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Sun 20 May, 6.15 am - 12 pm

SMH Half Marathon

Run against the backdrop of the stunning city; pass the Sydney Opera House, wrap through the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, along the Harbour and under the Harbour Bridge. Put your mental and physical limits to the ultimate test as you join thousands of runners all chasing pursuit of the 21.1km on May 20.

Information and bookings on Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
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Sunday 20 May, 6.15 am - 12 pm


College Street


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Road Closures:
  • Art Gallery Road and Mrs Macquaries Road will be closed from 4.00 AM to 11.30 AM. 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 allowing access from the northern end for hospital staff. A Traffic Controller will be positioned at Art Gallery/ Hospital from 5:00am till the reopening. 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