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2020 Spring St Ives

22nd November 2020 

2021 Summer Manly Dam

17 January 2021

21 February 2021

21 March 2021

** All races will be held in our Covid Safe format **

Sydney Trail Series - COVID safe changes 

Sydney Trail Series is back and we are so excited to get you back on the trails! Things will look a little bit different in order to keep our participants, event staff and community safe.

Below you will find information about the changes that have been implemented to enact a Covid Safe race. It may require a little more planning and organsation, particularly around nutrition, but one thing that will remain the same is the welcoming camaraderie, challenging trails, friendly competition and huge sense of accomplishment when you cross that finish line!

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.

As per current government guidelines, we encourage participants to only carpool with members of the same household. The St Ives showground has plenty of parking.

Please note, some of these procedures may change from time to time in line with government guidelines and recommendations.


Bib Collection:

  • Bib collection will be as normal, starting at 5.45am.
  • 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. 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.
  • The start time for the 24km and 30km events will be between 6am and 7am.
  • The start time for the 8km and 11km events will be 7.15am to 8am.
  • Your race and safety briefing will be emailed to you on Friday 20th November. 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 or the event hub. This includes lollies, cut fruit and post event BBQ. Runners will need to bring their own nutrition if required.
  • Limited whole fruits will be available at the finish line.

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 for the time being. 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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Spring Series 2020

22 November 2020
St Ives

Summer Series 2021

17 January 2021
Manly Dam

21 February 2021
Manly Dam

21 March 2021
Manly Dam

** All races will 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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