Sydney, renowned for its iconic landmarks and vibrant culture, is bustling with excitement as it prepares to host the highly anticipated Sydney Marathon on Sunday 17th September 2023. With its breathtaking course, diverse race options, and world-class attractions, the city is set to provide an unforgettable experience for runners and spectators alike.
The Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS, has become one of the fastest growing, and most scenic races in the world. Competitors will run across the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge before finishing at the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. No city in the world has a better combination of natural beauty, love of sport, and celebrated infrastructure for hosting a marathon than Sydney.
It is this reason that the Sydney Marathon has emerged as a candidate race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors. If successful, Sydney Marathon will join an esteemed group of races, Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon, BMW-Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and TCS New York City Marathon as the most prestigious marathons in the world.
If the full 26 miles appears too daunting, Sydney Marathon also offers a more relaxing Half-Marathon, 10km event and 3.5km Family Run, all still routed along the famous landmarks that are synonymous with Sydney, making the day perfect for runners of all types.
Best of all, it is not too late to take part in this year’s event! Interested runners can enjoy guaranteed entry with packages from Destination Sport and If Only. Full details can be seen below:
Destination Sport offers guaranteed 2023 Sydney Marathon entry with a 5-night stay at the 5* InterContinental Sydney with daily breakfast and pre-race dinner. This package also includes a half-day sightseeing tour, Sydney Harbour cocktail cruise, exclusive marathon tours and access to VIP tent at finish and post-race celebrations. This package is ABTA protected. Prices from £1,475pp.
If Only offers a bespoke package including guaranteed 2023 Sydney Marathon entry with return flights with Qantas Airways, a 5-night stay at the 5* Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney with breakfast, a Sydney Harbour cruise and post-race celebrations. This package is ABTA protected. Prices from £3,369pp. Please call: 0141 955 4000
For runners and spectators alike looking to be close to the action, Capella Sydney is a fantastic option in the heart of the city. The heritage-listed Edwardian building has recently opened as a luxurious five-star, 192-guestroom hotel. Boasting onsite signature restaurants, a fitness centre, yoga platform, auriga spa, and a swimming and vitality pool – Capella Sydney offers a serene sanctuary and escape from the fervour of the crowds.
Every weekend the nearby Rocks area also comes to life with The Rocks Market, bringing together the best food, drink, art and music in the area. The Rocks is littered with picturesque laneways that are lined with quirky brunch spots, some of Sydney’s oldest pubs, and a range of historic buildings and iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art.