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Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k fun run and walk 2018

SH10K & 5K

The Rocks, Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf & Pyrmont

5km run start
10km run start
All events finish

Important event information

Up to 7,000 participants will take part in the annual Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k from 07:30 starting from The Rocks on George Street travelling around the harbour foreshore via Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf and Pyrmont.

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place early in the morning so participants are encouraged to arrive early and catch public transport to and from the event.

The best way to get to the event is by public transport however major trackwork is scheduled and may affect how you get tot the start line so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. See details below and use the Trip Planner.

Due to trackwork affecting Circular Quay, the closest station to and from the start line is Wynyard. The starting line and finish area for both the 5km and 10km events is on George Street near the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Major trackwork is scheduled over the weekend with buses replacing trains on parts of the City Circle, T1 Northern & Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T8 Airport & South, Blue Mountains and Central Coast & Newcastle lines from 23:00 Saturday 28 until 10:00 Sunday 29 July. This work will also affect T1 North Shore and T3 Bankstown lines.

Your travel to the start line and home again will be affected. Make sure to plan ahead using the Trip Planner and the below information as impacts to some lines vary before/after 06:00 and after 10:00:

  • T1 North Shore Line trains end at Wynyard until 10:00. The start line is a 1km walk from the station. After 10:00 services resume to a changed timetable.
  • T1 Northern & Western, Blue Mountains and Central Coast & Newcastle Line:
    • Before 06:00, trains end at Strathfield. Change for an express bus to Wynyard.
    • 06:00 to 10:00, trains end at Central. Change for a bus route 1CC to Wynyard.
    • After 10:00, services resume to a changed timetable.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line trains end at Ashfield until 10:00, change for an express bus to Wynyard. After 10:00 services resume to a changed timetable.
  • T3 Bankstown Line and T8 Airport & South Line* trains end at Sydenham all weekend. From Sydenham, change for a train to Martin Place, where the start line is a 1.1km walk away. *Buses replace T8 Airport & South Line trains between Sydenham and Central via the Airport stations all weekend.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line trains continue to run to all stops. Alight the train at Martin Place which is a 1.1km walk to the start line.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

A number of bus routes run towards Circular Quay or nearby Wynyard and Martin Place to get you to the start line.

Some Sydney Buses services will be diverting from regular routes and terminating at alternate bus stops while the roads are closed for the event.

While roads are closed for the event, the following buses will be affected:

  • Between 06:30 and 10:00, Routes 252, 288, 290 and 292 will terminate at Lang Park, York St and depart from Clarence St near Margaret St at Wynyard.
  • Between 06:30 and 10:30, Routes 311, 324 and 325 will terminate at  Park St (Stand J) and depart from York St (Stand A) at Town Hall. 
  • Between 07:30 and 10:00 Route 389 will terminate early in Pyrmont on Pirrama Rd before Darling Island Rd and depart from Pirrama Rd after Jines Bay Rd. 

For service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay, from there the start line is only a few minutes walk away on George Street.

For ferry service disruptions check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Due to trackwork, you'll need to catch a rail replacement bus to continue your trip towards Circular Quay.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information.

To facilitate the event safely, road closures will be in place along the course through the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Dawes Point, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf and Pyrmont.

Key road closures:

  • 05:00 to 10:30: George St from Essex St to Hickson Rd.
  • 05:00 to 12:00 midday: Argyle St from George St and Circular Quay West.
  • 06:30 to 10:30: Hickson Rd from George St to Napoleon St, Sussex St from Napoleon St to Erskine St, Towns Pl, Dalgety Rd, Napoleon St, Towns Pl, Watermans Quay and Barangaroo Ave.
  • 07:30 to 10:00: northbound lanes Sussex St from King St to Erskine St,  Slip St and sections of Murray St and Pirrama Rd in Pyrmont.

Changed access - King St Wharf and Pyrmont:
- Access to/from King St Wharf restricted between 08:45 and 10:00 during the event. No entry or exit via Erskine St during this time. Entry into the precinct is available via Wheat Rd.
- No access into The Star car park via Pirrama Rd. Exit only permitted under traffic control.


If you are getting dropped to the event, the closest and most easily accessible streets to the start line are Argyle St if you are travelling from the west or north and Harrington St if travelling from the south or east. From both Argyle and Harrington streets, the start area at First Fleet Park is a short walk through Jack Mundey Place.

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Special event clearways will be in place on both sides of Hickson Road between Pottinger Street and George Street from 04:00 until 10:30. 

Special event clearways are strict no parking zones even for local residents or RMS mobility scheme permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

Other sections of the course do not have Special Event Clearways, however, if you park on the event route before road closures are in place you will not be able to move your vehicle while the event is underway until roads reopen, unless permitted to do so by a Traffic Controller or the NSW Police.

Parking will be limited so participants are encouraged to consider the public transport options.

If you do choose to drive, paid parking is available at various nearby carparks. Visit City of Sydney - Parking for locations and details.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).