day Info

It’s almost time for the 2022 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival!  Here you’ll find further details on race start. Please check your event guide for additional info.

Start Venue

Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, Sydney. With significant road closures & parking restrictions, be sure to check our transport page to help you plan your trip.

Start Map

Start cut-off procedures

Participants must be across the line prior to the start cut-off times listed below.

Participants in all events who miss their start window will still get the chance to run, but will be re-directed right into Burton Street, through the tunnel, then up the stairs onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Event Start time Start cut-off
Blackmores Half Marathon 6.00am 6.20am
Blackmores Wheelchair Marathon 7.00am 7.05am
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 7.05am 7.15am
Blackmores Bridge Run (10km) 8.00am 8.35am
Blackmores Family Fun Run (3.5km) 9.00am 9.25am

Participants need to be mindful of course cut-off times. Sydney roads need to be re-opened promptly and there is an allocated time for participants to reach key areas of the course. If a participant fails to reach the designated point by the indicated time they will be given the option of withdrawing from the race or continuing, but being redirected. To view a full list of course cut-off times please visit www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au/coursecut-offs


Race Day Etiquette

  • For slower runners, joggers or walkers it is important to be in the correct starting group. There are three groups in each race all seeded according to expected finish time.
  • All prams and wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the marathon) must be in the final start group (C Group) of the Blackmores Bridge Run and Blackmores Family Fun Run only.
  • Net time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will only activate once you have crossed the start timing mats.
  • Listening to music through personal devices is discouraged for the safety of all participants.
  • Always follow the directions of all race officials and emergency service personnel.
  • Do not stop or change directions suddenly and keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right.
  • Please utilise the toilet facilities provided at the start venue and at the drink stations on course. Public urination is illegal.
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