- Read your Coastrek Pocket Guide. This will be emailed to all teams a few weeks prior to event day
- Read the T&Cs. Ensure you have agreed to the Risk Waiver and accepted the T&Cs prior to Event Day or you will not be allowed to participate (most of you agreed to these when you completed your registration)
- Check your start time listed on your Team Dashboard
- Download the MAPS.ME app to your phone for both you and your support crew. Click HERE for instructions to download the app
- Please ensure you have completed your online registration and all your contact (including emergency contact) & medical details are up to date. You can check these on your dashboard account.
Bib Collection: Pre-event
To make it easier for you, both 60km and 30km participants can register their team and pick up their event bibs TWO DAYS BEFORE. Also you can use your Coastrekkers 20% discount at the Paddy Pallin store! Woohoo!
WHEN: Wednesday 14 March 1pm - 7pm
WHERE: Paddy Pallin CBD Store, 507 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
WHO: You can nominate a team member to register on behalf of the team and pick up your event bibs (make sure they know the team BIB number!).
Bib Collection: Event Day
If your team has not already picked up the bibs at Paddy Pallin you can register your team on the day, 50 minutes before your start at the venues listed below:
60km Teams: North Steyne Surf Pavilion, Manly
30km Teams: Bradfield Plaza, Milsons Point (This area is easily accessible by public transport, Milsons Point being the closest train station)
Note: - Each team member has a unique bib and timing chip. Make sure you are wearing the correct bib!
- Any last-minute team member changes need to be done at the Team Change Desk
Sydney Coastrek has different start waves starting from sunrise.
60km event start waves: 7.00am, 7.15am, 7.30am (note Registration for each wave opens 50mins before each start)
30km event start waves: 9.00am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 9.45am, 10.00am
When the team captain registers they'll have a choice to select the available start wave times for your event. All nominated team members are automatically given the start wave selected by their team captain. Registered team members can log in to the website and view their start times on their dashboard tab.
Please start at the time that your team has been allocated, do not attempt to start in an earlier wave. If you are late on event day for your allocated start time your team will be moved to the next available start.
Coastrek does not provide transport to participants on event day – logistically there are too many variables to be able to offer this. We recommend that all teams have a support crew (especially those taking part in the 60km event) who can help with transport to and from the event starts.
There are independent transport options for those that don’t have a support crew:
Check out this Transport NSW page to plan your trip: https://transportnsw.info
60km Event/Manly Start:
It is highly recommended that 60km Team have support crews who can drop them at the Manly start location. There is limited all day parking in Manly and most of the public parking close to the start is metered.
The only public transport to Manly is by bus (the ferries start too late!). Other options are Taxis and Uber.
30km Event/ Kirribilli Start
There is no parking at the Start. Regular trains and buses travel the North Shore line to Milsons Point Station. There are also regular ferry services from Circular Quay to Milsons Point wharf.
Plan your trip at https://transportnsw.info/#/
Event Start Locations:
- 60km Event: North Steyne Beach, Manly
- 30km Event: Southern end of Broughton St, Kirribilli
DROP OFF ZONES
60k: In front of North Steyne SLSC, opposite Pine St, Manly
30k: End of Broughton St, Kirribilli (near Ferry wharf)
Yes there is a Bag Drop at each start:
- You can leave 1 small bag per team only.
- Label with name, phone, bib number
- No valuables - bag may be unattended
- Collect from Finish Line
You should aim to be self-sufficient during Coastrek as we will supply only basic light refreshments at the staffed Luv ♥ Stops. Plan to carry enough food to cover hourly snacks to keep you topped up while you walk, then get additional supplies at cafes along the way (during normal business hours). If you have support crew they can carry food for you and have it waiting for you when you meet them!
We require you each to carry a hydration pack with a 2-litre capacity bladder and a 600ml bottle for mixing electrolytes if used. Water stations will be available along the route at the Luv ♥ Stops and there are taps at other locations and shops to purchase water. BUT remember your safety is your responsibility – be prepared to expect the unexpected!
Details on food, drink and services at Luv ♥ Stops will be available closer to the event.
There are staffed Checkpoints, otherwise known as Luv ♥ Stops, on the 60k & 30k routes. At these points, you will be required to step over the timing strip to register the chip on your bib. You must present the whole team together at these stops. Please see your Event Day Info Pack or online digital map legend for your Luv Stop locations.
Yes! For morale and safety reasons, teams must start together, travel together and finish together. T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More!
For us to help take good care of you, you MUST contact the Coastrek HQ (contact number on your bib) immediately if you or any team member are withdrawing. Failure to do so means your team will not be eligible for an official placing in the results and we will send out a search party for you, which could be embarrassing. If a team member gets injured, take them to the nearest hospital or to an open Luv Stop if they need First Aid. If a team member cannot be moved, one person must stay with him/her while the other goes for help.
In case of emergency (e.g. serious injury, breathing difficulty, bushfire) you must call 000. If you have a non-urgent medical issue, please contact the First Aid Team (the contact number will be on your bib) and they will assist.
If your team is reduced to one member during the day, they must link up with another team and walk with at least two other registered trekkers, for safety purposes.
You will be able to meet your Support Crew as many times as you like along the route, when it is safe to do so. Support Crew will also be able to meet you at other times/locations in an emergency or when a team member is withdrawing. Support Crew CANNOT transport you along the route by vehicle, unless you have withdrawn from the event.
As this is a fundraising event, the major prizes are awarded by The Fred Hollows Foundation to the top fundraisers. Top fundraising team each get a bespoke 9ct gold piece of jewelry (pendant or cufflinks for men) from Larsen Jeweller valued at $1,000 each.
Fun-See-Dress: Best team costume wins!
Other Prizes and Awards
All participants who successfully complete their event will receive a Coastrek medal on the day! A digital Team Certificate will be available online after the event. As an Eco-Friendly event, we will not be distributing paper certificates on the day.
While Coastrek is NOT A RACE, we acknowledge & provide certificates to teams who finish fastest in each event category, and who have followed these conditions:
- Start at the correct time with all 4 team members registered;
- Raise a minimum of $500 for The Fred Hollows Foundation per team member
- Cross the Timing Strip at each Luv ♥ Stop and at South Head as a complete team of 4
- Follow the specified route –as depicted on the digital map
- Finish with the same 4 team members you started with
Note: If you finish with less than 4 people in your team, you can still receive a finish time, medal, and online certificate but you are not eligible for a line honours placing.
Teams will be notified once the results have been confirmed.
We rely on the integrity of each team to participate in the true spirit of Coastrek and raise $500 per team member, as well as complete the route as marked on the day.
We will provide the Results link on the web home page and below. The 2018 results will go live on Event Day so your supporters can track you!