Event Update 19th August 2021
Dear Blackmores Sydney Running Festival community,
It has been a difficult rollercoaster over the past couple of months and despite our hope and optimism that we would be able to deliver an event this Spring, we now acknowledge that ongoing restrictions and the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW means staging an event in 2021 isn’t possible.
We are heartbroken, and we know this disappointment is felt by all of you, our runners, sponsors, partners, charities, and volunteers who all make up our incredible community. Whilst the 19 September and our desired backup date in October can’t happen, we will continue to explore options but for now we need to press pause on the 20th Runiversary until 2022. We can’t wait to celebrate with you then, in person, not only 20 great years but also the return to live running events!
In the meantime, we are incredibly excited to announce the return of the second edition of the Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival kicking off on Sunday 19 September!!! We know our community extends beyond Sydney so this version will give everyone the chance to participate from across the world!
Between Sunday 19 September – Sunday 17 October put your training into practice or get yourself back out there and take on your favourite event distance in your neighbourhoodn (please observe any local Government restrictions and COVID-safety requirements in your area)
The Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival is FREE to enter, but you can pay to upgrade to our premium option to unlock great race day goodies. Stay tuned for some new features which will help bring the virtual event to life. To keep you motivated along the way there will be some great competitions, and don’t forget to share your photos and upload your results so we can all celebrate this journey together.
Your KM’s in your neighborhood still count, so please support our official charity partners, and make a difference.
All current participants have been contacted by email with their options.
We can’t wait for you to join us. Register now!
Run your race, cross your finish line and individually we can all run together.
Event Update 29th July 2021
To our Blackmores Sydney Running Festival community given the recent announcement of the lockdown extension in NSW, we want to provide you with an event update.
Firstly, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding while we have been working through how we can deliver a safe event in 2021. Again, we would like to acknowledge our community of runners in Sydney and those across Australia and beyond who have been impacted by COVID. We know these are challenging times, and we hope you and your families remain safe and well and that you can exercise daily for your physical and mental health.
Whilst at this stage it is possible our scheduled event date of Sunday 19 September 2021 could proceed; we must acknowledge that this is becoming unlikely. As such we are negotiating a backup date. We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the NSW Government and Agencies and keep you updated once we have some more information.
Early bird entries for the 2021 event are set to close this Sunday 31 July however given the current situation we understand some runners may need more time to decide. We will extend the early bird period to Sunday 5 September.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and can’t wait to welcome you back to the start line!
Keep safe, healthy, and fit!
Event Update July 2021
To our Blackmores Sydney Running Festival community.
Given the current COVID developments in NSW, we thought it important to provide you with an event update.
Firstly, we would like to acknowledge our community of runners in Sydney who are currently experiencing lockdown and wish you all well. We know these are challenging times, and we hope you and your families remain safe and well.
We are still working towards our scheduled date of Sunday 19 September 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the NSW Government and Agencies in the lead up.
If we are required to implement any changes we will notify you as soon as possible on the status of the event and your options should this eventuate.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Keep safe, healthy, and fit! We’ll be back in touch with an update soon.