ON THE DAY

Important Information

START TIME
Check your start time on-line (dashboard) and make sure you follow the procedure outlined below.

GEAR
Organise your mandatory gear prior event day and be prepared for anything on the day.

WEATHER
Be prepared for anything. This is a self-sufficient event, so make sure you carry all the gear you need to be comfortable and safe on this hike. Sunrise: 06:12am and Sunset: 19:08pm.

MEDICAL
All participants medical information and emergency contacts must be up-to-date on-line and on back of your bib number.

MAPS
Download the Sydney Harbour Hike App and follow the signs and markers along the way.

CREW
Plan event with your crew. Where to meet? What time to meet? What do the crew carry for you? Remember limited parking at the checkpoints.

HYDRATION
Carry at least a 300ml hand-held bottle or a hydration pack to refill along the way. There are public water fountains almost every 3-4 km along the route, make sure you re-hydrate regularly!

Safety and Emergency

  • As a runner, please look out for slower hikers and other pedestrian. Remember WALK LEFT, OVERTAKE RIGHT! Make your intention clear to others before you overtake.
  • Follow all instructions of marshals and volunteers
  • Hydrate, eat and be prepared for all weather conditions
  • Be Road Safe! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for vehicles
  • Avoid listening to music, leave your head-phones at home
  • Follow all the emergency instructions

NON LIFE-THREATENING

You will find First Aid at the Check Point and the Finish Area. For minor issues please come to the First Aid area. 

If you need help along the course:

  1. Call or text Event 1st Aid Emergency Phone 0421 329 666, who will arrange help
  2. Check in with your crew if applicable.  
  3. If in doubt of severity call 000.
  4. If you do leave the event, you must advise Event Organiser immediately on 0436 453 308 

LIFE-THREATENING

  1. Call 000 Emergency
  2. Tell them you are part of Sydney Harbour Hike Event
  3. Follow instructions 
  4. Call Event Organiser on 0436 453 308 when you can and advise what has happened
  5. Avoid talking to media or outsiders
  6. We recommend you download the ‘Emergency Plus’ App. The app can help you provide exact location to emergency services.

Evacuation

Should an emergency arise, and you are required to leave the course, you will receive an SMS alert from the event organiser or be directed by route marshals. 

In the event of an unexpected electrical storm, you will need to try and find shelter immediately. Keep away from lone trees or rocks.

  • Avoid Metal Items: Set aside any metal items such as hiking poles, pack frames 
  • Avoid Water: Ocean, lakes, heavily soaked ground 
  • 30/30 Rule: Count to 30 between first spot lightning and thunder. If it is less than 30 seconds, take shelter immediately (vehicle or solid building) but avoid small open structures and single trees.

Mandatory and Recommended Gear

MANDATORY GEAR

  • Bibs: Event bibs worn on front. Make sure you fill-in back with your Emergency Phone details before the start!
  • Water: Minimum 300ml water carrying capacity – small bottle or CamelBak bladder. And have some snacks with you too! 
  • First Aid: Basic kit (blister pads, band aids, sun lotion, hand sanitizer, mask)
  • Mobile Phone: Fully charged! Save the event organiser (0436 453 308) and 1st Aid (0421 329 666) numbers. Download the Event Map App. 
  • Hi-Viz Vest with reflecgive strips. For your own safety, wear in the dark and on roadways.

RECOMMENDED GEAR


  • Sunglasses and a cap
  • Rain jacket, sweater (weather depending) 
  • Small torch for early morning and late evening
  • Spare clothes (fresh t-shirt) for finish line
  • Cash or card for those refreshments along the way and the bus ticket home
  • Spare Batterie to re-charge mobile phone

At the start

START TIME
Between 07:00am and 08:00am - this is an Arrive and Go event. No mass start, No lingering

START VENUES
Bondi, North Bondi Park, next to Pavilion
View Bondi Map

Manly, North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club (T-section Pine Street / Esplanade)
View Manly Map

BIB COLLECTIONS
Bibs will be mailed to you in advance of event.

BIB CHANGE
Look for the Check-in desk at start. If you handed your entry bib to someone else that person MUST check in at the Registration Desk. This is necessary for insurance and safety reasons.

