Manly Course Information
Thank you for booking an Amazing Race team event. If you scroll down you will see details of the meeting point. This link has information for attendees, many clients forward this with other information.
What to expect
This will be an enjoyable event to bond with your team mates. It includes just over an hour of walking, regularly punctuated by short activities, lots of fun and laughter and some surprises. The facilitators keep the event casual and make sure no one is pushed too hard, physically or otherwise.
Thousands of other teams have loved the event and I’m sure that you will too. The total time will be a shade over 2.5 hours, generally finishing with a drink and sometimes food (you will be directed to the finishing venue that has been chosen as part of the event).
First and foremost it is a fun event, anyone of average fitness will enjoy the activity as it is not particularly physically challenging. Whilst many teams choose to walk briskly, there are breaks from physical activity in shady spots when tasks are being completed. If you would enjoy going for a walk on a Sunday you can easily complete this Race, plus there is the option for anyone pregnant or recovering from a serious injury to be involved as they can generally skip a short section and take a shortcut to reduce the walking distance, or you can rest for longer periods. (You must let the facilitators know if you plan to take this option).
Clothing and footwear
Casual or smart casual clothes are best, some people wear workout gear. Footwear is important and we do recommend trainers (especially for the ladies – as flat shoes can be uncomfortable for walking). We are not able to carry anything on your behalf, so please avoid bringing bags, especially laptops or even handbags if possible (light backpacks are best if you do have things to carry). Also, please bring your own bottle of water. However, if you forget water, it is not life threatening as most of the courses have places to get a drink from bubblers.
Directions to the meeting point for the start of the race
The meeting point is on the slim area of grass behind Manly Wharf Beach in the about 300 metres north of Manly Wharf. The street address is the corner of East Esplanade and Victoria Street, we choose this spot because it is just slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Manly Wharf. (shown with a black star below)
There is timed street parking in the area, but on busy days it can be difficult to find street parking. The car park under the Wharf is expensive (be warned), there is an alternative car park under the Grand Central Suites accessed from behind West Esplanade.
We will meet you under a tree for team warm ups – we wear blue shirts so we are easy to spot.
If you are early, we will be close by, we rarely get to the start with much time to spare