What’s happening and when?

Date Time Action
Thursday, August 11 7:30am - 7:30pm Race Bib Collection at the CITYFIT Expo
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park
Friday, August 12 8:00am - 6:30pm Race Bib Collection at the CITYFIT Expo
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park
Saturday, August 13 8:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection at the CITYFIT Expo
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park
Sunday, August 14
5:30am Race HQ opens for race information and bib replacements
5:45am Gear drop opens
7:00am Gear drop closes - all gear is transported to the finish
7:50am Event starts (see below for individual start group times)
10:30am Presentations to commence

*Start times and schedule are subject to change.

We encourage participants to arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to their race start time.

What time do I start?

Start Time Start Group Location
7:50am Elite Wheelchair Athletes Start Park Street
7:55am Seeded Start Park Street
Preferred Start Park Street
The Sun-Herald Red Start Park Street
8:05am The Sun-Herald Green Start College Street, North of William Street
8:20am Gold Charity Start South of Park St; enter beside VIP area
8:30am Singapore Airlines Blue Start College Street, South of William Street
9:05am Westpac Yellow Start College Street North; enter via Prince Albert Road
9:30am Back of the Pack - Orange Start Macquarie Street; enter via Martin Place

*Start times are subject to change.

How do I get to my start?

Click below to see how to access your start group on race day.

Does my entry include public transport?

Integrated ticketing will be available for all participants competing in the 2016 City2Surf. Simply present your race bib or finisher's medallion when boarding public transport on race day and you will ride for free.

Can I collect for all members of my team?

If your team is sending one member on behalf of all team members to collect race bibs from the CITYFIT Expo, they will need to bring a list containing the full name and corresponding bib number of each participant. Such list can be downloaded from the Team Managers tiktok dashboard by selecting 'My Teams', 'Control Panel', select 'Downloads' and 'Click to Download Team Members'.

To ensure our team can collate your race bibs as quickly as possible, please sort the list in ascending numerical order prior to printing.

Can I enter on the day?

Event entries will close at 7pm the day before the event, unless sold out prior; no entries will be taken after this time.

How do I create a team?

Creating a team is a great way to bring together family, friends or colleagues as part of your participation in the 2016 City2Surf. To create a team, visit our registration form and;

1. Select your preferred registration type
2. Click 'Create a Team' on the pop-up box
3. Fill out your teams details and click 'Create my Team'

From here, you will be taken to the team managers tiktok dashboard where it will then direct you to register yourself for the event. The dashboard is also where you can manage your team details. 

Share your team name, and password if applicable, with your team members so they can select to 'Join a Team' when registering.

How do I enter a team?

If your workplace or friends have registered a team for this years event, you can join their team when registering. You just need to use our registration form and select your registration type, click 'Join a Team' on the pop-up box and search for your team name.

If you have already registered and wish to join a team, please email us at city2surf@fairfaxmedia.com.au and include your full name, bib number, team name and team password (if applicable) in your email. 

Can I change my start group?

Once registration is complete, the relevant colour, number and start group cannot be changed.

Entrants are able to start behind their registered start group but not before. Therefore, if your friends or family are starting in a group after yours you can drop back on the day and run with them, likewise if they are in a start group ahead of you they can drop back. 

Please note starting before your allocated start time will result in a disqualification due to front start group safety capacities.

Can I transfer my entry?

Person to person transfers will be available online from Wednesday, August 3 until 5pm on Tuesday, August 9. To transfer your registration, simply login to your tiktok dashboard and;

  1. Select 'My Registrations'
  2. Click the 'details' button of the participants registration you wish to transfer
  3. Select 'Make Changes' and 'Transfer Registration'
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the transfer

When transferring your entry to another person you will be charged a $20 administration fee. In addition to this, it is important to note that the start group of the replacement participant will remain the same as your existing entry. If you have entered into a pre-qualifying start group, the replacing participant will also need to qualify for this start group for the transfer to be successful. 

If your race bib has been posted to you, please be sure to pass it along to the replacing participant.

What do I do if I have lost my eTicket?

If you have deleted your eTicket, please log in to your tiktok dashboard to retrieve a copy. If your bank account has not been charged, you are not entered into the event.

Where is Race Bib Collection?

Participants who registered on or after Wednesday, June 1, will be required to collect their race bib from the CITYFIT Expo. To see opening times and location please click here. Please bring a copy of your eTicket or SMS to show event staff at race bib collection. If for any reason you are unable to attend, a friend or family member can attend on your behalf.

Where can I leave my gear?

This year we will be offering participants the opportunity to drop their gear at the CITYFIT Expo. If you are not able to drop your gear off at the expo prior to race day but would still like to use the gear service, you have the option to drop your belongings on race morning in Hyde Park North.

