The Domain Sydney 

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Sunday 12th May 2024

Registrations for this event have closed.

Additional Information


  • 5km - 8:30am - Embrace & Honour - FULL
  • 10km - 8:30am - Embrace & Honour - FULL
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group A
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group B 
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group C 
  • 5km - 8:30am - Group D
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group A
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group B
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group C
  • 10km - 8:30am - Group D
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group A
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group B
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group C
  • 5km - 7:00am - Group D
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group A
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group B 
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group C
  • 10km - 7:45am - Group D


Embrace & Honour: If you have been touched by breast or ovarian cancer, join an ‘Embrace & Honour’ time, when we will reflect on the strength of our MDC community (formerly named Stronger Together).


Tribute Race Bib & Cards

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Race Bib download

Course Information

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The Domain Sydney is a 34 hectare, heritage listed area of open space located only 5mins from the heart of the Sydney CBD. The course will take participants past attractions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Andrew Boyd Charlton pool and Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Getting There & Parking

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Road Closures
Sydney CBD Roads Affected Sunday 12th May 5am - 12pm

  • Macquarie St
  • St James Road
  • Prince Albert Road
  • College St
  • Art Gallery Rd
  • Hospital Road
  • St Marys Rd to The Domain Car Park

Parking is available at Wilson Parking The Domain Car Park. Please refer to local maps for specific details.

Access to The Domain Car Park is maintained via St Mary’s Rd at Yurong Pkwy/Sir John Young Cresesnt for the duration of the event/ until the car park is full. There is no access to The Domain Car Park from College St/Prince Albert St from 6:00am – 10:00am.


Accessible parking is available at The Domain Car Park. Participants will need to proceed to the far north end of the car park and take the lift to the top, where you will exit at The Domain Netball Courts. Continue up the footpath towards Art Gallery Rd where our Wayfinding Volunteers will direct you to the safest crossing point

Public Transport

By Train:

The closest stations to The Domain are Martin Place and Town Hall which are both within short walking distance.

  • From Martin Place – use Exit 1 Macquarie Street and walk to the park via Macquarie Street and Prince Albert Road (~300m)
  • From Town Hall – use Exit 2 George Street and walk to the park via Park Street and through Hyde Park (~1km)

Please note that weekend trackwork on the City Circle, and parts of the T1 North Shore and T2 Inner West lines may affect how you travel. Trains will not run on the City Circle, catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Town Hall, or catch T4 line trains to Martin Place to get within walking distance of the Domain. 

Buses replace T1 North Shore Line trains between North Sydney and Wynyard and Inner West Line trains between Ashfield and Central. Trackwork also affects trains on other lines. Plan your trip and allow extra travel time.

From Central change for T4 Line trains to Martin Place or Light rail services to Town Hall to get within closer walking distance of the Domain.

By Bus:
Travelling by bus to the Royal Botanic Garden is also easy with most major bus routes using nearby CBD bus stops along Elizabeth St, Macquarie St, Park and William Streets.

By Ferry
All Ferries terminate at Circular Quay and participants can then take a short 1km walk from Circular Quay, south along Macquarie St to the Event Site.

Plan your trip

Please see below information regarding the road closures including links to Live Traffic:https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/189992

If you are looking to travel into the city on Sunday 12 May 2024, use public transport and plan your trip at https://transportnsw.info/events/2024/05/mothers-day-classic

Bib Collection

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If you did not select to have your Race Bib posted and/or you registered after 26 March 2024, you will be able to collect your Race Bib prior to event day at the event site.

Location for Bib collection:
Phillip Precinct, The Domain – Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Opposite Sydney Hospital, Hospital Road.

Pre-Event Race Bib Collection and/or New Registrations:
From 1:00pm - 6:00pm on Fri 10th May, 12:00pm - 5:00pm on Sat 11th May

Event Day Race Bib Collection and/or New Registrations on Site:
6:00am - 8:30am on Sun 12th May 

NOTE: on Event Day there will be an additional Bib Collection point central to the Event Village.

If you do not have your race bib when you arrive to the Event Village on Event Day, please head to the registration tent to pick up with ample time ahead of your start time.

On the day schedule

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Village opens from 6am and closes at 12pm.


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Course is wheelchair and pram friendly.

It is recommended that slow runners, walkers and those participating with wheelchairs and prams assemble at the rear of their start group. Elite wheelchair participants should self-seed and assemble based on their expected speed.

Event Villages may have grassed areas. Please refer to maps for further information regarding village accessibility.

On the day facilities

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Event Registration, Pick up & Information
Look out for the pink Mother's Day Classic flags.

Toilets will be located in the Event Village. Look out for directional signage or ask one of our friendly volunteers for directional assistance.

First Aid
First Aid will be available on the day, please see a volunteer for assistance.
In an emergency always call ‘000’ first.

Bag Drop
There will be a baggage storage area onsite where you can leave your belongings from 6:00am-12:00pm. Please do not leave any valuables in the storage area as we cannot be responsible for goods lost or stolen.


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Live music thanks to ME

Warm-ups thanks to AIA 

Sponsor/Partner Activations

Look out for some delicious samples from


7am -12pm FREE Roving Entertainment & Giant Games 

8am - 11am FREE Bubble Play

8am - 12pm DONATION Face Painting proudly sponsored by Lazard Asset Management & Mother's Day Card Making

Merchandise & Donations


Tribute Board, Photos & Media Zone

Roaming Entertainers 

Food & Beverage

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BYO water in a reusable bottle. Water refill stations will be located at the Event Village and there will be a drink station available on the course route and at the finish line.

Coffee and other food and beverages are available for purchase from vendors in the Event Village.


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Unfortunately, there are no dogs allowed.



Register now for the Mother's Day Classic