Saturday 4th December 2021
Royal National Park, NSW

Event Update

16th November 2020

In what has been an incredibly difficult year for the events industry your support, patience and understanding in these difficult times has been very much appreciated.

Under the current NSW Public Health Order, event attendees are capped at 500 which means the first 500 runners who registered for the event will be able to take part while others unfortunately fall outside this allowance. The affected runners have already been sent an email with their options.

Nonetheless, the 2020 Coastal Classic is nearly here so it’s time for those lucky runners who scored a spot to start making their race day plans.

A robust COVID Safe Plan will be in place to enforce social distancing at the event and provide a safe environment for all runners. Full details on these measures will be released to runners in the official Event Program shortly.

If you are a past runner you will notice some changes to the event this year and these changes are needed for the event to take place at this time. One thing that hasn’t changed though is the stunning coastal course, ready for you to finally get your trail running fix this year!

These changes include the addition of wave starts to provide good physical distancing for runners not only on the course but when travelling to and from the event.

The first wave will be from 6.45am, the second wave from 7.45am and the last wave from 8.45am. Runners have been allocated to a wave based on when they registered and have been sent an email with their confirmed wave start time. Wave start changes will not be accepted.

These wave start times enable runners to arrive on the appropriate trains stopping at Otford Station. Refer HERE for more information.

Runners will be set off in pairs at 10 second intervals within a 30 min time period. We ask runners to self-seed appropriately.

Race bibs are being posted to runners and will be received prior to race day. However, if you have an interstate or international address listed on your entry or you received an entry transfer after Tuesday 17th November your race bib will not be posted to you and instead will be available for collection from registration on race morning. You will need to allow extra time to complete this process before your allocated wave start time.

We look forward to seeing all runners in a couple of weeks!