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Access to Telopea Park will be changed during the following times for the Australian Running Festival

Saturday, April 13

There will be no road closures or changes to access on Saturday, April 13.

Sunday, April 14

Road closures will commence from 4am to allow time for the setup of course infrastructure with Telopea Park West being closed from 4am and reopened in its entirety by 1.30pm.

Time of events - Runners on roads

  • Ultra Marathon – 6:00am to 1:15pm

  • Marathon and Ultra Course – 6.25am to 1:15pm

  • Half Marathon Course – 7.45am to 1:15pm

Access – Sunday


  • Road Closures will commence at 4am

  • The first participants will enter Telopea Park West at approximately 6.45am

  • The main body of runners will be on Telopea Park West between 7.00am to 1.00pm

Key Considerations

  • Residents who live on Bowen Dr, Telopea Park West and New South Wales Cres are asked to park vehicles on side streets to maintain access to them.

  • Residents will be assisted out of the road closures prior to the first runners at 6.45am. No vehicle access will be allowed passed this time.

  • Please follow the directions of traffic marshals at all times

  • Allow additional time when travelling to the area to accommodate any delay on the day

  • Roads will be reopened at the earliest opportunity once the last runner has passed

Pedestrian Access remains unaffected. If you are crossing the course whilst races are on, please take care to avoid runners.

Access for residents in number 3 to 9 Bowen Dr - EXIT ONLY:

  • There will be an access route implemented to exit right into Brisbane Ave between the hours of 4:00am and 1:30pm.

  • Vehicles will be able to exit only.

  • Please follow direction of the Traffic Controllers.


Public Transport

Changes to scheduled services will be in place across both Saturday and Sunday, please visit for the latest information

We hope this information allows you to plan ahead to avoid any significant disruption to your day.