Event FAQs

What is the date of the 2014 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival?
The date for the 2014 event is Sunday, 21 September 2014.

How do I register for the 2014 event?
Entries for the 2014 event are available online. Click here to register. Alternatively, you can email: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au for a paper entry form. Please note that Early Bird paper entries close 18 July, 2014.

Who can enter the event?
Anyone can enter the event. The event has four different distances to choose from, so there is a run to suit all fitness levels, whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog. All event courses go over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Do I need to register a child under the age of 5 years old?
Yes, all entrants regardless of age must be registered to be allowed on course due to safety regulations. Children under the age of 5 can register for $0 and their entry type can be found under the ‘Child’ tab for each event. Please not that for your own safety, all children under 5 must enter the C group along with their guardian.

Who owns the event?
This event is owned by Athletics Australia, a not-for-profit organisation responsible for managing the sport of athletics in Australia. It is important to note that all profits from the event go back into the community through Athletics Australia’s programs making this event one of the only true charitable running events in the country.

Why was the event started?
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination. Fourteen years on and the Blackmores Sydney Marathon and Running Festival is one of the most spectacular running events and marathons in the world.

How much has been raised over the years?
We are delighted to report that the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival has fundraised over $11.9 million for charitable causes.

How can I fundraise and run for free?
To get your entry fee refunded simply reach the individual target set for your event. Click here to learn how you can help us meet our overall fundraising target and also how you can run for free.

What does my entry fee cover?
In addition to a great day out with your friends and family, your event fee goes towards staging one of the most challenging events within Sydney. This includes, your event kit, extensive road closures, policing and other vital infrastructure to ensure a successful event for participants and non-participants in Sydney.

Your Event Kit will contain your race bib, timing chip, clothing bag and useful event information. Each entrant will also receive free public transport to and from the event by showing your event bib. Each finisher will also receive a quality commemorative medal featuring an Australian athletic legend. Marathon finishers will also receive a finishers T-shirt for their efforts.

Can I volunteer to help?
Not participating, but still want to be part of the action and have some fun? Join the Suncorp Bank Volunteer team. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, meet people with similar interests and of course have fun and help some amazing people achieve their individual goal on event day. Click here for more information.

Will the event be broadcast on TV?
The BSRF will be screened live on Channel 10 commencing at 7:00am and on Eurosport Asia.

Who can I contact for more information?
Visit our contact us page for all the details.

Would your organisation/product like to be involved with the event?
If your orgnisation has an interest in being considered as a sponsor or parnter for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, you must complete the Sponsorship Request Form and send this back to info@sydneyrunningfestival.org

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