What do I do if I need first aid or don’t feel well during the race?

Please don’t compete if you have been sick or have had a viral infection in the two weeks prior to race day. You may potentially be putting your own health, and the health of fellow participants, at risk if you do so.

First-Aid stations are located along the course. They will provide immediate assistance and if further assistance is required, such as transportation to hospital, costs are incurred by the patient.

Am I allowed to run with an iPod or other music devices?

The use of iPods and other music players while competing have inherent risks and as such Fairfax Events discourages their use by competitors.

What do I do if I get in trouble in the water?

Raise your hand. Water safety patrols are carried out by Surf Life Saving Club members from Manly LSC and nearby surf lifesaving clubs who crew inflatable rescue boats, all with radio communications.

In addition, Surf Lifesavers on rescue boards, rescue skis and in surf boats will accompany swimmers along the course. Medical doctors will also be in attendance.

Injuries

Should you injure yourself or witness an incident whilst on site or participating in the event please report this as soon as possible to event organisers at Race HQ. 

Shark Safety

If you see a shark on the day of the event please notify the closest event staff or water safety team member. If necessary, water safety personnel will manage the evacuation of the water and management of the shark. 

Race Etiquette

Running:

  • Only seeded runners are allowed to warm up in front of the start line.
  • Starting before your allocated gun time will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Please no pushing to get over the line, the bib tags ensure that you record an accurate start time based on when you cross the line.
  • Please listen to the announcers for important last minute instructions.
  • he use of iPods and other music players while competing have inherent risks and as such Fairfax Events discourages their use by competitors.
  • Please remember to pick up after yourself and take all belongings with you to ensure we keep the local area looking beautiful.

Swimming:

  • Please ensure that you start in the correct wave group that you registered in, starting in the wrong wave will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Please no pushing to get over the line, the timing tags ensure that you record an accurate time.
  • Please listen to the announcers for important last minute instructions.
  • Please remember to pick up after yourself and take all belongings with you to ensure we keep the local area looking beautiful.

 

Injury & Incident Reporting

Should you injure yourself whilst at the event or need to report an incident, please report this as soon as possible to event personnel which includes security guards, course marshals or event organisers; alternatively you can contact the event information line on 1800 555 514 or email sunruncoleclassic@fairfaxmedia.com.au within 2 days of the event.