The City2Surf returns to the streets of Sydney this Sunday 13 August, with tens of thousands of runners preparing to take part in the world-famous event.
The 2023 City2Surf will be the 51st physical running of the event, and 53rd in total after going virtual for two years in 2020 and 2021.
Heading into Sunday the City2Surf team has put together some of the interesting numbers that make up this year’s event.
- 0 – Youngest runner – one child born on 4/4/23 will be taking part with their parents
- 1 – One former winner in the field – 2022 women’s champion Leanne Pompeani
- 2.5 – Million dollars already raised for charity ahead of this year’s event
- 3 – Million is the charity fundraising target for 2023
- 14 – Kilometres runners will travel between the CBD and Bondi Beach
- 17 – Bands on course entertaining runners throughout the day
- 18 – City2Surf Legends will once again take to the streets of Sydney – running every year since 1971
- 35 – Average runner’s age
- 37 – Countries represented
- 52 – Million raised for charities since 2008
- 53 – Years of the City2Surf
- 91 – Age of oldest male and female runner
- 97 – Number of participants who will celebrate their birthday on race day
- 250+ – Number of runners dressed as Wonder Woman set to assemble for a Guinness World Record attempt
- 402 – Charities supported by City2Surf fundraisers in 2023
- 640 – Expected bus movements between Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction after the event
- 1,800 – Volunteers helping to run the event
- 1971 – Year of the first City2Surf
- 2026 – Most represented postcode – Bondi
- 80,000+ - Runners registered
- 1,120,000 – Total kilometres that 80,000 runners would cover during the City2Surf on Sunday