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 4th February 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run. Picture by Salty Dingo - 2017 © SALTY DINGO

The Northern Beaches is again playing host to The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic, being held on February 3 & 4 with fun runs, open water swimming and the introduction of the brand new Aquathlon.

The area is expected to host  more than 10,000 participants over this fabulous weekend kicking off on February 3, with two spectacular events, the 7km and 10km fun runs along Manly's stunning coastline.

Both of the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run events start at Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and finish beside the iconic Manly Lifesaving Club on Manly Beach, with runners of all levels challenging themselves along the picturesque Northern Beaches courses. Children under five run for free.

This year will also see the introduction of a brand new hybrid event, The Sydney Morning Herald Aquathlon, designed to bring even more fun to the weekend's festivities.

The Sydney Morning Herald Aquathlon will give participants the chance to challenge themselves with the 8.5km course (run and swim) on February 3. Triathlete and Run Theory Ambassador James Thorp, is hoping to take out the title and earn his place in history in the inaugural Aquathlon event.

 5th February 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic at Manly. Picture by Salty Dingo - 2017 © SALTY DINGO

Now in it’s 35th year, Manly's refreshing ocean waters will host Sydney’s most historic and famous swim event, The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic at beautiful Shelly Beach. Entrants can participate in the 1km, 2km and 5km events, finishing the swim in front of Manly Lifesaving Club.

The 1km race is the perfect introduction for anyone looking to dip their toe into open water swimming. Head of Sport at Fairfax Events, Sarah Young, commented, “With so many event options on offer, we love to see participants and families of all experience levels kicking off their year in either the run or swim or this year in both!

“It’s a wonderful weekend festival and we’re thrilled to be delivering these fresh and fun events on one of the most iconic coastlines in the world.”

Registrations are now open for The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic.
Enter today: www.sunruncoleclassic.com.au

KEY DATES

  • Nov 8 - Dec 5: Early Bird Entry (save $20)
  • Dec 6 - Jan 23: Standard Entry (save $10)
  • Jan 24 - Feb 2 (Sun Run & Aquathlon) Feb 3 (Cole Classic): Late entry

EVENT

  • Saturday February 3: The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run
  • Saturday February 3: The Sydney Morning Herald Aquathlon
  • Sunday February 4: The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic

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