Event Date

The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run & Cole Classic will be held on Saturday - Sunday, February 3 - 4, 2018.

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Sun Run
Aquathlon
Cole Classic
Entry Fees

Sun Run

The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run will be held on Saturday, February 3. The Sun Run will consist of a 7km and 10km run alongside Sydney’s Stunning coastline from Dee Why Beach to Manly Beach.
Course Start Times Start Group
10km 6:45 AM Seeded - For runners who aim to complete the course in sub 35 minutes (men) and sub 40 minutes (women). Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Red Start - For runners who aim to complete the course in sub 60 minutes. Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
The Sydney Morning Herald Blue Start - This Start Group is the first open group with no qualifying time required. Participants wishing to run or jog the length of the course but have no prior race time are encouraged to enter into this group. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Green Start - Joggers, walkers, fun groups and pushed wheelchairs & strollers who aim to complete the course within 110 minutes.
7km 7:25 AM Yellow Start - For runners who aim to complete the course in sub 45 minutes.
Purple Start - For joggers, walkers, fun groups and pushed wheelchairs and strollers.

No pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skateboards or roller blades are permitted in any group. Those pushing someone in a wheelchair or stroller are asked to start from the back.

* The 10km course is an AIMS certified course, the 7km course in an approximate measurement only.

Do I qualify for a Pre-qualifying Start Group?

If you have competed in a race listed on the Qualifying Times page below and you meet the required time, you will automatically qualify and a pre-qualifying start group will be available for selection during registration.

If you have not competed in a previous event listed on the Qualifying Times page, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form below prior to entering with previous results. We accept times from any official race, anywhere in the world, within the last two years and over 10km's in distance.

We also accept times from Garmin, Strava, or MapMyRun from anywhere in the world, within the past 6 months that are 10km or more in distance. Please ensure your account is set to public for us to be able to see and assess your pre-qualification request.

We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.

Aquathlon

The Sydney Morning Herald Aquathlon will be held on Saturday, February 3. Aquathlon will consist of a Run, Swim, Run course beginning in Dee Why with a 2km run followed by a 500m swim at North Curl Curl and finishes with a 6km run to South Steyne, Manly. Entries into the Aquathlon are strictly limited and only available until sold out. Entries to the Aquathlon are now SOLD OUT.
Course Start Times Start Group
Aquathlon 7:10 AM Orange - The aquathlon will consist of a Run, Swim, Run course beginning in Dee Why with a 2km run followed by a 500m swim at North Curl Curl and finishes with a 6km run to South Steyne, Manly. SOLD OUT

Please click here to see more information about the Aquathlon course. 

Cole Classic

The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic will be held on Sunday, February 4. Experience Sydney’s Northern Beaches with our iconic Cole Classic 1km, 2km and 5km ocean swims celebrating 35 years.
Course Age Restriction Start Times Categories & Start Waves
1km Must be 9 years or older on race day 8:00AM Elite - All participants will start in a mixed start wave competing for the overall distance title. Pre-Qualification is required for this wave
Age Groups - For participants who are competing in the 9-10 yrs or 11-12 yrs age categories
Open - Participants will have a choice of the Female Open or Male Open
Back of the Pack - Combined gender and age waves for general entry participants. Waves will fill based on order of registration
2km Must be 13 years or older on race day 10:30AM Elite - All participants will start in a mixed start wave competing for the overall distance title. Pre-Qualification is required for this wave
Age Groups - Participants will be split into start waves depending on their age and gender
Open - All participants will start in mixed start wave
5km Must be 16 years or older on race day 7:45AM Open - Participants will be split into start waves based on gender. Pre-Qualification is required for this wave

Can I enter a pre-qualifying Elite start wave?

If you have competed in the 2016 or 2017 Cole Classic event and your time placed you within the top 50 swimmers overall, you will automatically qualify and the Elite start wave will be available for selection during registration. If you did not compete in 2016 or 2017, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form below prior to entering with previous results. We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.

Can I enter the 5km swim?

If you had participated in the 2016 or 2017 Cole Classic 5km swim, you will automatically qualify and the 5km start wave will be available for selection during registration. If you did not participate in 2016 or 2017, and have completed a different ocean swim, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form below. We will consider results from any official race, anywhere in the world from the last two years for a distance of at least 3.5km. We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.

If you have not previously completed an ocean swim, please have your coach complete the Swimmer Certificate of Competency Form below.

Entry Fees

2018 Earlybird
Open - Dec 5
Standard
Dec 6 - Jan 23
Late
Jan 24 – Feb 3
7km Sun Run
Adult $30 $40 $50
Child $20 $30 $40
Under 5 Free Free Free
10km Sun Run
Adult $40 $50 $60
Child $30 $40 $50
Under 5 Free Free Free
Aquathlon
Entrant* $45 $55 $65
1km Cole Classic
Adult $35 $45 $55
Child $20 $30 $40
2km Cole Classic
Adult $45 $55 $65
Child $30 $40 $50
1km & 2km Package Cole Classic
Adult $70 $90 $110
Child $40 $60 $80
5km Cole Classic
Adult $65 $75 $85
1km Swim & 7km Run Package
Adult $55 $75 $95
Child $30 $50 $70
1km Swim & 10km Run Package
Adult $65 $85 $105
Child $40 $60 $80
2km Swim & 7km Run Package
Adult $65 $85 $105
Child $40 $60 $80
2km Swim & 10km Run Package
Adult $75 $95 $115
Child $50 $70 $90
5km Swim & 7km Run Package
Adult $85 $105 $125
5km Swim & 10km Run Package
Adult $95 $115 $135
1km Swim & 2km Swim & 7km Run Package
Adult $90 $120 $150
Child $50 $80 $110
1km Swim & 2km Swim & 10km Run Package
Adult $100 $130 $160
Child $60 $90 $120

*Aquathlon entrant must 9 years or older on race day. Entries into the Aquathlon are strictly limited and only available until sold out.