Sun-Herald City2Surf

10th August

It started in 1971 as Sydney’s answer to San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers. That first field of just over 2000 runners has grown into an event that regularly sees more than 65,000 cross the finish line each year.
The 14km from central Sydney along the coast roads to Bondi Beach, is an iconic event attracting thousands for the first time each year and thousands who run it annually – just for the fun of it.





Challenge Gold Coast

24th August

New to the Challenge Family is Challenge Gold Coast – and what better venue for a 70.3 triathlon? The race features a 1.9km pristine swim in Currumbin Creek, a 90km undulating ride through the Currumbin and Tallebudgera Valleys and then a 21.1km two lap run with stunning views along Currumbin Creek, Currumbin Beach and Tugun Beach. Stay on to enjoy the stunning golden sand beaches and mild winter climate of this Australian paradise.

Canberra Times Fun Run


7th September


Now there’s even more to enjoy in the Australian capital. From the usual 10km and 5km routes, organisers have introduced to Canberra an exciting 14km sister run to the Sun-Herald City2Surf. The new route extends the existing 10km course with a spectacular loop of Parliament House, Federation Mall and Old Parliament House – perfect for those looking to go the extra distance.





Windsor Half Marathon


28th September

Windsor Great Park, the only Royal Park managed by The Crown Estate, was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late thirteenth century. Once a year it’s the venue for a most British half marathon – a run that includes the Long Walk and views of Windsor Castle. Charity entries are still available.


Excitement is brewing in Sydney in anticipation of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most exciting running events. 


Each year the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts some 35,000 runners from around the world to participate in a variety of events. 


Marathon, Half Marathon, Bridge Run and Family Fun Run events are on offer, meaning people of all ability have the chance to get involved in the day’s festivities. 


Aside from the upbeat, festival nature of race day, it is perhaps the course scenery which is the event’s biggest drawcard. 

Participants make something of a ‘running tour’ of Sydney and are lucky enough to take in such famous sites as the Sydney Opera House, St Mary’s Cathedral and Centennial Park. The highlight for most is undoubtedly the opportunity to run over the marvellous Sydney Harbour Bridge, a running experience you will never forget. 


After their run participants have the perfect chance to celebrate and enjoy some hard earned relaxation time in the Blackmores Recovery Village. Here they will find food and drink stalls, massage tents, sponsor giveaways, live entertainment and much more as the festival continues after the run. 


With not long to go before the event, begin training now for your very own running tour of Sydney!




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