NSW Government – Public Health Guidelines

The Mount Panorama Punish will operate in accordance with the latest NSW Public Health Orders. Event organisers must comply with any applicable laws, council regulations and Public Health Orders.

The Mount Panorama Punish has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan, intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 amongst participants, officials, volunteers, visitors, families, support crew and the broader community. We are also a designated COVID-Safe business.

COVID-19 Safety Plan – the details

Limit event numbers

Restrictions on the size of community sporting activities must ensure that a gathering for the activity involves no more than 5000 participants. Participants in this instance, does not include spectators and volunteers.


The number of registered runners will be limited to 1200.

Runners will be requested to be safe, respectful and courteous to allow others access without crowding. PA announcements will encourage all runners to maintain physical distancing protocols when appropriate, and utilise the hand sanitiser freely available.

Support Crew / Spectators

Spectators will be requested to be safe, respectful and courteous to allow others access without crowding. PA announcements will encourage all spectators to maintain physical distancing protocols and utilise the hand sanitiser freely available.

The spectator area will be mainly contained within in the large Harris Park area, including the grassy hill either side of the start/finish line. 


No persons, including participants, volunteers and spectators, are to attend the event if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, or a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have been generally unwell including runny nose, cold or flu symptoms. 

Persons must not attend if in the 14 days prior to the event they have been unwell or had close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 (cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath), or have been in a known hotspot in NSW or Qld, or have been in Victoria.  NSW residents should check the website:  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates#latest-covid-19-case-locations-in-nsw and will not be permitted to attend if their town or suburb is listed as a hotspot.

Persons should leave if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the event.


The event organisers recommend that participants, volunteers, spectators and other attendees download and activate the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe App before attending the event.


Race check-in and bib collection will occur over two time periods to reduce in-person interactions.

  • COVID-19 Safety Form: All registered participants will need to read, answer questions and sign a COVID-19 questionnaire/waiver before being permitted to race. This will be available online and available for completion 3 days prior to the event. This is the preferred option for completion. Participants can also complete the waiver at the bib collection on Saturday afternoon only. No waiver will be available to sign on Sunday.
  • Race Bibs: Race bibs need to be collected in person on Saturday morning, or Saturday afternoon. THERE WILL BE NO RACE BIB COLLECTION ON SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE THE RACE, unless by prior arrangement with the race organisers.
  • Chip Timing: The Punish is using single-use RFID chip timing for this event. These form part of the race bib.


Passing on the course

Beyond the first corner, participants will be encouraged to keep moving position yourself to safely keep a distance of 1.5m from other participants.

Hygiene… surely we don’t need to say it..

Don’t spit. It’s disgusting. COVID-19 or not. Sort yourself out with a buff or handkerchief if you have to, but just don’t spit.

Keeping records

Event organisers will collect and keep records of each participant, volunteer and spectator, to facilitate contact tracing, should it be required by NSW Government Health officials. 

The event organiser will cooperate with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 at the event.