Q. What about COVID-19, will it be safe to participate?

This is a community event and the safety and welfare of the community, the runners and the volunteers involved is of utmost important to us. We will continue to monitor government directives and advice, and will ensure that we have adequate measures in place to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

If it is not possible to create this environment, the event will be postponed.

Q. What happens if the event does get postponed?

Your entry will be automatically transferred to the new dates, you don’t need to do anything.

Where, what and how?

Course maps here  

Start times here

Register here

Meet at the Steyne Hotel, Manly to start!

REGISTRATION information

Can I enter on the day?
We prefer all registrations before the actual day. You can enter on the day, but an extra late entry $10 fee will apply.

On-the-spot entries for any of the 3 courses will also be available the day before the event at the bib collection point TBC. Your bib will be available for pick-up right then.

Online entries will remain open until the last evening before the event, with Race Kit pick-up available at the start.

Can I enter multiple people during the registration process?
Yes, after completing your application, select "add another registrant". Please note that all registrations will be paid for in one transaction. Create a "family team" to have up to 5 bibs posted to the same address in 1 envelope. View team registrations for more information

Is there a family package available?
No family package, instead we have provided discounts for kids under 17. View these at the bottom of the entry fee's page. These will be applied at the checkout in Race Roster. Create a "family team" to have up to 5 bibs posted to the same address in 1 envelope. View team registrations for more information

Can I change my Start Group?
Please select your expected running/walking time when registering to be allocated to a starting group. The selected start group cannot be changed. 

Can I cancel or transfer my registration?
Sorry, no refunds or transfers, as this is a charity event serving the local community. Please understand that once an entry has been accepted, we are not in a position to provide a refund in case you choose to withdraw from the event or otherwise are unable to attend.

Credit: In some circumstances, if you can’t make the event date due to a medical situation, you can apply to use your entry fee as a credit for to the following year. To be able to receive a credit we will ask you for a letter from a medical institution.

What happens if the race is postponed, due to Covid-19 or other unforeseen circumstances?
If the event is postponed due to COVID-19 or other unforeseen circumstances, an alternate date will be advised, and the registration fee will be held as credit for that event.


How do I register or join a team?

To register or join your team first select the distance, fill in your details, answer a few questions and near the end of the page (before selecting postage and purchasing your raffle tickets) select join or register a team. Select the type of team and either join a team if the team exists or create a new team. Adding a code when setting up a team is optional and if left blank there will be no code to join the team. More information on the types of teams here.

Share the team name (and code if required) with your family, friends, gym, office etc and challenge everyone to join!

I’ve already entered, can I still join a team
If you have already registered and wish to join a team, go to the register now dashboard with your personal login (follow the link in the confirmation email, or sign into Race Roster and select “join a team”.

Managing a Team
Once you’ve created your Team, you can go back at any time to add more members to your Team, contact Team members, organise the delivery of Race Bibs, etc. As Team Manager, you manage your Team using your personal login.

Adding Members to your Team
As a team leader, you can add members to your team yourself, but you will need their complete registration profile (i.e. contact details, date of birth, emergency contact info., choice of course option -10km, 5km or 2km) and you’ll need to pay for their registration…. OR you can invite friends and family to join your team themselves.  In that case, send them your team link or just let them know your team name so they can search for it when they register, enabling them to join your team.

Each team member can individually choose whichever course distance they wish to run – 10km, 5km or 2km.

Race bib

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.
  • Bib collection options:

    1. Saturday 6 May: The Rotary market stall on Sydney Road, outside the Pace Athletic store (23 Sydney Road, Manly) from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This may be changed closer to the day. Please keep your eyes on our socials and emails sent.
    2. Sunday 7 May: The Steyne Hotel, entry from the Corso from 6:00am to 8:15am.

I lost my bib!
If you no longer have your bib, you can pick up a new bib at the bib collection points (see above).

Wearing your bib

Your bib will contain your timing chip. Please ensure you have this pinned to the front of your shirt prior to starting. 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. 

Getting there & bag drop-off

What is the best way to get there?
We would encourage anyone who is able to walk, cycle or catch public transport to do so as there will be no special parking areas for this event.  Whilst there are several Council Parking sites in Manly they fill quickly.

Where can I leave my things when I run?
If you would like your baggage looked after, you can leave it at the baggage collection point inside The Steyne Hotel. Look for the signs directing you to the collection point.


Will I get lost?
There will be plenty of volunteers and police 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?
For the 10km there are 2 water stations along the route (with an additional bathroom halfway).  For the 5km there will be 1 water station on the route. For the 2km route there are few public water bubblers and toilets along the route. The is a further water station at the start and finish for all races.

I am not feeling well?
If you are not feeling well in the days leading up to the event or on the morning of the event please do not attend and put others at risk. Reach out and we can look at carrying your registration over to next year.

What medical help will be available?

We will have first aiders in attendance at the event, they will be located near the start and finish area, as well as at a point along the route.

I’ve lost my child, what should I do?
Please go to the start/finish area and find a Manly Fun Run & Walk volunteer (bright yellow shirt) and follow their instructions. If you come across a lost child, please notify a Manly Fun Run & Walk volunteer ASAP.

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. All participants can provide a donation to receive a fantastic Manly Fun Run & Walk medallion that can be proudly displayed on their own or on their (grand) father's mantelpiece!
Purchase a raffle ticket to go into the draw for prizes with a total value of over $10,000! Including a free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's.

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. Listen to some great music and support participants partaking in the event. Grab a coffee while soaking up some of the best beach scenes Sydney has to offer. The Manly Scenic Fun Run & Walk will give you a great morning out keeping the kids entertained without breaking the bank!

Will there be people taking pictures and where can I see photos taken during the event?
Yes! We will have some professional and several volunteer photographers wandering around the event. These images will be sold to raise funds for the Northern Beaches Community. Purchase a bundle of 3 photos when signing up and receive a 50% discount. Information on how to access the photos will be sent to all participants a few days after the event. We encourage you to upload your photos to social media using the hashtag #manlyfunrun

What happens to the money raised at the event?
​The Manly Fun Run & Walk is the Rotary Club of Manly’s main annual fundraising event.

We identify specific projects, raise funds for them through the event, and complete the work we have committed to, over the following twelve months.

Click here to see what we raised in 2022 and where we planned to spend the funds.

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

Still looking for more information? 
Please email us and one of our friendly volunteers will get back to you soon.

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