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The City2Surf is one of the great local running events in Sydney aimed at fundraising over $5 million for over 900 different charities.

Participants can walk or run the 14km long course; tens of thousands participate annually, including runners, walkers, families, kids and large corporate groups.

City2Surf 2024 Date, Route Map, Run Distance & Entry Ticket Price

City2Surf is more than just a 14 km event from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi. Since 2008, the fundraising tally was first recorded, and the incredible participants have raised over $48 million for needy charities. A city giving back has become the beating heart of this event.

City2Surf has one of the most iconic courses in the world. Experience the thrill of starting the 14km event in Australia’s largest city in the middle of its bustling CBD before going to one of the world’s most famous beaches – Bondi Beach.

The race starts at the intersection of Park Street and College Street before participants make their way downhill on William Street and head up through the Kings Cross Tunnel.

The course continues along New South Head Road, winding through Rose Bay, then up the infamous “Heartbreak Hill” – the halfway point and one of the most scenic parts of the course.

Runners then turn the corner at Vaucluse onto Old South Head Road, then Military Road and down the hill as they take in breathtaking ocean views before completing a turnaround at Curlewis Street and crossing the finish line on Queen Elizabeth Drive at Bondi.

Once you cross the finish line, don’t forget to grab your Finisher’s Medal and snap a selfie before heading to the event village to relax and recover!

Is there any better excuse to get together with a mate or two than at City2Surf? Dust off your favourite dress-up, throw on your fave fitness outfit, and run, jog, or walk to Bondi. Don’t forget to book a place for brunch (or beers?) afterwards … Sunday session, anyone?

Maybe it’s the only event you do yearly, or you’re a running fanatic. Perhaps it’s supporting your favourite charity, or maybe it’s just for the medal. Perhaps it’s to conquer Heartbreak Hill, or maybe it’s just for the cheeky post-race celebrations. Whatever your why, City2Surf is about doing it your way.

Not just somewhere to collect your race bib, the City2Surf Expo is the perfect place for you to soak up the inspiring atmosphere of the world’s largest fun run while enjoying a host of informative exhibition stalls.

A highlight of event week, you’ll be able to browse and purchase running accessories and souvenirs from health and fitness exhibitors. Whether you’re hunting for a new foam roller, a race day outfit or some delicious, healthy snacks – there’s something for everyone. There will also be amazing deals available across the expo.

Travel on public transport is covered for City2Surf 2024 participants & volunteers on the following transport services. Show your race bib or volunteer pass to transport staff when boarding services!

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metropolitan and outer metropolitan route buses
  • Sydney Metro North West services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Ferries

Remember to keep your race bib or pass safe for your return journey, or you’ll need to use your Opal card or contactless payment method, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your travel entitlement is valid on the modes of public transport listed above until 4am the following day.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event, and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 12 years or under. Participants over 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them.

Prams are permitted, but for safety reasons, they will be required to start at the rear of the race. All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and a downloadable finisher’s certificate.

So come and get involved in the City2Surf and raise money for some worthy charities whilst also having fun!

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    • Hi Diana,

      I have searched through the official event website and their Facebook page, and aside from announcing the dates for this year’s event, no details have been announced at this point. In fact, the registration link on the website still goes to the 2020 event signup.

      As we are not affiliated with the event, we don’t have any information on when registrations will open, but looking back to the 2019 event as a rough guide, earlybird entries for that event opened up around the middle of April (April 17 to be exact).

      We will be updating information as it becomes available, but to ensure you are notified as soon as the information is released, I would suggest following the event on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/City2Surf/, or joining their mailing list at https://city2surf.com.au/


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