Motorists warned of changed traffic conditions ahead of Sydney Harbour fun run

NSW Police are warning motorists and residents of major road closures in the Sydney CBD and Pyrmont ahead of the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour fun run.

The 5km race starts at 7.30am tomorrow (Sunday 28 July 2019), on George Street, The Rocks, adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The 10km race will commence at 8.30am at the same location and take runners through Circular Quay, Barangaroo, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour and Pyrmont.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command will patrol the event route to ensure the safety of participants and spectators, with a focus on minimising the impact of the event on the wider community.

Detective Chief Inspector John Maricic said police have been working closely with event organisers to ensure the event is safe, secure and family-friendly.

“Our officers will be out and about tomorrow to ensure all those involved in the event, and the general public, enjoy the day without unnecessary interruption,” Det Ch Insp Maricic said.

“We strongly encourage participants and spectators to use public transport to and from the city, as major road closures will be in place for the duration of the event.

“Sections of George Street, as well as roads in the vicinity of Barangaroo and Pyrmont will be closed from 5am. Changes to local access arrangements will also be in place in the Sydney CBD and surrounding precincts.

“Anyone who must drive into the city should allow additional travel time and follow detour signs, as delays are expected.

“Special event clearways will be in effect from 4am to 10.30am on both sides of Hickson Road, between George Street and Pottinger Street, so check signs before parking as vehicles parked in these clearways will be towed and fines apply,” Det Ch Insp Maricic said.

All major roads are expected to reopen before midday.

The closest train stations to the start line are Wynyard, Town Hall and Circular Quay. For information on transport to the event and to plan your trip, visit

For detailed information about road closures and clearways, including maps and detour routes, visit

For more information the event, visit

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