FEATURE EVENTS

Pink Triathlon

22 April 2018

Have you always wanted to try a triathlon but have been either too scared or too nervous to join in and have a go?  Triathlon Pink is for YOU!!  Not only do we swim in the pool (where you can use a pool noodle if you want to), you can ride ANY kind of (roadworthy) bike and can walk any part of the run (more like a run, walk, chat, run)

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

20 May 2018

In it’s 16th year, the SMH Half promises to deliver another exciting instalment.

Over 13,000 participants navigated the streets of Sydney and it’s iconic landscape, challenging themselves as an individual runner or relay team in The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure.

Line honours in the men’s Half Marathon went to Rio Olympian Liam Adams from Melbourne, in an impressive time of 1:05:08. Queensland’s Cassie Fien took out the female event in a time of 1:15:32. The Relay event, with a new start location and a registration growth of 40%, saw Russell Dessaix-Chin and James Tunbridge claimed the win in 1:11:57.

2017 also saw the inaugural Elite Wheelchair Sprint, taking off in front of the main field, completing a lighting 2.5km loop in the Royal Botanical Gardens. Richard Nicholson from the ACT hit the line first to claim the Sprint, setting an incredible pace with a time of 6:47, finishing ahead of 16 year- old Gregory Luff from Miranda, who completed the course in 10:14.

The Great Nosh Footrace

3 June 2018

The Great Nosh Footrace on Sunday, 3 June 2018 is a trail run through some of Sydney’s most spectacular bushland, mostly on bush tracks and fire trails with some steep sections.

The course covers some beautiful trails along Middle Harbour. The terrain is rough in places so you need to watch where you place your feet; This is a natural bush track, not pavement, so there will be tree branches and roots!

Sun-Herald City2Surf

12 August 2018

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac has now been running for 46 years and is owned and organised by The Sun-Herald(formerly The Sun), a Fairfax Media publication. History tells us that the inspiration for this great event came via a note from Fairfax’s US correspondent, who sent a newspaper clipping in 1970 about the San Francisco Bay to Breakers to the editor of The Sun newspaper, Jack Tier. From that internal memorandum The Sun City2Surf was born, albeit humbly, in 1971, with just over 1,500 entrants (only 2% of the field was female).

In the years since it has been proven time and again that no other fun run in the Southern Hemisphere matches the City2Surf in terms of organisation or demographics.

For the first time in the event’s history women outnumbered men in the capacity field of 63,451 in 2006: it is truly a community event attracting entrants from all walks of life and all ages. Originally a 15km course, the 14km course of today has now become one of the most loved and largest community events in the world.

The reputation of this uniquely Sydney event has grown year on year and the event is widely recognised as a ‘bucket-list’ item for serious runners and adventure lovers around the world. The Telegraph listed the event as one of the 16 Great Running Races Around the World, whilst Runner’s World lists the event in their 20 Races To Do Before You Die. Runtastic counts the event amongst it’s list of the World’s Most Extraordinary Races and Running Shoes Guru lists the event as one of the Top Ten Running Races In The World. In each of these lists, the City2Surf was the only Australian event to be featured.

 

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