Held in September each year the Sydney Running Festival caters for all levels of fitness and ability.
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination. Fourteen years on and the Blackmores Sydney Marathon and Running Festival is one of the most spectacular running events and marathons in the world.
All four events start in Bradfield Park, Milson’s Point travel over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House (Marathon, Half Marathon and Family Fun Run) whilst the Bridge Run has its own special finish line at the Conservatorium of Music, the entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
There will be three start groups for each race, all seeded according to expected finish time. Your time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will record both your NET time (when you cross the start mats) and GUN time to the finish line mats. All prams, non-racing wheelchairs, walkers and slow joggers must start in the final start group (Group C). This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible end result. All push wheelchairs and prams will be subject to event cut-off times.
Anyone can enter the event. The event has four different distances to choose from, so there is a run to suit all fitness levels, whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog. All event courses go over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The event is a fundraiser for the Athletics Australia not for profit organization.
Dates: September each year