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Event: SMH Half Marathon (Sunday 15 May 2022)

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is recognised as Australia’s premier Half Marathon, 2022 marks the 29th running of the event. The race commences at 6:15 am at Macquarie Street and finishes at 11:00 am on Park Street at Hyde Park North. The event raises money for a variety of charities.

Art Gallery Road and Mrs Macquarie’s Road will be closed from 4:30 am until 12:00 pm on Sunday 15 May 2022.

Road Closures:

  • Art Gallery Road and Mrs Macquaries Road will be closed from 4.30 am to 12.00 pm. No parking will be permitted during these times and access is restricted to authorised event staff and stakeholders with valid ID/passes up to 5.30 am. No vehicle access in or out of Art Gallery Road will be permitted after 5.30 am.
  • Hospital Road will be altered to a two-way road from 4.30 am – 11.30 am allowing access from the northern end for hospital staff. A Traffic Controller will be positioned at Art Gallery/ Hospital from 4:30 am until the reopening. Entry via the northern end of Hospital Road is controlled by both Police and Traffic Controllers.
  • External road closures and clearways are planned in the Sydney CBD to facilitate this event. For the latest traffic information, visit

Parking restrictions / parking availability:

Public parking on Art Gallery Road and Mrs Macquarie’s Road will be available from 12.00 pm on event day.

Parking is available in Domain Carpark which will be open for patrons on the event day from 4.00 am.

Sound impact: 

This is a community sporting event which creates only minimal noise around the course. A small PA system with low level entertainment will be used to cheer the runners as they pass. Sound check from 6.30 am and event sound from 7.00 am to 11.00am.

The Event Hotline number for this event is: (02) 9231 8330 and will be operational from 6.30 am until 12.00 pm on Sunday 15 May 2022.

FAQs can be viewed or downloaded from our event page here.
For information about the event and how to attend please visit the event website here.