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Running Events in Sydney

Gabriel Young
February 21, 2020

Sydney Running Events this Autumn/Winter

Last year’s Sydney Harbour 10K Run

Source: Real Insurance

Sydney has so many running events on offer for you to choose from this season. For those who are readily involved in the running community, there are a number of challenging events to satisfy. These are each fairly physically demanding options that may require suitable training if you’re up to the challenge. On the other hand, there are a series of more family-oriented events perfect for any age group to participate in. Importantly, many of these events are being held in the name of good causes as proceeds go towards linked foundations. Here are just a few events to get involved in this upcoming Autumn and Winter season.

Darkness Into Light

Held at the Bondi Surf Club, this 5km event is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against suicide and self-harm.

11 May / Free - $40 depending on age / All ages

More info: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/sydney

Mother’s Day Classic

8km event raising money for breast cancer research. Held in the CBD, looping between Macquarie Street and William Street.

May 12 / $25 or $50 (choice of donation) / All ages

More info: https://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/

A family enjoying the Mother’s Day Classic

Source: Women In Super

Ultra Trail Australia

11km event in the Blue Mountains (approx. 1-hour drive from CBD)

May 16 / $80 entry / 12+ event

More info: https://www.ultratrailaustralia.com.au/races/uta11/the-course

Pancare Foundation Walk For Hope

A 5km event held along the Parramatta River, raising funds for fight against pancreatic cancer.

26 May / Price is donation based / All ages

More info: https://sydney.pancarewalkforhope.com.au/

Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn

This event is a 420-metre hill run. A family event up the steepest hill in Sydney up Awaba Street. Event is raising money for children’s medical equipment. Participants can enter either as an individual or as families or even with a pet.

26 May / $10 - $40 depending on age / All ages

More info: https://www.balmoralburn.com.au/

Western Sydney Marathon

A series of different events for different age groups ranging from 2 – 42km. Held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.

June 1 / Free - $95 entry depending on event / All ages

More info: http://www.westernsydneymarathon.com.au/Race_Info/Marathon.htm

Participants warming up for the Western Sydney Marathon.

Source: NSW Government

Sutherland 2 Surf

An 11km track from Sutherland to Don Lucas Reserve, $1,500 prize for first place

July 21 / $55 for standard adult entry / 16+ event

More info: https://sutherland2surf.com.au/

Sydney Harbour 10K & 5K

Both the 10km and 5km events take participants around the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and the Barangaroo headland area.

July 28 / $35 - $55 – All ages

More info: https://www.sydneyharbour10k.com.au/

Sydney Striders 10K Series

A series of 10km events over four different courses around the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre

August 3 / $25 entry / 18+ event

More info: http://www.sydneystriders.org.au/striders/#10k_series

Oxfam Trailwalker

A walk from Hawkesbury to the Harbour, both a 50km and 100km event. Raising money for Oxfam in its fight against poverty.

23-24 August, $500 -$700 entry / 18+ event

More info: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/sydney/

Ultimately, whatever it is you’re looking for in your running schedule, Sydney is littered with events on every street and beyond. From the heart of the CBD, the scenic harbour area and all the way out to the beautiful Blue Mountains, running will take you to every corner of Sydney throughout Autumn and Winter.

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