Sydney’s iconic City2Surf fun run is around the corner and everyone from seasoned runners to beginners and casual athletes are invited. The 14-kilometre running event takes place annually, kicking off at Hyde Park and ending at Bondi, hence giving it the name City2Surf. Traditionally, over 85,000 joggers, walkers and more from in and around Sydney have participated each year. Keen to join the fun? Here’s everything you need to know about the event’s 2023 edition.
When is City2Surf happening in 2023?
The event returns on Sunday, August 13, 2023. The first set of runners start at about 7.40am with the race winding up at around 2pm at Bondi Beach.
Why is City2Surf held?
While a lot of runners and walkers participate to compete, the running event is aimed to fundraise money for hundreds of different charities. The event has raised over $52 million for charities since 2008.
Who can participate?
Everyone can participate in City2Surf right from families, walkers, teams and companies and serious athletes.
What is the entry fee?
The entry fee is $45 for children aged 9 and under, $65 for children aged 10-16 years and $114 for adults 17 and over. You can buy tickets up until Saturday, August 12, at 5pm unless sold out. Get more details on ticket prices here.
How can I register?
If you’re looking to take part, registrations are now open and you can get details on how to enter here. Over 70,000 runners have already signed up for the run.
What is the race course?
Equally thrilling is the running course that covers the bustling CBD all the way to some of Sydney’s prettiest beaches. The race will kick off at the intersection of Park Street and College Street with Heartbreak Hill being the halfway point of the race. Runners will also be treated to stunning ocean views along the way before reaching the finish line on Queen Elizabeth Drive at Bondi. Rose Bay and Ben Buckler are some picturesque spots you’ll find on the course.
Get more details including fundraising info at the City2Surf website.