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Entries will go quickly for the 15th edition of the Coastal Classic, so don’t miss your chance to experience this epic trail run. With 30km of trail along some of the most spectacular coastline in Australia, it’s easy to see why this trail run is so popular. The...

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Last Minute Race Day Info

We are racing soon! Registered runners will all have received an email with their Race Number. The Event Safety Briefing is available below via video link. Please ensure you watch this video prior to attending. Remember it is mandatory that all runners carry...

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The 2024 Event Program will be available 1-2 weeks prior to the event.

race schedule

The event schedule will be confirmed in the official event program released two weeks before race day on this website. For purposes of planning, below is the proposed schedule for the Coastal Classic. We will only deviate from this schedule in case of any last minute changes.

Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Race Briefing (mandatory)
First Runners Start (self seeded)
Last Runners Start (self seeded)
Prize Giving Presentation
Last Runners expected to finish at Bundeena

mandatory gear

You will need to carry a minimum 500ml water bottle or hydration pack (or similar) to refill at the Aid Stations out on course.

There will be NO CUPS at the aid stations.

race bibs

All runners will collect their race bib from registration at Otford Public School, during Race Registration.

Check the event program for registration opening hours.

You will need to know your race number to collect your race bib, this will be emailed out after online entries close.

Race bibs are mandatory for all distances.

Your bib should be worn on your front at all times.

If you have any concerns please speak to one of our friendly staff when collecting your race bib.


aid stations

There are four marshalled aid stations along the course located at 7.5km, 17.5km, 22.5km & 26km.

At the aid stations, runners will have access to the following:

NOTE: There will be no cups at the aid stations, so you will need to carry a water bottle or hydration pack (or similar) to refill.


Toilets are available at both the start and finish of the event. On-course toilets are available at Garie (7.5km), Wattamolla (17.5km), and South Bundeena (26km) Aid Stations.


We are proud to be supported by Tailwind Nutrition, which is offered ready to go at all of our on-course aid stations. Lookout for the Tailwind Nutrition logo at our Aid Stations! Tailwind Nutrition’s fuel can meet your complete calorie needs, and sipping it regularly gives you steady energy all day. Tailwind Nutrition also has a full complement of electrolytes that mimic the composition and proportions of sweat, so you don’t have to take separate electrolyte pills to make up for what’s not in your drink.

Tailwind Nutrition is:

  • Easy on your stomach: No gut bombs. Tailwind Nutrition’s fuel and electrolyte mix maximises the absorption of calories, water, and electrolytes. It doesn’t require digestive time or effort like other drinks.
  • Simple and complete: Complete energy and electrolytes in one easy to mix drink. No need to bring additional fuel or electrolytes. you can ditch all those gels, pills, and chews.
  • Tasty all day: Clean, light flavours that get better the longer you go.
  • Hydration pack friendly: Dissolves thoroughly and rinses easily without any leftover film or goo.
  • Vegan, Gluten-free, GMO free, natural, and organic ingredients: Mixes up crystal clear with no artificial ingredients.

At Coastal Classic, Tailwind Nutrition is mixed at approximately 200 calories/700mL as recommended by Tailwind Nutrition Australia. This ratio allows you to enjoy additional aid station treats and prevents consuming excessive calories in warmer weather.
Using Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel
Mixing Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel
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Bag drop

You can leave your gear with us and we will transport it to the finish line for you.

You will need to supply your own bag for the bag drop service.

Bag labels to mark up your bag with your race number will be available at the start line.

We will not be responsible for individual pieces of clothing that go missing because it was not properly
stowed (i.e. not in a labelled bag).

safety on course

Please be aware you will be running on public trails and roads open to other traffic. Event staff and volunteers will be present to assist at road junctions and crossings but it is your responsibility to lookout for any pedestrians or vehicles. Please stay to the left hand side of roads and trails in public areas. Please obey all event, road and directional signage and always stay on the marked trails.

First aid teams will be located around the course. If you or another runner need first aid while out on course please make your way to the next marshal or aid station. If this is not possible please phone the emergency number on the back of your race bib.

Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection, please make sure you inform race officials of the injured runner’s race bib number. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any time lost while helping fellow runners.