A note from the event organisers:

Sydney Residents Urged to Plan Travel as Runners Prepare for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is expecting 33,000 participants from over 66 countries to run, walk or jog in one of the stunning events which gives participants the unique opportunity for all runners to cross the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free and take in Sydney’s spectacular sights. It is a legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The Blackmores Sydney Marathon course for 2017 is a flat, fast and beautiful route. The marathon continues to hold the prestigious top honour of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label Status – recognising the event alongside the big city of marathons such as London, Boston and New York. It is also the only Australian running event that is broadcast live. The event has raised over $16,900,000 for local charities and will contribute over $11,000,000 to the local economy.

Important new road closure and special event clearway information:

Road closures will be in place along the 42 km course in North Sydney, the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Moore Park and Centennial between 4am and 1:30pm. Refer to the links below for the maps with the details on locations and times of the road closures near you.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Cahill Expressway will be closed from 4am until 11am and sections of the Western Distributor from 4am until 12 midday. Note that the Sydney Harbour Tunnel and the Eastern Distributor will remain open.

Special event clearways will be in place on roads along and surrounding the 42 km event course between 1am, and 12:30pm.

Special event clearways are ‘no parking’ zones and apply even if you have a parking permit. Make sure to check signs carefully before parking on the day and the night before as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

For detailed road closures and special event clearway information, go to www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Important public transport information:

With extensive road closures in Milsons Point, Sydney CBD, Millers Point, Barangaroo, Darlinghurst, Pyrmont, Ultimo, Moore Park and Centennial Park, leave the car at home and let public transport run you to the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

Participants and Volunteers are also reminded to travel to and from the event via Public Transport with their integrated travel & entry ticket. Participants will simply need to show their race bib and volunteers will need to show their Volunteer Induction & Training Guide when boarding transport services.

This includes travel on:

Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations)
Regular bus services across Sydney
Sydney Ferries
Light Rail services.


There is no trackwork scheduled for the weekend of the 16 and 17 September 2017.

For detailed public transport information, visit www.transportnsw.info or call 131 500.

Area specific maps:

Download a map with road closure and special event clearways in the affected areas.

Course Overview
click here

Sydney CBD, Millers Point, Barangaroo, Dawes Point, The Rocks & Darlinghurst
click here

North Sydney & Milsons Point
click here

Pyrmont, Ultimo & Darling Harbour
click here

Centennial & Moore Park
click here

How you can help:

Should you know of anyone who may be affected by these road closures on Sunday 17 September, please forward on this newsletter to assist them in their travel plans.

The organisers of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival thank you for your patience throughout this time.

Contact details:

Event Website:

Event Information:
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or (02) 9282 0400

Road Closure Information:
or 132 701

Transport Information:
or 131 500

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