Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k 2019
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 8,000 participants will take part in the annual Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k fun run & walk events starting from 7.30am on Sunday Morning. The course starts from George St at The Rocks and travels 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.
More ways to pay
If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card which displays the contactless payment symbol, or linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and off at Opal card readers on trains, light rail and Sydney Ferries. Keep in mind if you’re travelling by bus you still need to use an Opal card. Standard (peak) Adult Opal fare pricing applies. If you consistently use the same contactless card or linked device to tap on and tap off, you may qualify for Opal daily, weekly and Sunday fare caps but no other Opal benefits apply.
Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.
Metro services start running from the early morning until late. Change at Epping or Chatswood to connect with Sydney Trains services to Wynyard.
You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services. You will need to use your Opal card on North West Night Bus services.
The closest station to and from the start line is Circular Quay. The starting line and finish area for both the 5km and 10km events is on George Street near the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
You may have to change trains to continue your trip to and from Circular Quay due to trackwork taking place on the weekend during the event.
- Trains from Penrith on the T1 Western Line and trains from Hornsby on the T9 Northern Line end at Central so you’ll need to change for a train to Circular Quay to continue your trip to the start line.
- Trains from Lindfield on the T1 North Shore Line end at North Sydney so you'll need to change for a train to Wynyard to continue your trip to the start line.
- Trains from Berowra and Hornsby on the T1 North Shore Line end at Wynyard so you can either change for a train to Circular Quay or it’s a short 10 minute walk to the start line.
Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 27 July until 02:00 Monday 29 July and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- City Circle: Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall.
- T1 North Shore Line: trains run between Berowra and Wynyard only.
- T1 Western Line Penrith trains run between Penrith and Central only. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only.
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Ashfield and Central. Leppington trains run between Leppington and Central only.
- T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Some trains to the City run via Sydenham.
- T9 Northern Line: Trains run between Hornsby and Central only.
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 buses that usually travel through The Rocks, Walsh Bay, King St Wharf and Pyrmont will be diverting from their regular routes and terminating early while roads are closed for the event.
The following buses will be affected:
- Routes 252, 288, 290 and 292: from 6.30am to 10am services will terminate at Lang Park, York St and depart from Stand R, Clarence St near Margaret St at Wynyard.
- Routes 311, 324 and 325: from 6.30am to 10.30am services will terminate at Park St, Stand J and depart from QVB York St, Stand A at Town Hall.
- Route 389: from 7.30am to 10am services will terminate at Pirrama Rd before Darling Island Rd and depart from Pirrama Rd after Jones Bay Rd.
Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends.
On Sundays ferry services don't start until 7.30am yo you won't be able to catch a ferry to the start line on time. Circular Quay wharves are within short walking distance of the finish line if you're planning to catch the ferry home after the event.
Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central for a train to Circular Quay or Wynyard to get to the start line.
To facilitate the event safely, road closures will be in place along the course through the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Millers Point, Barangaroo, King St Wharf and Pyrmont.
Key road closures:
- 5am to 12pm: Circular Quay West at the OPT
- 5am to 10.30am: George St from Essex St to Hickson Rd
- 6.30am to 10.30am: Hickson Rd from George St in The Rocks through to Erskine St at King Street Wharf as well as sections of Dalgety Rd, Napoleon St, Towns Pl, Watermans Quay and Barangaroo Ave
- 7.30am to 10am: Northbound lanes Sussex St from King St to Erskine St, Slip St and sections of Murray St and Pirrama Rd
- 8.30am to 10am: Cuthbert St, King St, Lime St, Erskine St and Shelley St in King St Wharf - no exit available until Erskine St at Sussex St reopens.
Changed local access arrangements - Sydney CBD, King St Wharf and Pyrmont:
- Four Seasons Hotel: between 5am and 10.30am access to the hotel via George St from Essex St only. There will be no entry into Wilson Parking at 155 George St. Vehicles can continue to exit under traffic control when there are safe gaps between runners.
- King St Wharf: between 8:30am and 10am access to King St Wharf is via Wheat Road only. There will be no entry or exit via Erskine St during this time due to closures on Sussex St for the event. Vehicle entering the precinct need to be aware they cannot exit until after 10am when roads reopen.
- Pyrmont: between 7.30am and 10am access into The Star carpark will not be available via Pirrama Rd, access via Pyrmont St and Jones Bay Rd instead. Vehicles may exit the carpark onto Pirrama Rd (northbound only) under traffic control until 8:45am. No access to or from Australian National Maritime Museum during these times.
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.
Parking is limited so participants are encouraged to consider the public transport options.
If you plan to drive and park, remember to allow extra time walking from your parking space to arrive at the race start approx. 45mins before the event. There are a limited number of car parks within walking distance of the start line that operate early on Sunday mornings. Some options include:
- Clocktower Car Park, 55 Harrington St, The Rocks. Approx. 5-minute walk to the start line.
- Sydney Opera House Car Park, 2 Macquarie St, Sydney. Approx. 10minute walk to the start line.
- Barangaroo Reserve Car Park, Entry via 1 Towns Pl, Barangaroo Point. Approx. 13-minute walk to start line.
Special event clearways
Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place on both sides of Hickson Road between Pottinger Street and George Street from 4am until 10.30am.
Clearways are strict no-parking zones and apply even for local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully 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 on-site.
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).