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Sydney Marathon 2024 - Dates, Transport, Costs & More Details

Sydney Marathon 2024 - Dates, Transport, Costs & More Details

The Sydney Marathon Festival is one of the most sought after and incredible race days on offer in Australia.

In 2024, it promises to be bigger than ever, with entries selling out quickly. Thousands of runners are eagerly anticipating the chance to run through Sydney's stunning landmarks. It is touted as one of the most scenic runs in the country.

What Events Are On Offer?


  • 42.195km Sydney Marathon
  • 10km Bridge Run
  • 3.5km Family Fun Run

When Is The Sydney Marathon 2024?

All events in the Sydney Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 15th. Runners will race past iconic locations including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Race times for each event are as follows:

  • 42.195km Sydney Marathon: 6am
  • 10km Bridge Run: 7.25am
  • 3.5km Family Fun Run: 8.05am

Getting There & Where To Park:

To ensure a smooth start to your event, we recommend arriving at least 60 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Being rushed at the start line is not a good feeling, trust me, I've been there before.

The organisers highly recommend using public transport on the day. Parking availability is limited, and race-day traffic congestion may cause delays. Public transport provides easy access to the starting points.


  • Milsons Point and Kirribilli: Limited street parking is available. After parking, it's a short walk to the start line.
  • Sydney Opera House Car Park: For those running the full marathon, parking here allows for a convenient walk to the finish line area.

Sydney Marathon Runners Expo:

Discover the Runners Expo at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point. The expo features a dynamic assortment of fitness-focused vendors, making it a must-visit both pre and post-race. Whether you're picking up your race pack or soaking in the atmosphere, there's something for everyone.

Enjoy some displays from both Australian & International brands.

Sustainability At Sydney Marathon 2024:

The Sydney Marathon notes in one its fact sheets the following information:

"Sydney Marathon is aiming to achieve certification under the Council of Responsible Sport – certification for social and environmental sustainability at sports events."

What that actually entails is not well-documented, but it certainly looks as though the organisers of this great event are striving for a more sustainable event.

To further reduce waste, consider using your own hydration vests. Our R700 Hydration Vest is an excellent option.

How Much Does It Cost To Run The Sydney Marathon?

Entry Fees and Inclusions for the Sydney Marathon 2024:

  • Sydney Marathon (Aus & NZ): $170.00
  • Sydney Marathon (International): $210.00
  • 10km Run (Aus/NZ) Adult: $85.00
  • 10km Run (International) Adult: $105.00
  • 3.5km Family Run: $45.00

    Note: This is the pricing at time of writing - this could change.

    Additional Details:

    • Pace Teams: Experienced pacers will help runners achieve their target times, from 2 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours.
    • Charity: Participants can run for charity, supporting causes like the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia and Dementia Australia.
    • Transport and Accessibility: The event includes provisions for public transport options and accommodations for participants with disabilities.
    • Elite Runners: The marathon features an elite category for top athletes aiming for exceptional performance.

    For more details, visit the Sydney Marathon official website.