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Bay to Bay Running Festival

Bay to Bay Running Festival

Woy Woy to Gosford

Half Marathon Start 08:10
2km Kids Run Start 07:00
12km Fun Run Start 07:00
5km Fun Run Start 10:40
Event Finishes 13:00

Important Travel Advice

Bay to Bay participants and spectators are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

The 2km event will start at Industree Group Stadium, Gosford at 7:00am. The 5km event will start at Adcock Park, West Gosford at 10:40am. Both the 12km event and Half Marathon will start at The Boulevard, Woy Woy at 7am and 8.10am respectively. All events will finish inside Industree Group Stadium, Gosford.

Trains run regularly to Gosford and Woy Woy Stations on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line. Participants receive free travel on trains and buses to and from the event.

If you’re driving, travel with your group and use nearby local parking. Traffic may be heavier than usual and roads in the area will close to allow racegoers to complete their event. Be patient, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Ticketing Entitlements

Bay to Bay 2024 Running Festival participants receive travel to and from the event valid on Sunday 16 June. Just show your race bib to Transport staff when boarding any of the following services:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (Gatepass purchase required at Domestic Airport and International Airport stations)
  • Sydney Metro
  • Sydney Metropolitan and Outer-Metropolitan Buses.
  • Transport Park&Ride car park

Remember to keep your race bib safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. 

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. 

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport services including metro, trains, buses ferries and light rail, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. 

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning. Change at Chatswood or Epping to connect with Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains to Gosford and Woy Woy.

For Metro service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to the 2km and 5km starting line is Gosford station.

The closest station to the 12km and half marathon starting line is Woy Woy station.

Both Gosford and Woy Woy stations are on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line within short walking distance of the event starting lines. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

Trackwork

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

Red Bus Services and Busways service the Central Coast area.

Roads in the area will close for the event and buses will divert while the road closures are in place.

Plan your trip by bus using the Trip Planner to find the nearest available stop to the event start lines. For bus service disruptions, check travel alerts.

For ferry service disruptions, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central to connect with Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains to Gosford and Woy Woy.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central to connect with Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains to Gosford and Woy Woy.

For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

If you're driving to the event, allow extra travel time and plan ahead as road closures will be in place. 

Road Closures

Motorists travelling between Gosford and Woy Woy will be diverted via Woy Woy Road. 

Key roads in the area will be closed for the event including:

  • The Boulevarde, Woy Woy between Brisbane Water Drive and Brick Wharf Road from 5am Saturday 15 June to 9am, Sunday 16 June.
  • Dane Drive, Gosford will be closed from approximately 6.50am to 1pm. 
  • The Riou Street/Pacific Highway on-ramp to the Central Coast Highway will be closed from 7.20am to 11.30am.
  • Rolling closure of Brisbane Water Drive from Blackwall Road to Glenrock Parade from 6.30am to 8am.
  • Alfred Higgs Place, Gosford between the roundabout on Central Coast Highway to the carpark underneath Brian McGowan Bridge from 5am to 1pm.

Motorists should avoid the area during the event but if travel is necessary, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers on site.

For real-time updates on traffic conditions and road closures, visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app

Taxi ranks are located at the following locations:

  • Central Coast Leagues Club
  • Gosford Station - William Street, Gosford
  • Woy Woy Station.

For details of taxi networks servicing the area, visit Transport Operators.

Racegoers and spectators driving to the event should allow plenty of extra travel as parking is expected to be in high demand.

Parking is available at Gosford and Woy Woy Stations.

  • For the half marathon and 12km event, park at Gosford Station and take the train to the starting line at Woy Woy. Gosford Station is a short walk from the finish line at Industree Group Stadium.
  • For the 5km event, street parking is available near Industree Group Stadium which is a short 1km walk from the starting line at Adcock Park. Limited parking will also be available within Adcock Park.
  • For the 2km kids event, local street parking is available around Industree Group Stadium. Parking is also available at Gosford Station, which is a short walk from the stadium.

For more parking information visit the Bay to Bay event website.

The participant ticket includes free Park&Ride parking, use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator. For Park&Ride locations and more information on how it works, go to Transport Park&Ride.

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).