Sydney Marathon

If you're going to conquer one of the world's toughest fitness challenges, do it in the prettiest city in the world.
Joe Rivers
Published on May 06, 2024


You shouldn't need an introduction to what a marathon is but you might need a reminder as to why Sydney Marathon is considered one of the world's premier marathon events.

If you're brave enough to sign up for the event on Sunday, September 15, you can take on the full 42.2 kilometres. The good news: Sydney Marathon route planners wisely capitalise on the city's unparalleled beauty so you get to start with a run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge before passing through Pyrmont, Walsh Bay, Oxford Street, Centennial Park and Mrs Macquarie's Chair before your triumphant finish in front of the Sydney Opera House. There are also 4.2-kilometre family-friendly mini marathon and 10km options available if they're more your speed.

Don't let the nerves get to you — volunteers, well-wishers and friends will be roaring encouragement along the way, plus you'll get emotional boosts from your fellow competitors. We can't promise it will make the time fly by, but it'll certainly give you that extra push you need.

Images: Destination NSW


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