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, NSW Police say.
Event organisers are expecting large crowds at the Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park, from tomorrow through to Saturday (13 August 2016), as participants prepare for the race at the CityFit Expo.
More than 80,000 people are registered to take part in the world’s largest run from Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach this Sunday (14 August 2016), so runners are urged to attend the Expo early or expect significant delays.
Operation Tarourga, 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 Tarourga Commander, Detective Superintendent Jason Box, 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 your bib and drop off your finish-line gear,” Det Supt Box 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 that will then be delivered to the finish line,” Det Supt Box said.
“You’ll need your bib number to check your gear in and people are reminded its best not to leave valuables such as wallets or phones within the bags provided.”
Det Supt Box 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 Moore Park over the three days, which will affect traffic in the area,” Det Supt Box said.
“Sydney buses have regular services to the area from Sydney CBD, Circular Quay and the Eastern Suburbs, and on Saturday, taking the hassle out of travel plans.
“On Saturday, there will be free shuttle services from Central Railway Station to Moore Park – participants just need to show the driver a copy of their Expo registration confirmation to board.”
For more information on travelling to and from the Expo and to plan your trip, visit www.transportnsw.info.
“Anyone who must drive to Moore Park is urged to attend on Thursday or Friday, otherwise you should expect lengthy delays,” Det Supt Box said.
“The Expo is anticipating the biggest crowds on Saturday and the area can become congested quickly, so motorists should get on the road early to avoid disappointment.
“There will also be special event clearways in place in Moore Park and surrounding areas from 7am until 7pm, motorists are therefore reminded to check signs before parking as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and fees apply,” Det Supt Box said.
For all City2Surf traffic information, including the CityFit Expo and race day, visit www.livetraffic.com.
Visit the official website for all City2Surf information: www.city2surf.com.au.