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2021 Summer Manly Dam

21 February 2021

21 March 2021

2 May 2021

** Subject to COVD restrictions and guidelines at the time, some races may be held in our Covid Safe format **

Sydney Trail Series - COVID Safe

As we gear up to present our Summer Series at Manly Dam in 2021, we will of course continue to adhere to all NSW Government restrictions and guidelines at the time of the event. 

At the time of registrations opening (9th Dec), restrictions for community sporting events had eased and allow for a maximum of 3000 people (which well exceeds our event's capacity). We had planned for the events to proceed in the normal format with some additional hygiene measures in place. However, given the Covid-19 situation developing on the Northern Beaches (as at 18th Dec) we anticipate that restrictions and guidelines will very likely change. We will of course continue to monitor NSW Health advice, and are ready to act in accordance with any new or revised guidelines and restrictions as required.

It is likely that some or all of the COVID Safe precautions that are listed below will be implemented at the event you register for. It is a requirement of your event registration that you agree to follow any COVID Safe event requirements that may be implemented at the time of the event proceeding. 

We ask that you please do not attend the event, if you have cold or flu like symptoms, or have had close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 while infectious, or are required to be self isolating as per NSW Health guidelines. 

Bib Collection:

  • Bib collection will be open as per the race timetable.

  • Please practice social distancing in bib collection queues.

  • Please vacate the admin area once your bib has been collected.

Start times:

  • To avoid start line crowding, each race distance will be given a window of time to cross the start line (this will be 1 hour from the start time listed in the race timetable). We encourage runners to pick up their bib and start their race with minimal time spent around the event hub.

  • Your race time will be recorded from the time you cross the timing mats at the start of the race, so your timing results will be accurate no matter what time you actually start the race.

  • Your race and safety briefing will be emailed to you on the Friday before each race you have registered for. Please read this carefully as there will not be an on site race briefing in order to avoid start line crowding.

Water, Nutrition and Aid Stations:

  • Water and Tailwind will be available at aid stations.

  • Please hold your water bottle or camelback out for our staff to fill up for you, all water and tailwind refills will be contact free.

  • All staff will be wearing gloves.

  • Please note, no food will be available at aid stations. Runners will need to bring their own nutrition if required.

  • Limited whole fruits will be available at the finish line. There won't be any post race BBQ. 

Event Hub pre and post event:

  • Runners need to pick up their bib and make their way to the start line. We strongly encourage runners to get going as soon as ready and not hang around the event hub.

  • On the day registrations will be available, but we strongly encourage contactless payment methods.

  • We respectfully ask spectators to not attend the event where possible.

  • There will not be any sponsor stands or coffee available.

  • There will be a prize ceremony after the event. Please maintain social distancing during the ceremony. We encourage those who are not eligible for prizes to head off once they have completed their event.

Thanks for your patience and understanding of Sydney Trail Series looking a little different. We’re thankful for your continued support of our event and we are looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

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Summer Series 2021

21 February 2021
Manly Dam

21 March 2021
Manly Dam

2 May 2021
Manly Dam

** Subject to COVID restrictions and guidelines at the time, some races may be held in our Covid Safe format **


Sydney Trail Series draws thousands of Trail Runners each year, including a great mix of experienced trail runners and those new to the sport. If you are interested in Sydney Trail Series sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.



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