Get a big dose of sun during this sports-packed weekend in the Northern Beaches
The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic are back for another weekend of family-friendly fun, packing in a series of running and swimming events open to all ages and fitness levels.
On the Saturday, the Sun Run will see thousands of participants run 7km or 10km along the coastline, starting at the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and crossing the finish line beside the Manly Life Saving Club. Runners of all levels are invited to join in, and kids under five enter for free. This year they're also adding on a new hybrid event – the Aquathlon comprises a 8.5km run and swim course for those up for an extra challenge.
The Cole Classic takes place on the Sunday – now in its 35th year, keen swimmers will race for 1km, 2km or 5km through the open ocean waters at Shelly Beach.