Beach2Beach 14 Kms Run / Walk – Dee Why to Newport Beach

Challenge yourself in Sydney’s most scenic fun run!

Challenge yourself to an epic 14 km run with friends or run for your community!

The 14 km course follows the amazing picturesque coastline of the Northern Beaches from Dee Why to Newport. 

The Beach2Beach is a running/walking event for everyone -serious runners, casual runners, brisk walkers, slow walkers, people with disabilities, families with children and families pushing prams.  There is a pace that suits everyone!

All courses (14 km, 6 km & 3 km) finish at Bert Payne Park, Newport Beach where you can celebrate and recover. 

  • Adult   $65 (Early Bird $55)
  • Junior $50 (Early Bird $40)

*From 11 August 2024 a late entry fee of $10 pp will apply

Race Info

Distance: Approximately 14 km

Date: Sunday, 25 August 2024

Start time: 8.00 am (Starting in waves, according to colour: Red – Yellow – Green – Blue)

Start location: Dee Why Beach, The Strand, Dee Why NSW 2099

Finish location: Newport Beach, 394 Barrenjoey Road, Newport NSW 2106

Start groups:

  • Red – Serious runners planning to finish in under 60 minutes
  • Yellow – Those who plan to finish within 90 minutes
  • Green – Casual runners who may need to walk occasionally
  • Blue – Joggers and Walkers (approx 2 and a bit hours to walk) Please start in your allocated start group.

Prams & Strollers:  You can also take prams along, however you must start at the ‘back of the pack’.

Not Allowed: Sorry, bikes and skateboards are not allowed.

Parking – Getting there:

  • Dee Why Beach (James Meehan Reserve) Carpark – 260 (50m walk)
  • Howard Avenue Carpark – 215 spaces (700m walk)
  • Dee Why Civic Drive Carpark (at library) – approx 200 spaces (950m walk)
  • Plus surrounding streets. Please be considerate to neighbours and keep noise to a minimum

Registrations closure: Online entries will remain open until the start, with Race Kit pick-up available at race start (from 1hr before race start time at Dee Why start). For more info visit our FAQ page.

Course Map

Additional Info
  • Timing chip – The timing chip will start at the moment you cross the electronic mats at the start and stop when you cross the electronic mats at the finish line. Your time DOES NOT start when the gun fires, so there is no need to rush across the start line. Please note that we do not store your card or security details and we have no access to your details.
  • Beach Running – Yes, only for the 13km course. There is approximately 800m of sand at the start. We try to start the race as close to low tide as possible.
  • Hills – There are some exciting and challenging hills including Barrenjoey Road approaching Newport and Warriewood Hill, which is like the Heartbreak Hill in the City2Surf run.
  • Finish time events – The running event concludes at 11.00am. After 11.00am, marshals may not be present on the course. Pathways remain open to the public. Celebrate and enjoy all the fun activities at the Finish Festival.
  • Bag Drop – For the 14km Run you can leave your bags at the start and pick them up at the finish. Just outside the Surf Club there will be an area where you can leave your bags. We only accept bags, no loose clothing. You leave your bag at your own risk, please do not include valuable items.

  • Course closure times – the Beach2Beach Course will be progressively closed at the following times after which marshals will no longer be on duty to assist participants. Participants should take care at all times to observe all road safety protocols.
    • 9.15am  Long Reef to Ocean St Fire station South Narrabeen
    • 9.45am  Ocean St to Narrabeen Lagoon Bridge
    • 10.15am  Narrabeen Bridge to Mona Vale Golf Course
    • 10.30am  Mona Vale to Beaconsfield St Newport
    • 11.00am  Beaconsfield St to Finish at Newport Beach
  • Road Closures and Clearways – Thousands of Beach2Beach participants will be running or walking by Dee Why, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Warriewood, Mona Vale and Newport. If you plan on driving through these areas on event day, allow for extra travel time as there will be some delays while road and lane closures are in place for the safety of the participants. The maps below shows the changes on the day.
  • Transport Coming Back: (1) When you arrive at Newport Beach, walk north to the bus stop (Newport Surf Club, Neptune Rd) for a ride back to your car at Dee Why. The 199 bus runs every 15 minutes and the L90 bus runs once every hour. (2) There will also be a Beach2Beach-provided FREE Shuttle Bus to Mona Vale B-Line bus stop, from 10am to 12pm (approx. every 20 mins.). Please bring your Opal card to take the B-Line bus.


    • Toilets are located at the surf clubs along the route as well as near the drink stations and at start and finish lines areas.
    • There are 4 water stations, located approximately every 3km at South Narrabeen Surf Club, Warriewood, Mona Vale and at the finish line at Newport Surf Club.

    Commemorative Medallions: Our popular collectible medallions, will be presented to all runners at the Finish Line. This is a great way to mark your achievement of completing your chosen distance in the Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run & Festival.

    Race Kit:

    • If you chose to have your Race Kit delivered, your race Bib, timing chip, confirmation letter and any merchandise will be sent via Australia Post to your mailing address. We will start mailing Race Kits from 8 weeks before the race date. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
    • For entries received after 11.59pm on 12 August, your race Bib can be picked up at the Harbord Diggers on Saturday 24 August (11am – 3pm) OR at the race start at Dee Why Beach (from 1hr before the race start time).