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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 **

St Ives Showground

Starting and finishing at the bushy St Ives Showground, the trails meander around the wildflower gardens. The long course is a challenging 24km, with some scenic single trail running along Cowan Creek.

Getting There

The event start and finish area is located in Picnic Area 3 of the St Ives Showgrounds precinct, which can b accessed from Mona Vale Road. There is plenty of parking available within the Showgrounds. 

What to Carry

There will be water stops along the way however Sydney Trail Series has a NO CUP policy!!! This is an environmental choice.



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Course Markings

You will not need a map for this run, the entire course will be marked with Pink Ribbon. There will also be Arrows, signs and crosses on side and incorrect trails to help keep you from straying off course. Marshals are also in place at critical junctions to ensure you are kept on course.

Aid Stations:

Please refer to our COVID Safe changes.

There will be a water fill up point at aid stations around the course. Sydney Trail Series runs a NO CUP policy on the course and all runners are advised to carry fluids and a bottle or container to fill up with water at the aid stations. You will be able to top up your water at each of the aid stations. Some of the aid stations will also have fruit and jelly lollies available.

Finish Line Aid and Breakfast:

Please refer to our COVID Safe changes.  

There will be a full recovery station at the end of the race with cups available. This includes Fruit, Coke, Tailwind Nutrition and Water. If you require anything outside these items – please provide it for yourself.

We will also serve a breakfast for all participants after the race. The bacon and egg sandwich is a favourite!

First Aid

Sydney Trail Series employ professional first aid services -upon entering the race you will need to answer a few medical questions. These are so we can treat you in the most appropriate manner if the need arises. Any details provided will be kept strictly confidential.


Sydney Trail Series carries its own public liability insurance with a sum insured of $20m. However we do not provide any insurance to cover runners for accident or injury nor ambulance services. We strongly recommend that all runners carry their own insurance to cover these personal risks.

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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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