Run or walk with the kids and pram: It’s perfectly flat, and suitable for wheelchairs too. Enjoy the beach view as you amble along in your fancy dress with a fun-loving crowd, from The Corso to North Steyne Surf Life-Saving Club, and return
The 5km Run and Walk has great scenic sections, and includes a couple of short hill climbs on the way ‘out’ to get the heart pumping (but don’t worry: you’ll be going downhill on return!). As with the 10km Run, we’ve updated your route this year – so you’ll first go down The Corso to the Manly ferry terminal, then along the East Esplanade pathway around North Harbour to The Manly 16 Ft Skiff Club, where you’ll go up the first of two short hill climbs – to Addison Road, and from there, up Darley Road as far as the entrance to ICMS’s garden grounds. Once through ICMS you’ll walk/run through tree-lined streets to Shelley Beach, and the ocean-front pathway from there back to the Finish line. Uplifting? It couldn’t be better!
Your route will take you down The Corso to the Manly ferry terminal, and around North Harbour on the East Esplanade pathway to The Manly 16 Ft Skiff Club. You’ll then begin the first of two climbs, to Addison Road; and then, up Darley Road all the way to North Head. You’ll be challenged, as you’ve said you’ve wanted; but this section will take in some of the best scenery Sydney has on offer. From North Head you’ll track back through Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s Memorial Walkway, bushland, ICMS’s stately garden grounds, and then finally the beachfront pathway from Shelley beach to the Finish line: a great morning out!