To Start & Finish Lines FAQs

Where is the start and finish areas?

The start area is located at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point - under the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and adjacent to Milsons Point train station. The finish area for the Marathon and Half Marathon and Bridge Run will be at the Sydney Opera House and the Family Fun Run will finish at the Royal Botanic Gardens (next to the Conservatorium of Music). The Recovery Village will be in the Royal Botanic Gardens, located in Tarpiean Way off Macquarie Street, approximately 300m from the Opera House.

What time should I arrive to Bradfield Park?

It is strongly recommended that you be at the Start Area (Bradfield Park, Milsons Point) at least one (1) hour before the start of your race. This way you have time to use the facilities and become familiar with the start area. Please familiarise yourself with the Start Zones (A, B, C indicated on your Chest Bib) shown in the start map of the Event Guide (available early September online). Start times are below:

6.00am – Blackmores Half Marathon
7.00am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon wheelchairs
7.05am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon
8.00am – Blackmores Bridge Run
9.00am – Blackmores Family Fun Run

How do I get to the start venue - Bradfield Park?

It is advised that all participants take public transport to the event, to avoid the large number of road closures that will be in place throughout event day, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge closing from 4am-11am. Please visit the traffic and transport page for more information.

Is there any scheduled track work for event day?

Please visit the traffic and transport page for more information about public transport and road closurers on event day.

Is there parking available?

Domain Car Park
Domain Car Park will open at 5am and the special rate of $15 for the day applies

Cook and Phillip Car Park (has limited space and generally used by course marshalls in the area)
Cook and Philip Car Park will open at 4.30am at the special rate of $10 for the day. 

What can I expect to find at the start?

You will find toilets, meeting points, coffee, water, Help Desks and sponsor activities. 

What is the predicted weather for event day?

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