Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone enter?
Yes, anyone can! There is a race category for everyone.
How can I register?
Online registrations will open soon. Register as soon as possible to take advantage of the early bird discount rates. Online registrations will close on 12th April at 9.00am. If you miss this, you can register on Race Day – Saturday 23rd November. You will need to register at least 45 mins prior to your race time with Registrations in the Registration Marquee located at the bottom of Neptune Street.
Accommodation & Travel
How do I get there?
There are many ways to reach Coogee.
Bus: From the city: 374,373. From Bondi Jnct: 316
Drive: Parking at Coogee is usually limited in Summer. There is council ticket parking at the northern end of the beach and next to Coogee oval. Most street parking is limited to 2 hours, except for residents
Where can I park?
Parking at Coogee is usually limited in Summer. There is council ticket parking at the northern end of the beach and next to Coogee oval. Most street parking is limited to 2 hours, except for residents
When is the race?
The Coogee Climb will be held on Saturday 13 April. All participants should arrive at least 45mins prior to their race start and check-in at the Registration Marquee, located at the bottom of Neptune Street. Check-in closes 15mins prior to its scheduled start time.
Where is the course?
The start line for the Coogee Climb is at the bottom of Neptune Street, Coogee.
The course follows Neptune Street until a left turn onto Dundas Street, then a right turn onto Rainbow Street. The finishing line is located at the peak of the Rainbow Street hill, just before the Ardern Street intersection.
See the course map here.
Where can I find out about the race categories?
You can find a list of race categories on our Pricing page
What happens if the weather is bad?
The event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.
For information on the predicted forecast, click here.
I'm keen to help The Royal, but I don't want to run.
Running is not for everyone, but if you’re keen to help out, you can volunteer at Coogee Climb! Volunteering is a great way to engage with the community and get to know people, as well as raise funds for The Royal.
To register to become a volunteer, please call 02 4423 7775.
What is the best type of training for this event?
The only way to become proficient at ascending hills is to run on hills! There are many resources online to guide you, such as this example.
The Countdown Begins!
School Team Challenge
Enter as a school group. Can you get more participants than other schools?
When registering for your school team you need to first join a group, and type in your school’s name. If you are the first to enter you may need to set up the ‘group’ with your school name. If it exists already, click ‘join group’ then complete your individual registration.
Full List of Events & Milestones
Early Bird Registrations Close - Jan 18
Enter early for the best discount rates
On-time Registrations Close - Mar 15
You missed early bird prices, but you can still get a discount before this date
Online Registrations Close - Apr 12
Enter before this day as on-the-day prices increase
Coogee Climb for the Royal - Apr 13
The big day! Challenge yourself, have some fun, and raise funds for the Royal Hospital For Women Foundation
Register to Race!
Get your entries in early for this awe-inspiring event and start training now!