The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run was first started in 1983, with just 101 participants and today raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
The event takes place at the Manly Life Saving Club and there are a number of events including the Cole Classic 1km, 2km and 5km ocean swims.
For those who want to take part in the ocean swims, friends of the same gender can swim in the same events at the back of the last wave. Make sure to register together, as the waves are filled on the basis of the order of registration. Those wanting to enter the 5km swim will be given the option to enter for they have previously registered for the event in the preceding 2 years. Otherwise, you will need to follow the pre-qualification requirements.
Participants can also compete as part of a team. Simply create a team name and registration profile and share your team name with their friends. They can then log on and register.
Event entries close at pm the day before the event, so unfortunately no registrations will be taken on the day. Race packs can be mailed to participants for a fee, or they can be collected prior to the event from a collection point. Each participant will receive a coloured swim cap that corresponds to your wave, a timing tag with a velcro strap to worn around your ankle and a yellow water safety wristband displaying your race number.
Wetsuits and flippers are permitted only in the 1km Back of the Pack categories. There will be a gear drop service available for the Sun Run & Cole Classic and gear drop for Sun Run and Aquathlon will be transported for you from Dee Why to Manly.
So get involved and come and take part in the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run!