FAQ's

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 in September, 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 am I running?
Please click here to see the maps of the course. 

What time does my event start?

See the start times here

Where do I meet to start?

The starting area is opposite the Steyne Hotel in Manly

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 & Walk disclaimer as
part of the registration process.
If you are registering online and it is after the cut-off date for postage of your race bib and
timing chip (August 15), you will need to collect in Manly on Saturday 3rd of September at the Manly Markets. More information will be provided.

How do I register or join a team?

To register or join your team first select your fun run distance, fill in your details, answer a few questions and then finally, near the end of the page (before selecting postage and purchasing your raffle tickets) select register a team, or join a team (choose between family or group).  A group team has unlimited numbers, a family team has a limited numbers. Share the team password with your family and friends and challenge your followers to join!

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 3rd September: The Rotary market stall on Sydney Road, outside the Pace Athletic store (23 Sydney Road, Manly) from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
    2. Sunday 4th of September: The Steyne Hotel, entry from the Corso from 6:00am to 8:15am.

Essential Information
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, 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 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?
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 & Jerries.

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. In a word, 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 2 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 #manlyfunrun2022

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

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.



Where am I running?
Please click here to see the maps of the course. 

What time does my event start?

See the start times here

Where do I meet to start?

The starting area is opposite the Steyne Hotel in Manly

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 & Walk disclaimer as
part of the registration process.
If you are registering online and it is after the cut-off date for postage of your race bib and
timing chip (August 15), you will need to collect in Manly on Saturday 3rd of September at the Manly Markets. More information will be provided.

How do I register or join a team?

To register or join your team first select your fun run distance, fill in your details, answer a few questions and then finally, near the end of the page (before selecting postage and purchasing your raffle tickets) select register a team, or join a team (choose between family or group).  A group team has unlimited numbers, a family team has a limited numbers. Share the team password with your family and friends and challenge your followers to join!

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 3rd September: The Rotary market stall on Sydney Road, outside the Pace Athletic store (23 Sydney Road, Manly) from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
    2. Sunday 4th of September: The Steyne Hotel, entry from the Corso from 6:00am to 8:15am.

Essential Information
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, 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 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?
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 & Jerries.

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. In a word, 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 2 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 #manlyfunrun2022

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

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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