MS Walk + Fun Run – Sydney
07 April 2019
From the organiser
Enjoy a great day out with family and friends on Sunday, 7 April 2019 and support Australians living with multiple sclerosis by taking part in the MS Walk + Fun Run in Sydney, NSW. Since the first event in 1989, MS Walk and Fun Run participants have raised millions of dollars to fund essential services and support for people living with MS. Choose to walk or run 4kms or 8kms around Sydney's most recognizable landmarks. Enjoy a scenic course with views of the beautiful Sydney Harbour as you get moving for MS. There will be food, music and entertainment available at the event village for the whole family! This event sets off from Meltcafe Park, Pyrmont.Remember that the MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.There are two rest sites along the course with water, one rest site also has toilets and first aid.
The Sydney MS Walk + Fun Run sets off from Metcalfe Park – Pyrmont and takes a scenic route on to Darling Island Rd to Jones Bay and Pirrama Park. Stay hydrated at our water stops and watch out for roving entertainers along the way. Then it’s back to Metcalfe Park to replenish and relax with food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The MS Walk + Fun Run route is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
WhereMetcalfe Park, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW 2000WhenSunday 7 April 2019Run: 8:30amWalk: 10:00amFood & DrinksCoffee and a range of food options will be available at the start/finish site. Water is available at the start & finish event village as well at each rest stop.
LocationMetcalfe Park, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW 2000Getting ThereBy Public TransportBy TrainThe nearest train station is Town Hall, which is perfect because then it is just a short walk across the Pyrmont Bridge to the event village. Easy!By BusThere are plenty of major bus routes into the area, making it easy as for you to get to the event village. All you need to do is get off at The Star, and cross the road! By Light RailOk so you’re getting the light rail, nice choice. Make sure to get off at Casino Station, right across the road from the event village! You can catch the light rail straight from Inner West or Central Short.By FerryIt wouldn’t be Sydney if there wasn’t a ferry option! With Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Wharf being only a short stroll away from the event village, you can catch some harbour views on your way to the big day.With an Opal Card – Sunday $2.50 Travel Cap*Travel all day on Sunday with Opal for no more than $2.50. Travel as much as you want as an Opal customer and pay no more than $2.50 from 4:00am Sunday morning until 3:59am on Monday morning – you could even pay less than $2.50 with off-peak train fares. More information at www.opal.com.au.Without an Opal CardHave a fun Sunday out with your family with the Family Funday Sunday ticket. For $2.50 per person, your family can enjoy unlimited travel all day on Sunday by train, bus, ferry and light rail, in Sydney, Newcastle, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra areas. For more information on any public transport, check the transport planner at www.transportnsw.info.ParkingOn street parking is available along Pirrama Road and Darling Island Drive. Off street parking is available in The Star and Wilsons Parking Station – Jones Bay Wharf. Please note that accessible street parking is available in the streets surrounding the event.
There will be food, music and entertainment available at the event village for the whole family! The Start and finish is in Metcalfe Park - which provides an ideal cheering location.
The MS Walk + Fun Run is a great day out full of friends, family, dogs and costumes. This event is made possible by the invaluable time and dedication donated to us by a wonderful team of positive, and energetic volunteers.The time our volunteers contribute enables us to hold these successful events, and fundraise to directly support those living with MS.Please submit a volunteer form on the event website.
Where does my entry fee go?Your entry fee pays for the cost of staging the event – things like equipment, traffic management and first aid. Every dollar you raise or donate on top of your entry fee will go directly to providing services and support for the Australians living with multiple sclerosis.Is parking available?Yes, there are several car parks around the course, check signage as fees may apply.Are there rest sites along the course?Yes, there will be rest sites along the course with facilities including toilets, water and first aid.Is there a cloakroom where I can store my gear?Yes, your gear can be stored at the cloakroom for a gold coin donation.Are there accessible toilets at the event and along the course?Yes. Accessible toilets are available at the event village as well as at Waterfront Park. There are also several accessible toilets located within the foreshore park areas.What happens if it rains?The MS Walk and Fun Run will go ahead rain or shine unless there is a significant danger to participants because of lightning, storms or strong winds. Participants should be prepared for all weather conditions – bring your raincoat and a smile. We will notify you by text message if we need to cancel the event.What do I get in my entry kit?You will receive a numbered bib which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. You must wear this bib pinned to your chest at all times while participating in the event.When will my entry kit arrive?Entry Kit mail out will commence in March 2019.I have lost my bib, can I get another one?Call us on 1300 733 690 before the event and we will send you a replacement bib or prepare one for you to collect on the day. Note that for those running, your timing chip will be matched to your bib number so you must contact us prior to the event to ensure that your time is recorded against your name. If your original bib turns up after we have issued you with a replacement, please discard the old bib and use the new one instead.What should I do when I arrive at the start site?If you have not yet registered for the MS Walk or Run and you wish to enter on the day, visit the On the Day Entry marquee where you can pay your entry fee in cash or by eftpos or credit card. If you have registered for either event but have not yet received your bib, head to the Pre-Paid Pickup marquee where our volunteers will assist you. If you have registered and you already have your bib, just hang out and enjoy the festivities until the warm-up begins.Can I take my dog to the MS Walk + Fun Run?Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog to the walk event (not run); however, you are responsible for its behaviour on the course. Please consider the enjoyment of other participants by keeping your dog on a leash at all times and cleaning up any mess it makes.I want to do both the Walk and the Run – is that allowed?Yes – if you have registered for the Run and are feeling particularly energetic, you can join us afterward for the Walk without paying a second entry fee.What should I do if I can no longer take part in the event?Call the event organiser on 1300 733 690 or email email@example.com to let us know so we can update our records. Unfortunately, entry fees are not refundable or transferable if you are no longer able to participate in the MS Walk + Fun Run. In exceptional circumstances we do make exceptions for transferring registration fees. If you would like to request to transfer your registration fee to another person or another event, please email the event organiser.