The Numbers Behind The 2023 City2Surf

August 12, 2023

12 August 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The City2Surf returns to the streets of Sydney tomorrow, Sunday 13 August, with tens of thousands of runners preparing to take part in the world-famous event.

The 2023 City2Surf will be the 51st physical running of the event, and 53rd in total after going virtual for two years in 2020 and 2021.

Heading into Sunday the City2Surf team has put together some of the interesting numbers that make up this year’s event.

0 – Youngest runner – one child born on 4/4/23 will be taking part with their parents

1 – One former winner in the field – 2022 women’s champion Leanne Pompeani

2.5 – Million dollars already raised for charity ahead of this year’s event

3 – Million is the charity fundraising target for 2023

14 – Kilometres runners will travel between the CBD and Bondi Beach

17 – Bands on course entertaining runners throughout the day

18 – City2Surf Legends will once again take to the streets of Sydney – running every year since 1971

35 – Average runner’s age

37 – Countries represented

52 – Million raised for charities since 2008

53 – Years of the City2Surf

91 – Age of oldest male and female runner

97 – Number of participants who will celebrate their birthday on race day

250+ – Number of runners dressed as Wonder Woman set to assemble for a Guinness World Record attempt

402 – Charities supported by City2Surf fundraisers in 2023

640 – Expected bus movements between Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction after the event

1,800 – Volunteers helping to run the event

1971 – Year of the first City2Surf

2026 – Most represented postcode – Bondi

80,000+ – Runners registered

1,120,000 – Total kilometres that 80,000 runners would cover during the City2Surf on Sunday

For your last chance to enter the City2Surf visit 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

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