DROP BAGS
For health (CV-19) reasons there will be NO BAG DROP available at the starts of Sydney Harbour Hike 2022*. You need to be self-sufficient and carry everything you may need during the day with you (including a change of clothes at finish line) .

*We may change this policy closer to event day. Remember, you could have someone dropping off a bag for you at the finish line to be collected by you.

CREW
If you have crew supporting you, make sure they know where to meet up with you along the route.

START WAVES
Make sure you start in the correct wave to make your time count and arrive 15 minutes prior your start.

No registration possible on event day.

On the route

There are different markings for Sydney Harbour Hike. Make sure you have downloaded the Event app.

You will find the following markings along the route:

a) Official Bondi to Many Walk Markers (on payment, buildings, poles)
b) Special Sydney Harbour Hike Signs:
Orange Tape: At difficult intersection, in woods or bush areas
Triangle Markers / Arrows: Along the route to show you the right direction to continue
c) Event Volunteers and Road Marshalls along the route

Rules to follow

  • Avoid ‘bottle necks’ if possible, at narrow sections, road crossings or at checkpoint, please be patient and keep your Covid safe distance.
  • Slow hikers = Go Left / Fast Runners = Pass Right. 
  • Be mindful of other ‘non-event’ walkers too. 
  • Never run across roads or intersections and follow instructions of Marshals
  • Support Crew can meet you anywhere along the route. Make sure you stay within 200m of course and only stop where it is SAFE to do so.
  • To make your time count (and for us to know where you are) make sure you CROSS TIMING STRIPE at Start, Checkpoint and Finish Line.
  • We rely on the integrity of each participant to complete the whole route and keep on the marked course on the day. If in doubt check the app or ask a volunteer or fellow participant.

Checkpoints and Finish Times

  • Both checkpoints will be operational between 08:00am and 15:00pm
  • You will find first aid, water and minimal snacks at the checkpoint.
  • Make sure you pass over the timing mat to make your time count!
  • Public toilets are available near-by both checkpoints, and you find many more along the route.
  • Public parking is close-by both checkpoints but can be limited.

MANLY TO BRIDGE CHECKPOINT AT 21KM

Balmoral Park – south end of Oval at the 1st Sea Scouts Hall
View in Google Maps

Additional recommended Rest Stops:

BONDI TO BRIDGE CHECKPOINT AT 19KM

Rosebay, Lyne Park (next to Seaplane Terminal)
View in Google Maps

Additional recommended Rest Stops:

IMPORTANT: The recommended rest stops listed above are not staffed. They have public water fountains and toilets as well as a café shop near-by. Make sure you use these stops (or one of the many more along both routes) and take the time to hydrate, eat and rest.

Finish

  • Finish at Kirribilli Market will be operational between 09:00am and 19:00pm - View in Google Maps
  • You will find first aid, water, limited electrolyte drinks, minimal snacks as well as food vans at finish
  • Make sure you collect your medal and visit The Fred Hollows Foundation marquee
  • Our friends from Sweaty Soul offer stretching and massages at south end of the finish area
  • Toilet facilities are available at the north end of the finish area.

Other questions

Can I withdraw from the event?

To ensure the safety of everyone, it is recommended that you hike if possible, with a friend or work colleague, you can look after each other and it's more fun too ?

Should you have to withdraw from the event, you MUST let the organiser know by calling or sending an SMS (with name and bib number) to 0000000000 before going home. This will help us to know who is still hiking and who has finished the event. We like to avoid starting a search party for you or having to call you in the middle of the night to check where you are ?.

Will there be any Awards, Results, or Certificates?

All participants who successfully complete the event will be able to collect their medal at the finish! A digital Certificate will be sent to everyone the week after the event. Official results will be available on the website within 48 hours.

I need some help reaching my fundraising goal

  1. Send an email to your friends and family asking them to support your Hike To Restore Sight.
  2. Remind them that just $25 can help restore sight to a needlessly blind person
  3. Share your Fundraising Page on Facebook and invite friends to donate a
  4. Check out our range of posters and other tools to help with your fundraising
  5. Talk to your employer about matching the amount you raised or making a company donation to help you reach your goal.