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Must do in August each year

I’m fortunate to have completed 3 City2Surfs in Sydney, and it is the original and best one to... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Perth, Australia
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My 9 year old daughter finished the race with me!

I'm not really a runner, but my daughter and I wanted to do something fun together, so we... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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The Sun-Herald City to Surf is the mecca for anyone that considers himself/herself a runner in Australia. It has been held in August for the last 44 years and since its humble beginnings (only 1500 participants), it has grown to an attendance of...more
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I’m fortunate to have completed 3 City2Surfs in Sydney, and it is the original and best one to complete. 14km course from the city to Bondi Beach, there’s great entertainment along the way and the views and experience are amazing. And heartbreak hill is renowned...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I'm not really a runner, but my daughter and I wanted to do something fun together, so we registered. I'm so glad we did! It was definitely hard with a 9 year old, but what a absolute trooper, as she finished the race. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KFonz
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Wow! what an experience. I just completed my first ever City2Surf run and was on a high all day. It was so well supported, so organised, the atmosphere along the route was excellent, the weather was superb, the views amazing. I am not a runner...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing event with high energy even if you walk it. Well organised and the 14 kms is entertaining and great views Always great weather Will be back again next year

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 158lilya
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was a well supported race, with everything you would expect from a large scale race. The only negative experience I had was with the expo. There were very long lines to pickup bibs, and the only people directing were giving out misinformation (sending people...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank carolblz44
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a great run. Reasonably challenging with regular undulations and a big hill in the middle. Weather is almost always spectacular, great entertainment enroute. Incredibly well organised. The entry fee includes free public transport so easy to get back to the city. If you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank socwal
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The city to surf is a great day/weekend in Sydney. It is extremely well organised and while the run itself is quite difficult, getting to and from is easy. This is a must do!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LizzyLeeton
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was my first City2Surf, and it was an awesome experience. The organisation of so many people into and out of both the start area at Hyde Park and the finish at Bondi was smooth and trouble free. The course is scenic, challenging and engaging,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ilovesingapore79
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The atmosphere at this fun run is amazing, 75,000 runners in August running (and walking) from Hyde Park to Bondi (14km) in Sydney! It is well organised, you don't have to be fast or good, just get out there, move and have fun! The course...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank wendyt26
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This event is really amazing. More than 80,000 runners from the Sydney CBD to the iconic Bondi Beach. The organisation is perfect for guiding the masses through the Sydney streets and over heartbreak hill. Do not under estimate this climb from Rose Bay to Vaucluse!...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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