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Sydney turns it on: active and stunning

You will love every second of running in this energetic city

Sydney turns it on: active and stunningWith its active outdoor lifestyle and stunning natural beauty, you will love every second of running in Sydney. Not too many cities in the world have stunning scenery like the most populous city in Australia.

On the run, you can take in places like Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park. Or go for a sea-breezy run and wave at swimmers and surfers at Bondi Beach.

CBD city loop

Start and finish: Circular Quay
Distance: appr. 6km / 3,7 miles

This route includes some of Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park. Start at Circular Quay and run to the Opera House. Stop for a moment to enjoy the beautiful view of the Harbour Bridge. Move along the Opera House until you've reached Farm Cove. Enter the Botanical Gardens and head south. Leave the park at The Domain Depot, follow Art Gallery Road until you're on Prince Albert Road. Enter Hyde Park and head south. Leave the park at Liverpool Street, turn right and after three blocks opt for right on George Street. Move along until you're back at Circular Quay.

Coastal run: Bondi to Coogee

Sydney turns it on: active and stunningA trip to Sydney wouldn’t be complete without visiting Australia's most famous beach: Bondi Beach. It's the closest coastal beach to Sydney's city centre, about a 20 minutes ride by bus. The 5km Bondi to Coogee presents you a prime seaside run. Starting at Bondi, you can follow the coastal path south past Brontevia Tamarama and Bronti beaches and then right through to Bondi's little sister Coogee Beach. Then all you've got to do is turn around and run back. Finish your workout with the ultimate Bondi experience: catching a wave with local surf dudes and having a big Aussie breakfast in one of the vibrant cafes.

Sydney Running Festival

Fancy a spectacular running event? Join the Sydney Running Festival in September, the remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Next to the marathon you can challenge a half marathon, 9k Bridge Run and 3.5k Family Run. Check the website for entries and more information.

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Martin Helmantel

Martin Helmantel

30 January 2014 12:23

If you talk about running in Sydney you have to mention the City2Surf. The Sun-Herald City2Surf is not just Sydney's favourite sporting event, it is the world's largest run with over 80,000 registered participants each year - a greater number than the London and New York Marathons combined.

Since 1971 Sydneysiders have been joined by participants from all over the world, elite athletes rubbing shoulders with locals to run, walk or watch the 14 kilometre race from Hyde Park in Sydney's central business district to the finish at spectacular Bondi Beach.

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Another great spot to do your run in Sydney is Centennial Park. This beautiful park is popular with many runners and cyclists as well. Close to CBD, which makes it a perfect training area early in the morning and during lunch breaks.