City2Surf Fun Run 2023
Sun 13 Aug 2023
The annual fun run is a staple in any Sydney events calendar. And it's easy to see why: dressing up in costumes, music on the sidelines, buckets of freebies and a Bondi beach party at the finish.
Dare I say it, Sydney has the best fun run in the world, not to mention the biggest. There will even be a Guinness World Record attempt, for the largest group of people dressed as Wonder Woman! Register your entry, order your race bib and start planning your outfit now to join the starting line on Sunday 13 August
The City2Surf sets off from Hyde Park in the city at the start time of 7.40am (subject to change). The track winds east through Double Bay, towards Vaucluse and past Dover Heights, to the finishing line at Bondi Beach where the party begins!
There are some hilly parts to conquer and you won't be alone in dreading those, but you can take as long as you like. And the feeling of accomplishment will be worth the huffing and puffing. The atmosphere is one-of-a-kind with crowds of people thrilled to be out and about strolling, running, skipping and rolling along the designated roads.
There will be plenty of available pitstops and entertainment along the route so you can really choose your own adventure. You can also expect to see café dwellers and spectators to practice your royal wave to. And there will no doubt be some Where's Wally
characters that you can challenge yourself and your friends to spot.
All participants will receive a medal, certificate and a record of their finishing time. You can pre-order photography to capture your moment of glory for the record books (available at an additional fee).
The entry fee for adults is $98 up until 20 July and $114 if you register between 21 July and 5pm 12 August. Entry fee for kids ranges depending on the age group. #pagesection_509
">View all entry prices and information on the website
The fun run also provides a chance to raise funds
for our hard-working local charities. You can find a charity to donate to on the City2Surf website
or you can create a fundraiser page of your own to contribute to a charity you want to support. It is a great motivator that makes each step you take on the bitumen count that little bit more.
Haven't taken a long run or walk in a while?
You're not alone! Join practice groups to prepare for the 14km route. City2Surf offers a training program
with Rebel Sport in the lead-up for both beginner and intermediate runners. You can also practice on your own by visiting a local track - the Bay Run loop
(7km) and the Barangaroo foreshore walk
(11km) will help you build up your endurance.
Fun Run Tips:
Use public transport to arrive to Hyde Park for a stress-free start. And it's free! View details of transport services here
Register early to receive your bib in the post (by Fri 30 June). If you miss the deadline, you can collect it at Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park during race week (Thurs 10 August - Sat 12 August).
Plan your fun run outfit by visiting a local costume or party store such as Snog the Frog
in Surry Hills or the Discount Party Warehouse
Build up excitement for the big day by sharing your entry on social media #city2surf2023
and help raise funds for a charity
of your choice.
View last year's highlights to get into the City2Surf spirit:
Find new appreciation for the city at this bucket-list-item event while joining the uplifting energy of a shared community effort. If you have become used to the mumbles and groans of the commuter life, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see so many smiles as Sydneysiders stretch out their limbs at the world's largest fun run!
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