Training Programs

Official Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Training Programs!

Stay tuned for the Official Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Training Programs!

  • 16 weeks Blackmores Sydney Marathon Training Program
  • 14 weeks Blackmores Half Marathon Training Program
  • 9 weeks Blackmores 9k Bridge Run Training Program
  • 6 weeks Medibank 3.9k Family Fun Run Training Program

Training programs will be available to suit beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

For free training programs, expert health and fitness advice, delicious recipes and more to help you cross the finish line visit here. The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is on Sunday 18 September 2016.


Can Too Training – Fitness Fighting Cancer

Join our team to help you achieve a goal you never thought possible at the Sydney Running Festival this year. 

Sydney Running Festival Training Programs:

Can Too is a non-profit program that matches fitness incentives with a good cause. Since 2005 Can Too has trained more than 10,000 participants and raised nearly $16 million dollars for cancer research.

We provide twice-weekly group training sessions with professional coaches at locations across Sydney. Our 20 week Marathon, 14 week Half Marathon and 10 week 9km programs attract people of all fitness and experience. Some people are driven by health and fitness goals - to run their fastest time or to lose weight; others join to support cancer research, meet new friends or because they want professional coaching. Everyone is welcome!

Locations across Sydney & Regional NSW

“I NEVER EVER DREAMED I could run a half marathon, but I did. And if I can – YOU CAN TOO! If you are thinking about doing the same – I cannot recommend Can Too highly enough. It continues to be one of the great joys of my life.’’ Sydney Running Festival Half Marathoner


RunLab Training Group

We understand what it takes to be able to improve your running and take it to the next level. Our Run groups are not only an Interval training session but an education on running, carefully built and structured by Elite runner Vlad Shatrov and delivered professionally, period.

We hold our Run groups in an ever-increasing number of locations. Improve your running by joining one of our run-groups and start running training with us.

We know Running by yourself can be difficult, even those at the top of their chosen profession find that if they really want to improve and be challenged, a group environment is a huge advantage. Then add to this the expertise of structure and experience, and you create a dynamic training environment.

Sydney Striders Marathon Training Group

The Sydney Striders MTG offer a first-time marathoner’s program with experienced runners to guide you through your marathon journey.

The Sydney-based Striders offer a hosted training program for the Blackmores Sydney Marathon. The Marathon Training Group, or MTG, run each Sunday as a group and follow a program designed for first-time marathoners.

Joining is easy – simply come along to the Sydney Striders Sunday “STaR” runs and let the host know that you would like to run with the MTG. 

The Sydney Striders calendar of runs is located here >>

There is no fee to join the MTG, and you are welcome to come along and join us any time. We encourage regular MTG members to join the Sydney Striders running club.

From mid-June we will be running 20+ kms each Sunday at an easy pace. We always run as a group and draw on the wealth of Sydney Striders marathon experience as we go.


Sydney Harbour Runners

Sydney Harbour Runners are a CBD based running community. We run each week with a choice of two courses being between 8km and 12km, or a technique group focused on making better runners. Dedicated to making running fun and building a great community, Sydney Harbour Runners are focused on ensuring everyone runs to their potential in a team atmosphere. For the 2014 Sydney Running Festival we will be running our 17k course which will give runners the opportunity to train on more than 80% of the Half Marathon course - there's nothing like having inside knowledge come race day.

You can find Sydney Harbour Runners on Tuesday nights. A bag drop is available at Westfields Sydney, Urban Level opposite Sushi Connection and all runs start from St.James Station/Hyde Park at 6:05pm. For further information check the event pages on the Sydney Harbour Runners Facebook page.


Running Mums Australia is an Australia wide running movement for mums who love to run. Our aim is to encourage and empower you, as a mum and a runner in your running journey. The network has been created to share our achievements, come together at events and talk about running, fitness, diet and training tips from beginner runners right up to elite level. You can  join our safe and secure running community of women over on Facebook at and you can follow in the journey at

We welcome anyone who is a mum who loves to run in Australia! Come join us!

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