2023 City2Surf Returns This Weekend

August 8, 2023

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – With just five days until the City2Surf returns the countdown is on as the world’s largest fun run gets ready to set the streets of Sydney alive with its sea of colour and party atmosphere.

This Sunday, more than 75,000 people will line up for this world-famous event and take on the iconic 14km course from the city’s CBD to Bondi Beach, where finishers, friends and family will continue the party as they celebrate the day’s achievements.

For 53 years the City2Surf has brought people of all ages, abilities and walks of life together to enjoy being active and revel in all that is great about Sydney.

Amongst the party, giving back to charity has become the beating heart of the event. Since 2008, City2Surf participants have raised over $52 million for charities in need. Already in 2023, over $1.5 million has been donated and with a week to go that tally is set to rise further, with $3 million this year’s target.

Martin Mashford, Regional Director of The IRONMAN Group Oceania, organisers of the City2Surf, said he’s delighted to see tens of thousands of runners return for the 2023 event.

“It’s amazing to have over 75,000 people already entered for the City2Surf and we can’t wait to see them all take on the 14km course from the CBD to Bondi Beach next Sunday and we look forward to seeing everyone achieve their personal goals,” said Mashford.

“Race day brings an atmosphere like no other to the streets of Sydney. Whether you’re a runner hoping to set a new PB, a walker raising vital dollars for charities in need, or party animal planning to dance the course in your best fancy dress, the City2Surf really is an event for everyone.

“Registrations remain open until 5pm on Saturday 12 August, so it’s not too late to get entry in and be a part of this iconic event,” he said.

Entries for the City2Surf are available at https://city2surf.com.au/


For more information please contact:

Craig Heydon
Public Relations & Media Director, The IRONMAN Group Oceania
Mob: 0402 318 918

Ruth Bowerman
Media Executive, The IRONMAN Group Oceania
M: +64 21 209 6978

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

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Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.