About The Event FAQs
About the Event FAQs
When is the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival?
The 2013 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival will be held on Sunday 22 September.
What is the date of the 2014 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival?
The date for the 2014 event is TBC.
When do online entries open for the 2013 event?
Online entries are scheduled to open at midday Tuesday 19 March, 2013.
Who can enter the event?
Anyone can enter the event whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog. The event has four different distances to chose from so there is a run to suit all fitness levels and they all go over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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. Thirteen 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 raised over $10 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 of $2.5 million and also how you can run for free.
What does my entry fee cover?
Besides a great day out with your friends and family, your event fee goes towards staging one of the most challenging events within Sydney, including extensive road closures, policing and other vital infrastructure to ensure a successful event for participants and non participants in Sydney.
Your Event Kit contains your race bib, timing chip, clothing bag, useful event information as well as a load of sponsor goodies. 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? Why not 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. Volunteer registration will be available from May 2013.
Will the event be broadcast on TV?
Who can I contact for more information?
Visit our contact us page for all the details you will require.
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