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Public Transport

We encourage all participants to use public transport where possible as road closures will be in place along the event course as well as parking restrictions on surrounding roads. Some additional early morning buses will run from the city and eastern suburbs to the Northern Beaches to help you get to the Start Line at Dee Why.

Don’t forget your Opal card as you need to tap on and off to use these services. For public transport service information and to plan your trip please visit the Transport Info website and click on Plan Your Trip or call 131 500.


The closest bus stop to the start line is the major junction at Pittwater Road and Howard Avenue in Dee Why. From there, the start line is 1km walk away. Plenty of Sydney Buses routes and B-Line services run frequently along Pittwater Road.

STA will be running additional services from Coogee, Wynyard and Warringah Mall from 5am to help get you to the start line.

From 8:00am - 11:00am shuttle busses running from Belgrave Street to Dee Why via Warringah Mall.

Bus Diversions

The 136 will operate from Chatswood to Dee Why as normal, then turn right into Pittwater Road, left into Harbord Road, Left into Brighton Street, Right into Oliver street, Right into Wyuna, Left into Harbord, follow into Lawrence Street, right into Cavill, right into Oliver, left into Pittwater then into Manly. The 136 will follow this diversion in reverse out of Manly.

The 159 service from Brookvale Depot at 8:18am heading towards Dee Why will need to be diverted to turn Left from Wheeler Parade into Pacific Parade, instead of doing it's normal loop to Dee Why Beach, Left Howard Avenue, Left Avon, Right Pacific Parade. If road openings go to plan, no other 159 services will be interrupted.

The 139 service from Warringah Mall to Manly will only operate as far as Wyndora Ave, Freshwater and the trip from Manly to Warringah Mall will commence at Wyndora Ave, Freshwater whilst the road closure are in place.


Westfield Warringah Mall is offering free parking until 1pm on Saturday 2 February for all Sun Run 2019 participants. From the Mall, additional services and shuttle buses will operate approx every 5 minutes from Pittwater Rd to Dee Why starting at 5:25am. The buses will stop at the Southern stop heading north in the direction of Dee Why.

After the event shuttle buses and regular STA shuttle busses will run every 10 - 15 minutes from the Belgrave St bus stop in Manly back to the mall. Participants will have until 1pm to get to the mall and validate their parking at one of the two concierge desks within the mall by showing their race bib.

Parking Validation: Free exit ticket for parking between 5am – 1pm upon presentation of race bib at a Concierge Desk.
Concierge Desk Level 1, opposite Big W (closest car park is Green car park).
Concierge Desk Ground Level, opposite Target (Closest car park is Orange car park).

Limited parking is available in the Dee Why and Manly Precinct. The majority of parking spaces in Dee Why and Manly are paid parking lots, metered or limited by time, (and additional congestion is expected here). Click here to view council parking locations.

Wherever possible, consider catching public transport instead and leave the car at home as delays are expected on roads throughout Manly after the event as the area is typically busy on Saturday mornings.


In 2019 Sun Run and Cole Classic has partnered with rideshare service Ola to assist participants getting to the Northern Beaches. Ola is offering all Sun Run and Cole Classic participants $20 off per person for 1 ride on either Saturday or Sunday.

Use code SRCC2019 to get your $20 off.

Road Closures and Clearways

Road closures and special event clearways for the Sun Run will be in place from 4am until 11am along the 7km, 10km and Aquathlon course.

Special event clearways are strict no parking zones even if you have a local resident or mobility parking permit.

Check signs carefully when parking on the day and the night before as clearways are in effect early in the morning on event day. Vehicles left in sign-posted clearways will be towed and a fee will apply. If your vehicle is towed you can call the Transport Information Line on 132 701 to find its new location.

Refer to the below road closure map to help get you around the event road closures.

Cole Classic

Public Transport 

For Cole Classic participants, Manly Beach is best accessed by public transport. The ferry and bus stops are located only a few minutes walk from the beach promenade.


Limited parking is available in the Manly Precinct. The majority of parking spaces in  Manly are paid parking lots, metered or limited by time, (and additional congestion is expected here). Click here to view council parking locations. We would advise all competitors to catch public transport where possible.

Spit Bridge

The Spit Bridge opens at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30am on the morning of the race. Check the RMS website for any further changes.

Water Taxis

A water taxi service between Rose Bay and Watsons Bay to Manly will be available on Sunday 3rd February departing 8am and returning at 1pm. However you must pre-book. To book your seat please call Water Taxis Combined on 02 9555 8888.