The Sydney Running Festival is a fun family-friendly event which is hosted in the Sydney Spring months each year.
The festival consists of 4 running events including a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, 10km bridge run and 3.5km family fun run.
The Sydney Running Festival started in 2001, just after the Sydney Olympic Games and is aimed at promoting health and fitness for Sydneysiders. All people are welcome to participate, whether you are professional athlete or someone out for a fun walk with family and friends. The three longer races start in Bradfield Park and run over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House. The Family Fun Run also runs over the bridge and finishes as the Conservatorium of Music, the entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Each participant will receive a race bib, timing chip and clothing baggage sticker. When you finish the race, you will receive a commemorative medal and marathon runners will receive a T-shirt. All participants can also take advantage of free public transport to and from the event – just show your race bib! Water will also be available at selected points along the course including the finish.
It is important to note that the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed on race day between 4am – 11am, and there will also be a number of road closures around the event start and finish locations. It is best to take public transport to and from the event. The closest station to the start line at Bradfield Park is Milsons Point on the T1 North Shore Line. The closest stations to the finish line are are Circular Quay and Wynyard. For those unable to make the race, you can watch it on Channel 10 from 7am.