Please note, gear drop is not available for participants in the Orange Back of the Pack Start Group.

When Drop-off location Date Drop-off times Pick-up location
Pre-event CITYFIT Expo
Royal Hall of Industries
Moore Park
Thursday, August 11
Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13
7:30am - 7:30pm
8:00am - 6:30pm
8:00am - 4:00pm

Event Village at Bondi Beach
Event Day Start area at Hyde Park North Sunday, August 14 5:45am - 7:00am Event Village at Bondi Beach

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Is there postage available?

Free race bib postage is included for all participants who entered on or before Tuesday, May 31.  Race bibs will be sent to the valid Australian address provided upon registering. If you have registered with an overseas address you will need to collect your race bib from the CITYFIT Expo. Postage of race bibs will commence approximately 3-4 weeks prior to race day. 

Participants who registered on or after Wednesday, June 1, will be required to collect their race bib from the CITYFIT Expo. 

Please note, all Gold Charity Runners will be required to collect their race bib from the CITYFIT Expo.

Is there a Family Package available?

There is a family package available for this years City2Surf. The package includes two adult entries and one child entry. If you are wanting to register an additional participant, you can do so at the cart contents page by clicking "Register Another". Please note, family packages are only available for purchase up until midnight on Friday, August 5.

Can I enter multiple people during the registration process?

Yes, when you arrive at the cart contents page of the registration process, click “Register Another”.  You can now commence the registration for additional entrant(s).  Please note that all registrations will be paid for in one transaction.

Where can I purchase an iTaB?

The iTaB finisher’s medal insert allows you to create a lasting memento of the race for only $12. The iTaB is a customised, engraved insert which fits perfectly into the back of your finisher’s medal. Your iTaB will be manufactured after the event and sent to you in the post. Worldwide postage is included in the price.

To purchase an iTaB for this years event, please click here.

What happens if I have lost my race bib?

If you have lost or damaged your race bib or timing chip you can buy a replacement from Race Bib Collection for $20.

What happens if I start in the wrong group?

Your race bib number, including your timing bib tag, is assigned to a particular start group as selected during registration. Your bib tag will be activated as you cross the starting mats. If you begin the race prior to your designated start group time, you will NOT receive an official time and you will be disqualified.

How does gear drop work?

Below is an outline of how the gear drop process will work.

  • You will be given a see-through bag at the gear drop area
  • Write your bib number on the outside of the bag with the markers provided. Please ensure you write your bib number clearly so the volunteers on race morning can sort the bags easily.
  • Only individual items may be placed within the bag, such as a change of clothes, lightweight jacket, water bottle, post-race snacks etc.
  • No personal bags of any description (backpacks, purses, handbags) will be accepted.
  • Show your bib when leaving your bag with the gear drop volunteers.
  • After your run you will be asked again to show your bib to collect your bag.

Do not leave any valuables such as wallets, keys or phones with the gear drop service. Event staff will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for lost or damaged items.

Clothing and bags left anywhere but at the gear drop location will NOT be available for collection upon finishing the race.

Please note, gear drop is not available for participants in the Orange Back of the Pack Start Group.

Can I refund my entry?

When entering the City2Surf the terms and conditions must be accepted by each individual entrant. The refund policy for 2016 is listed below. There are no exceptions to this rule and no refunds will be given for change of mind.

25. I acknowledge that refunds will only be made prior to 5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 8 July 2016 and may only be given for the race entry fee paid, where participation in the Event is not appropriate due to a medical reason that is supported by a current medical certificate outlining the condition. 

To view the full terms and conditions of the City2Surf, please click here.

How is the event timed?

Your timing device for the City2Surf is a single-use bib tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please make sure your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified – please do not bend or fold your bib
  • Not covered (eg. by a jumper)

Are there prizes on offer?

All finishers will receive a finisher's medal and downloadable finisher's certificate. The following prizes are awarded for place-getters in the 2016 City2Surf:

Event Place* Prize*
14km 1st Place Male & Female 2 x Singapore Airline Flights
Seiko Watch
12 month Anytime Fitness Membership
2017 City2Surf Entry
2nd Place Male & Female Seiko Watch
12 month Anytime Fitness Membership
2017 City2Surf Entry
3rd Place Male & Female Seiko Watch
2017 City2Surf Entry
14km Elite Wheelchair Athletes 1st Place 2 x Singapore Airline Flights
Seiko Watch
12 month Anytime Fitness Membership
2017 City2Surf Entry
2nd & 3rd Place 2017 City2Surf Entry

*Prizes awarded based on first three across the finish line.

What are the event terms and conditions?

To view the full event terms and conditions, please click here.