Runners urged to plan ahead for City2Surf as race expo opens at Darling Harbour

NSW Police are urging City2Surf participants to plan ahead by collecting their race bibs and dropping off their gear ahead of this weekend’s fun run.

Event organisers are expecting large crowds at the Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, from tomorrow (Thursday 8 August 2019) through to Saturday (10 August 2019), as participants prepare for the race at the City2Surf Expo.

More than 75,000 people are registered to take part in the world’s largest run from Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach this Sunday (11 August 2019), so runners are urged to attend the Expo early or expect significant delays.

Operation City2Surf 2019, a high-visibility police operation, will be in place this weekend to ensure the safety and security of all participants, event staff and the wider community.

Operation Commander, Superintendent John Duncan, urged participants to take this opportunity to plan ahead and visit the Expo to ensure you’re organised for race day.

“To avoid any last-minute stress, our best advice is to plan ahead, which includes participants arriving at the Expo early to pick-up race bibs and drop off finish-line gear,” Supt Duncan said.

“Also remember if you’re not able to attend the Expo, a friend or family member can attend with your race information on your behalf.

“There’ll be limited time to check-in your gear on Sunday; however, you can easily check your gear in with staff at the Expo in advance, and it will then be delivered to the finish line,” Supt Duncan said.

“You’ll need your bib number to check your belongings and people are reminded its best not to leave valuables such as wallets or phones within the bags provided.”

Superintendent Duncan said runners should also plan their trip to the Expo by utilising the many public transport services on offer.

“With tens of thousands of people registered for the City2Surf, we are expecting large crowds to make their way to Darling Harbour over the three days, so take the hassle out of travel plans and utilise public transport,” Supt Duncan said.

“The Expo is anticipating large crowds on Saturday, so anyone collecting their bib is advised to allocate at least two hours for their visit.”

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