Sydney Marathon 2024
Run the Sydney Marathon
Run one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Be a part of history as Sydney Marathon bids to join the Abbott World Marathon Majors! A world class event, it has consistently achieved IAAF Road Race Gold Label status.
Sydney is Australia’s largest and most famous city. You can expect to experience the fascinating vibey harbour, white sandy beaches of Bondi Beach, the unique Sydney Opera House with its defined shape, like billowing white sails, and the impressive steel arch of the Harbour Bridge. As with any major city you can discover so much more to see and do. This beautiful cosmopolitan city is a celebration of cultural diversity and heritage, and has a passion for arts and sports.
A trip to Australia would not be complete without experiences such as Sydney Bridge Climb, Blue Mountains Hike and a visit to the Great Barrier Reef to explore and relax after your race. All optional and available with us.
Travel Package Information
Wednesday 11 September
Arrive in Sydney and transfer on your own to the InterContinental Sydney. Upon arrival, join us for a welcome brunch and Q &A briefing from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM where you will meet fellow travelers and your MTT Hosts. This afternoon is free to explore the local neighbourhoods in Sydney and enjoy the views of the Sydney Harbour.
Thursday 12 September
Half-day Sightseeing Tour & Optional Sydney Bridge Climb
After breakfast, the group will depart on an unforgettable panoramic Sydney half-day sightseeing tour. On the tour you will visit the historic Rocks area, enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and visit Bondi Beach. We will end our tour at the ASICS Event Expo. The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.
Mid-afternoon, join us for the optional Sydney BridgeClimb, one of the most iconic things to do while in Sydney. We highly recommend it and have tentatively booked space for 14 people to experience the Twilight Climb (3.30pm). At a leisurely pace, the BridgeClimb takes three (3) hours and you will be finished between 6.35pm – 7.05pm. If you are interested in an alternate date and time you can contact us.
(breakfast and lunch included)
Friday 13 September
Choose between a full-day tour to the Blue Mountains or explore Sydney on your own.
Blue Mountains with Self-Guided Hike | £189 per person | 7.30am – 5.00pm
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of the seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderful sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region. A highlight today will be a 1 ½ to 2 hour hike along the top of the Grouse Valley – it provides an exhilarating walk while seeing wildlife such as the elusive Lyre Bird. We’ll stop and enjoy a picnic style lunch while looking over one of the world class views this walk provides. (lunch included)
- Wildlife immersion
- Early entry to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Park
- Complete circle loop of the Blue Mountains
- Visit to remote regions with stunning views
- Historic Hartley Vale
Explore Sydney on your own.
This evening, Marathon Tours & Travel will host a Sydney Harbour Cocktail Cruise. There is no other Sydney venue more desired, no views more captivating than the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Join runners from all over for this exclusive event. Includes canapes and one (1) drink per person.
Saturday 14 September
Today you can enjoy the sights of Sydney at your leisure. Relax at one of the famous beaches, visit the Taronga Zoo to see the koalas, or head to the Sydney Running Show for last minute race gear purchases. Tonight, join us for our pre-race dinner at the hotel.
(breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday 15 September
This morning, a representative from Marathon Tours & Travel will walk you to the trains that take you to the starting line. After you finish, stop by and recharge at the Marathon Tours & Travel post-race celebration area. Enjoy some light refreshments before walking back to the hotel on your own. Your hotel is located 800 meters from the finish line. This evening, the group will gather for a post-race reception to celebrate your accomplishment at a nearby restaurant! (breakfast included)
Post-race 4 Nights Extension to The Great Barrier Reef
Transfer from the InterContinental to Sydney International Airport for your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Shangri-La. You will have the remainder of the day at your leisure to relax at the hotel or go into town to explore. Breakfast is included.
