Sydney Harbour 10K

The perfect training event

Challenge yourself on a flat, fast course

Perfect for all ages and abilities – participate in your first fun run or achieve a personal best time on a flat and fast course!

run with spectacular views

The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10km course is a flat and fast run with spectacular views. Just one month before the Spring classics, the Sydney Harbour 10k provides the perfect opportunity to check your preparation for a half marathon or marathon or go for a personal best time.  Not an experienced runner? No problem! The course is designed to suit runners and walkers of all abilities who are keen to get out and have a go, the flat and fast course makes for a great first fun run experience. 

 

Starting at the Historic Sydney Rocks area, the 10km course is a one loop which hugs the harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout. The course travels along Hickson Rd, Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, through Cockle Bay, through stunning Barangaroo Reserve and back into the Rocks to the finish line near the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.

8.30

Runners start at 08:30 - 9:00

There are 4 Start Groups A, B, C & D depending on your expected finish time. Check your e-ticket for estimated start time

95 mins

official start cut-off time

The 10k course official cut-off time is 1 hours 35 minutes. (10:35am)

10km

of spectacular Sydney Views!

A great city 10k AIMS certified course that runners and walkers alike love.

SYDNEY 10K COURSE MAP

Starting at the Historic Sydney Rocks area, the 10km course is a one loop which hugs the harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout. The course travels along Hickson Rd, Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont, Darling Harbour, through Cockle Bay, through stunning Barangaroo Reserve and back into the Rocks to the finish line near the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.

Event Seeding

For slower runners, joggers or walkers it is important to select the correct wave and appropriate starting group. There are four (4) waves to choose from based on expected finish time.

Select the start wave that reflects a pace (km/min) most appropriate to you, based on your training and past race experiences. All prams and wheelchairs (except elite racing chairs) must be in the final start group (D Group).

All results will be based on GUN TIME (as per IAAF rules) although participants will be provided with a NET TIME for reference.

Please note: If you have selected to have your race bib posted all and any changes must be made prior to 17th October 2021 due to packing requirements.

 

If you wish to apply for a preferred start, please register for the event online and then visit us at the registration tent to upgrade your entry.

Event Seeding Ranges
Seeding Group
Expected Finish Time
Seeding Group
Preferred

(available upon request)

Expected Finish Time

Male <00:35:00 mins Female <00:40:00 mins

Seeding Group
A Group

Expected Finish Time
< 00:45:00 mins

(04:48 min/km or less)

Seeding Group
B Group

Expected Finish Time
00:45:00 – 00:55:00 mins

(04:48 min/km – 05:50 min/km)

Seeding Group
C Group

Expected Finish Time
00:55:00 – 01:05:00 mins

(05:50min/km – 06:50 min/km or more)

Seeding Group
D Group

Expected Finish Time
> 01:05:00 mins

(06:50 min/km or more)

Important update for wave allocations:

 

Due to strict COVID-19 social distancing requirements, The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k will need to limit the number of participants who can run in each wave. This will help spread out runners across the course and limit the number of people at the start line at any one time.

 

Participants will still be able to choose from wave A through to wave D for the 10k or wave A through to Wave C for the 5km, however each wave will be split further into additional sub waves ahead of race day (i.e wave A 1 or wave A 2).

 

Subwave allocation will be dependent on when a participant registers for the event, therefor, if you are running with a team or with someone else, we recommend you register online at the same time to help ensure you are allocated within the same wave group. 

 

Please note, the wave you are allocated will not impact your race time on event day. Each race bib has a timing chip attached which will only start registering from the time you cross the start line.

 

Participants will be advised their sub wave and bib number closer to event day via email from the Race Roster system.  If you have any questions or concerns about your start wave, or wish to change start waves, please contact our customer service team – info@sh10.com.au and we will try our best to accommodate your request.  Please note this is subject to availability.

AIMS CERTIFIED

Both the 5K and 10k courses are AIMS certified, and accurate.

COURSE INFORMATION

Familiarise yourself with the course by viewing the course profile. 

DRINK STATIONS

Drink stations will be placed at approx. 4k and 8.5k. Check out the map for locations. Each station will serve water.

AGE CATEGORIES

U12, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+

COURSE RECORDS

Male Martin Dent 00:28:37 (2012) Female Lisa Weightman 00:31:55 (2019)

Prize Money

Male & Female Prizes: 1st: $AUD2,000 2nd: $AUD1,000 3rd: $AUD750 4th: $AUD375 5th: $AUD250

Baggage Drop

YIf you have items that you need stored whilst you are running, you can drop these off at the baggage area on race morning. Although baggage services is available, we encourage participants only utilise the service if essential. This is in order to reduce touch-points and assist in making this event as COVIDsafe as possible. We recommend that you bring only essential items that you can either carry for the whole distance or dispose of at the start line. All discarded clothing will be donated to charity.

Pace setters

To help you achieve your personal best, pace setters from Sydney Striders. Each Pace Setter will be holding a coloured flag and wear an identifiable singlet displaying the pace time. Pacing times for 2021 are 35 min, 40 min, 45 min, 50 min, 55 min, 60 min, 65 min