Sydney’s favourite sporting event, the 2015 Sun-Herald City2Surf race will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015. One of the biggest runs on the yearly calendar, the 14km fun run attracts over 80,000 participants every year. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid runner, jogger or walker, the event is a great excuse to create a strong sense of community and raise money for some of worthy NSW charities.
The course lives up to its name, City2Surf, as it weaves through Sydney city and finishes up at the iconic Bondi Beach. It’s a great way to see some of the best bits of Sydney. You’ll begin on the corner of Hyde Park at the intersection of Park and College Street before travelling up William Street and heading into the tunnel at Kings Cross. You’ll continue on New South Head road through the picturesque neighbourhood of Rose Bay before reaching the most challenging part of the course, appropriately named ‘Heartbreak Hill’. The good news is once you reach ‘Heartbreak Hill’ you’ve made it to the halfway point. The race to the finish is all downhill from there through Vaucluse, onto Old South Head Road and Military Road before reaching the golden, sandy, Bondi Beach. All the race information can be viewed here.
Preparing for the race
14km may not sound like a long way but we guarantee once you reach ‘Heartbreak Hill’ you’ll start to feel the burn. People of all fitness level participate in the race each year. A variety of training programs for beginners, to intermediates to advanced are available to help get you physically and mentally prepared for the big race. We do recommend you take a look at these and incorporate some elements into your own plan, especially if you are attempting the race for the first time.
All for a Good Cause
The annual race aims to raise much needed funds, specifically $5,000,000, for various NSW charities. Whether you’re racing on your own or in a team, there are three ways in which you can help raise funds for this event for the charity of your choice. Funds raised have already reached over $634,267.
Where to stay
Holiday Inn Potts Point is centrally located to the race, offering a great vantage point for loved ones cheering you on and a comfortable room for you to retreat back to after you conquer the course. With several accommodation packages to choose from, you’ll find something to suit what you are looking for.
Before the race begins you can warm up and stretch the legs with a 15 minute walk down to the starting line. Your family and friends can cheer you on around the corner from the hotel as you make your way up William Street and through the tunnel at Kings Cross before catching a train for just two stops to Bondi to watch you cross the finish line. Celebrate your achievements with a well-deserved meal and drink at one of the many friendly cafes, award-winning restaurants and lively bars located just moments from the hotel.