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Sydney Marathon
Come and run Australia's most scenic
course and have fun at the
Sydney Running Festival

Sydney Marathon, 22 September 2013

The Sydney Marathon was first held in 2001 and was organized as a celebration of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2001 and 2002, the Sydney Marathon event was offering to choices: a full marathon and half a marathon. In 2003, the Bridge Run was changed to finish at the Opera House. In 2004 the organizers decided that all three runs must finish at the Opera House.

In 2005 Sydney Marathon was renamed, and is called now Sydney Running Festival.

We offer trips around three of the events. They all start in Bradfield Park, Milson's Point run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House (Marathon and Half Marathon) and Royal Botanic Gardens (Bridge Run).

Course Description: The Sydney Marathon course is made of gradual climbs (nothing dramatic) and flat sections. The first 5k are gentle gradual slopes over the bridge, Macquarie Street up to the Mrs Macquarie's Chair section. The next 15km are flat as the course goes through the eastern suburbs and Centennial Park and then back to the city. In the city the course follows Sussex Street, Hickson Road and climbs up to Townes and Dalgety Streets towards to the Observatory Hill. The final section goes to the Cahill Corkscrew towards to the and on to the forecourt of the Opera House which marks the finish line.

There are three groups in each race all seeded according to expected finish time. For slower runners, joggers or walkers it is important to be in the correct starting group. Your time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will only record your time from when you cross the start mats to the finish line mats. This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible end result.

We customise the trip to suit your wishes and are happy to organise flights, travel insurance, car hire and visas for you, if necessary