Tuesday 16th September, 2024
Today you will walk from the hotel to the port for your full day Great Barrier Reef Cruise. You will explore three different sites from an amazing selection of exclusive locations at the stunning Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. Enjoy over 5 hours at the reef with unlimited snorkelling and up to three certified dives and introductory diving (diving is at an additional cost). At the conclusion of the cruise you will return to the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
Wednesday 17th September, 2024
After breakfast, you will meet your guide for a full day Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge tour. The day will begin with a visit to the Daintree River Cruise Centre for a one hour cruise through the Daintree Rainforest. The tour will then continue to Alexandra Lookout for a spectacular view of the Daintree River Estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea. Lunch will be included at the Daintree Heritage Lodge then you will continue on to Cape Tribulation, where the Rainforest meets the Reef. The day will conclude with a 1 ½ hour walk through Mossman Gorge. You will be welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. The walk then meanders through the stunning rainforest and takes in traditional huts or humpies. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a traditional bush tea and damper. Upon arrival to the Shangri-La Cairns you will have the evening at your leisure. Breakfast and lunch included.
Thursday 18th & Friday 19th September, 2024
Thursday is a free day to explore Cairns on your own or book another day out on the Great Barrier Reef and the evening is the farewell reception at the hotel (or local restaurant). Friday is departure day, check out of your hotel and transfer to Cairns airport for your flight home or on ward to your next destination. Please be sure to book your flight home from Cairns (CNS) as we will not be returning to Sydney. Breakfast is included both days.
Packages & Rates
Guaranteed Sydney Marathon Entry
We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Sydney Marathon. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us.
Marathon Tours & Travel Sydney Marathon Package Includes:
- Stay at the 5* InterContinental Sydney for 5 nights
- Daily breakfasts
- Welcome breakfast reception upon arrival (Wednesday)
- Half day sightseeing tour of Sydney ending at the Expo
- Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
- Sydney Harbour cocktail cruise
- Exclusive Marathon Tours & Travel VIP Tent at the finish
- Post race celebration reception (Sunday)
- Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in Sydney
- Sydney BridgeClimb
- Blue Mountains Hiking Tour
- Post-race Great Barrier Reef extension package
Located a half mile from the finish line in the centrally positioned heart of Circular Quay, the InterContinental Sydney extends breathtaking panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Set within the beautifully restored Treasury Building of 1851, this 5* hotel is renowned as one of the city’s prized icons.
117 Macquarie St, Sydney Australia NSW 2000
Enter the 2024 Sydney Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel
Experience the Sydney Marathon with us. Our package takes care of you, so you can enjoy the event, sightseeing and make the most of this spectacular destination ‘down under’.
The Sydney Marathon starts across the harbour at Milsons Point, crosses the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Wow!), runs through the city streets, out to the green parks in the suburbs and back to finish in front of the Sydney Opera House. Whilst it’s not a completely flat route the marathon is still considered fast and very runner and spectator friendly. Time limit 7 hours. All the races start and cross over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish in front of the Sydney Opera House, except the Fun Run which ends at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Sydney Marathon and the Bridge Run courses are AIMS Certified accurate courses. Marathon Course Map and Marathon Course Profile.
- Sunday, September 15, 2024
- 7:10am Start Time, cut-off time 7:45am
- Marathon – 18 years +
- Sydney Marathon – 7 Hours
The marathon event will have cut-off points along the route. For more information go here.
Awards: Everyone who finishes their running event within the time limit will receive a commemorative medal with Marathon finishers will also receive a finishers t-shirt.
Weather: September is the beginning of the spring season in Sydney. Runners should prepare for all weather conditions; you will find the most-up to date weather information here. Typically, at this time daytime temperatures will range from 16°C – 20°C though at the 2023 event the temperature was between 10-12°C warmer than usual due to a timely heat wave.
Difficulty: Moderate. See Marathon course profile here.
Registration & Booking
How to Book
Enquire with us to confirm your booking. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.
When you confirm your booking, we will take payment.
The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Australias’s current entry restrictions and requirements.
Guaranteed Sydney Marathon Entry
We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2024 Sydney Marathon. You can buy the entry at our exclusive rates if you purchase your package with us.
Starting Times and Bib Numbers
Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Sydney Marathon, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.
Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the Sydney Marathon Festival. The race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.
All race rules must be followed.