Go for Gold!

Sign up to be one of Barnardos Australia’s Gold Runners in the SMH Half Marathon or the City2Surf and receive exclusive benefits such as:

  • You will start of the front of the field, in a special Gold Start, so there is no more fighting your way through thousands of other runners
  • Priority bib pick up at the Event Expo
  • We will support you with one on one fundraising support
  • You will receive a free Barnardos singlet and cap to run in

To be a Gold runner, you must raise a minimum of $1000 plus you will be helping us achieve our mission of protecting and empowering Australian children, young people and families into the future.

Barnardos Australia will assist you with your fundraising with our online fundraising guide as well as your own dedicated fundraising coordinator who will work with you from the start to the finish.

Australian Running Festival in Canberra

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The Australian Running Festival in Canberra has 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50km Ultra Marathon events.

The festival is held over two days with the 5km and 10km on Saturday and the longer distances on Sunday. The Ultra Marathon follows the Marathon course up until the 40km mark where it continues for another 10km before looping back to the finish area.

To register for the race please click here.


Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon in Sydney, NSW

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The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is Australia's largest and most prestigious half marathon.

The iconic course takes participants past the beautiful sights of Sydney's harbourside and is open to both individual and team relay entries. Relay teams run legs of 7km and 14km.

The course holds an IAAF-AIMS Measurement Certificate and has several separate start groups, with different start times.

To register for the race please click here.


Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10K and 5K

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The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10K takes place on a flat, fast course with spectacular Sydney Harbour views along your journey. It has been strategically placed in the Sydney running calendar to provide the perfect test before the winter classics.

This event is AIMS certified accurate and is precisely 10km. The event is also run under IAAF rules. Anyone can enter the event whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog.

To register for the race please click here.


The Sun Herald City2Surf in Sydney, NSW

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The Sun Herald City2Surf Sydney is an annual 14km race from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach.

This event was first run in 1971 with 2,000 entrants and reached a record 64,713 entrants in 2007. The new "back of the pack" start group was added in 2010 and the event now attracts over 80,000 participants each year.

To register for the race please click here.


Sydney Running Festival in Sydney, NSW

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The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an annual running and walking event with a full 42.2km marathon, 21.1km half marathon, 9km bridge run and 3.5km family fun run, all of which run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

All four events start in Bradfield Park, Milson's Point travel over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House (Marathon and Half Marathon) and Royal Botanic Gardens (Bridge Run and Family Fun Run).

To register for the race please click here.