08 May, 2019

Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden will be a sea of pink this Sunday as thousands sprint, shuffle and saunter their way around the course for the Mother’s Day Classic, an annual fun run raising money for breast cancer research.

People heading into the city for the popular event are encouraged to leave the car at home and make use of public transport, as road closures will be in place along and surrounding the course from as early as 5am.

Road closures will be in place between 5am and midday in the Sydney CBD, Royal Botanic Garden and The Domain during the event:

  • From 5am and 12pm Art Gallery Rd, Prince Albert Rd and Hospital Rd* (*Access to Hospital Rd will be maintained for emergency vehicles access only via Shakespeare Place).
  • From 6am to 10am: sections of College St, Macquarie St, Prince Albert Rd, St James Rd, St Mary's Rd and Boomerang Place/Yurong Pkwy

Parking restrictions will also be in place on most nearby roads from 5am so street parking will be limited.

Martin Place and St James are the closest train stations to the event, and the starting line on Macquarie Street, opposite Sydney Hospital, is only a short walk from Martin Place.

Trains will run to a regular Sunday timetable with early morning services to the city running every 10 to 15 minutes from around 4:40am, depending on the train line.

Buses to the city run frequently and make stops near the start line on Macquarie St at Martin Place.

While roads are closed between 5am and midday for the event, some bus services through the city will be diverting from their regular routes, terminate early and use temporary stops.

Participants can also catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay; from there the start line is approximately a 15 minute walk.

Light rail trackwork is taking place between Central Station and Dulwich Hill during the event, so participants will need to change for a rail replacement bus at Convention or walk to get to Central. From Central, participants can change for a train service to Martin Place to get to the start line.

For train, bus, ferry, light rail and road service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

For more information about getting to and from the event, visit

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