The 2021 Sun-Herald City2Surf Virtual Run will come to a close today, with runners from across Sydney and around the world having covered 14km in their own neighbourhoods over the last week.
Those who still want to be a part of the iconic Sydney event can sign up until 12pm today, with all runs having to be completed by 6pm AEDT this evening.
Over the last week participants have been logging their 14km runs through the dedicated City2Surf Virtual Run app, with all Australian states and territories, and another 18 countries represented.
More than 7,800 runners have signed up to take part in this year’s event, with 2021 being the second year that the iconic Sydney event has taken place virtually.
City2Surf Virtual Run participants have once again gotten behind a range of charities, with more than $470,000 already raised this year, with fundraising to remain open until four weeks after the event.
Chris Jarvis, Regional Director of The IRONMAN Group Oceania, organisers of the City2Surf, said that it has been great seeing runners log their entries over the last week.
“The City2Surf team have loved seeing runs come in all week, with people finding some incredible locations to log their 14kms,” said Jarvis. “The City2Surf is an iconic event for not only Sydney but the wider running community and it’s been great to see so many people get behind it once again.
“At its core the City2Surf is a fun event which encourages people to get active and those themes have flowed into the virtual event with plenty of runners tackling their 14kms in all manner of fancy dress, with plenty of encouragement for others through social media,” he said. “There’s still time for those who want to be a part of this year’s event to jump on board, entries are open through the City2Surf website until 12pm, with all runs needing to be completed by 6pm Sydney time today.”
To take part in the City2Surf Virtual Run participants register online, download a new dedicated City2Surf Virtual Run app, and then before 6pm AEDT on Sunday 24 October walk, run or jog a14km course in their local neighbourhoods. The event will conclude at 6pm on Sunday 24 October. Participants can either carry their phone while they take part or track their run using Strava or Garmin Connect and upload their data once finished.
Entry for the City2Surf Virtual Race is $39 for adults, with a donation of $5 from each adult entry going to select City2Surf charity partners, and $20 for children, with everyone receiving a finisher medal and a one-off, exclusive Virtual Run athlete gift.
When completing the City2Surf Virtual Run participants must not run along the traditional City2Surf course, including starting at Hyde Park and finishing in Bondi Park, or heading along Queen Elizabeth Drive. Participants are encouraged to run in their local neighbourhood, follow safe social distancing and observe and comply with all applicable local laws and regulations in relation to COVID-19 and public health.