- Where am I running?
We are excited about some changes we have made to the 10km route this year. This year’s 10km run will now also pass along the Harbour side before taking in the scenic views to and from North Head, and along Shelley Beach. In addition to being more scenic it will alleviate some of the congestion we have experienced in the past.
On the day you can reacquaint yourself by looking at the maps on display next to the stage and near The Steyne Hotel. All course and kilometer markers have been accurately measured so you can rest assured you won’t be running further that expected!
What time does my race start?
- 10km –Staggered starts for fast, medium and ‘average’ runners, from 8:00 a.m.
- 5km – Staggered starts for runners and walkers, from 8.15am
- 2 km – Staggered starts for runners and walkers, from 9.30am
How do I register?
You can register online. Enter your details in REGISTER NOW! You will need to tick the box to agree to the Manly Fun Run disclaimer as
part of the registration process. If you are registering on-line and it is after the cut-off date for postage of your race bib and
timing chip, you will need to collect them at The Steyne Hotel on the day of the event (see where do I pick up my race number and timing chip?
On the day registrations
If you are entering on the day, go into The Steyne Hotel at the North Steyne/Corso entrance and proceed to the On-the- Day Registration area, fill in the entry form, pay the cashiers, and receive your race number and timing chip. Registrations will open at 6.30am and close at 7.30am for the 10km and 5km events Registrations will open at 7.30am and close at 9am for the 2km event.
When and where do I pick up my race number and timing chip?
- Postage Option
If you opted to have your race number and electronic timing chip sent to your address as part of the registration process, this will be mailed out to you approx. 10 days before the event.
- Collection on the day
For those who didn’t go for the postage option, or registered on-line after the postage cut-off date, race numbers and electronic timing chips will be available on the morning of the race from 6.30am from the booking office windows outside The Steyne Hotel.
Please write your emergency contact details on the rear of your bib, as well as details of any medical conditions race organisers should be aware of in the event of an accident or injury.
What is the best way to get there?
We would encourage anyone who is able to walk or catch public transport to do so as there will be no special parking areas for this event: and whilst there are several Council Parking sites in Manly they fill quickly.
For more information on parking and transport, please click here
Where can I leave my things when I run?
If you would like your baggage looked after, you can leave it at the secure baggage collection point inside The Steyne Hotel. Look for the signs directing you to the collection point.
Will I get lost?
No you will not! We will have plenty of police and volunteer marshals around the routes and lots of bright blue and yellow signs and arrows to keep you on the straight and narrow.
Will I get thirsty?
No you will not! For the 10km & 5km routes there are water stations evenly spread out across the route. For the 2km route there is a water station at the start and finish.
I am not feeling well?
We will have first aiders in attendance at the event, they will be located near the stage at the start
I’ve lost my child, what should I do?
Please head to the stage area to request an announcement and remain there until your child is brought to the area. If you come across a lost child, please notify a Manly Fun Run volunteer or take them to the stage area to find their parents.
Will there be any prizes?
There will be no ‘winners’ prizes as this is a charity fun run, and not a race. Everyone nevertheless will have a chance to achieve their personal best, with their times being posted on our website after the event. But here’s the good news. All participants will receive a fantastic Manly Fun Run medallion that can be proudly displayed on their own or on their (grand)mothers mantelpiece!
There will be prizes given for the best fancy-dress costumes, both for humans and dogs.
Is there anything else to do apart from participating in the walk/run?
If you or any members of your party would rather not run or walk there will be plenty of other things to enjoy before, during and after the event. Why not buy a commemorative Fun Run T-Shirt and/or Cap? Get your photo taken at our Selfie Stand. Listen to some great music. Watch our cheer squad and dancers. Line up the kids at the children’s face painting stand. Enjoy a complimentary massage. Grab a coffee and a sausage sizzle while soaking up some of the best beach scenes Sydney has to offer. In a word, the Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk will give you a great morning out keeping the kids entertained without breaking the bank!
Can I buy a t-shirt or a cap?
Yes you can! When registering, you will have the option to purchase Fun Run merchandise, the profits from which will go to our designated local charities.
We will also have a Rotary/Fun Run information booth in the Beachfront Entertainment Area opposite The Steyne Hotel where you can make your purchases before or after the event.
Will there be people taking pictures and where can I see photos taken during the event?
We will have a couple of photographers wandering around during the event. We will also have a ‘selfie stand’ in the Entertainment Area, overlooking Manly Beach. These images will be uploaded onto the website as well as Facebook and Instagram after the event. We encourage you to upload your photos to social media using the hashtag #manlyfunrun2018
What happens to the money raised at the event?
The Manly Fun Run is Manly Rotary Club’s main annual fund-raising event. Over the following 12 months, the proceeds are spent largely on projects supporting local charities, with funds directed also to such Rotary International causes as ending polio (END POLIO NOW), and providing disaster relief (SHELTERBOX).
Over the last 9 years we are proud to say we have raised over $1.5million for these purposes.
Some of our past initiatives have included:
- Establishing the Manly Women’s Shelter
- Building work – a new kitchen, dining and meeting/work area facilities for Pioneer Clubhouse and a new kitchen for the Salvation Army
- Refurbishing projects - the bathrooms at Stewart House, the main office area at the Manly Community Center, the kitchen and dining areas at Mission Australia’s homeless men’s shelter
- Purchasing - much needed extra equipment for Sailability, our disabled children’s learn- to-sail school, medical equipment for Manly Hospital, and medical diagnostic equipment for Australian Doctors International, our Manly-based overseas aid center
- Piloting and then implementing a major village sanitation project on Manus Island
aiming to sponsor a number of youth leadership development programs.
Your registration fee, purchases and donations will help us achieve these important community goals.
I’m interested in becoming a volunteer helper, can I?
We can always do with more!
If you are not interested in running or walking but would like to volunteer on the day then please email us