Keep fit this winter and participate in one of Sydney’s iconic running festivals.
As the weather gets colder, it can be hard to work up the motivation to hit the gym and abstain from eating unhealthy comfort foods. These iconic Sydney running festivals are giving you all the motivation you need to keep fit and work on your abs this winter. Since you have to purchase your ticket, there’s no getting out of training in the lead-up. This could just be the kick in the butt you need!
Sydney Harbour 10&5K – Postponed to 7th November 2021
The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k sees over 5,000 participants every year. Starting at The Rocks, you’ll be able to run around the sparkling Sydney Harbour and take in all the beauty our city has to offer. The course is suitable for all levels – families running with kids, new runners and people who want to smash their PB from last year.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival – Sun 19th September 2021
Blackmores is without a doubt Australia’s largest running festival and is celebrating its 20th-anniversary this year. The event allows people of all fitness levels to walk, skip and run across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, completely traffic-free and finish at the Sydney Opera House. Reach for the stars and train for a full or half marathon, or participate in the 10km Bridge Run or 3.5km Family Fun Run.
City 2 Surf – Sun 17th October 2021
The City to Surf attracts more than 80,000 entrants each year of all ages and is a 14km run from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. In your training, you’ll have to prepare for the torture that is “Heartbreak Hill”, a 2km long steep ascent from Rose Bay to Vaucluse along New South Head Road. The best part of this course is when you run down the hill and see sparkling Bondi Beach at the finish line, oh and of course, your options for celebratory drinks.
Parkrun – Every Saturday
Parkrun is a collection of 5km running events that take place every Saturday morning at over 1,400 locations in twenty-three countries across five continents. They happen all over Sydney from Centennial Park to Cronulla, St Peters, North Sydney and more. It’s designed to keep communities active and social. Your time is recorded each run so you can race against yourself and keep chasing that PB. It’s the perfect way to train for your running festivals this year.