3KMS | Run/Walk Family Fun Start – Mona Vale to Newport Beach

Bring the kids, bring the stroller, wear some fancy clothes and have fun!


Perfect for families and a great starting point for young athletes looking to eventually progress to longer races. You’ll join the 13km and 6km runners at Apex Park, Mona Vale Beach.

Most importantly run/ walk with your community and for your community! 

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


  • Adult $50 (Early Bird $40)
  • Junior (10-17) $25 (Early Bird $20)
  • Kids (under 10) $15 (Early Bird $10)

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

Race Info

Distance: 3km (takes approximately 30 minutes to walk)

Date: Sunday 25 August 2024

Start time: 9.30am (Starting in waves according to colour Silver – Lime – Light Blue)

Start location:  Mona Vale Beach, Apex Park, Seabeach Ave, Mona Vale NSW, 2103

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

Start groups:

  • Silver – Those who plan to finish within 25 minutes
  • Lime – Those who plan to finish within 45 minutes
  • Light Blue – Joggers and Walkers. Please start in your allocated start group.

Not Allowed: Sorry, bikes or skateboards are not allowed and as the course involves some uneven terrain, it is not suitable for Para Sports Wheelchairs. Non-Sports Wheelchairs, leashed dogs, strollers and prams are allowed, but must start at the ‘back of the pack’.

Parking – Getting there:

  • Parking available at Mona Vale Surf Club, located at the northern end and is backed by a large carpark. Parking spots are limited so please arrive early.
  • Plus surrounding streets.
  • Please be considerate to neighbours.

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.). 


  • 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.

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).

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). You can also pick-up your Bib at the Harbord Diggers. For more info visit our FAQ page.

Course Map
Additional Info

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 Sand Running – None.
  • 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.
  • 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.