Sydney Harbour 10K

Flat & fast course with spectacular Sydney views

Challenge yourself on a flat, fast course.

Race starts at 8:30am

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. 


Runners start at 8:30am

There are 4 Start Groups A, B, C & D depending on your expected finish time.

100 min

official start cut-off time

The 10k course official cut-off time is 1 hours 40 minutes. 


of spectacular Sydney Views!

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


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 World Athletics 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 Thursday, 22 June 2024 due to packing requirements.


If you wish to apply for a preferred start, please register for the event online and then complete the preferred start application form here.

Bib numbers will be allocated to participants who have selected race bib postage from Thursday 22 June 2024. Participants who have not selected race bib postage will have their bib number allocated when they collect their race bib.  

Event Seeding Ranges
Seeding Group
Expected Finish Time
Seeding Group

(available upon request)

Expected Finish Time
Male - Sub-34 Minutes Female - Sub-39 Minutes

Seeding Group
A Group

Expected Finish Time
< 45 mins

(4:30 min/km or less)

Seeding Group
B Group

Expected Finish Time
45 mins - 55 mins

(4:30 min/km - 5:30 min/km)

Seeding Group
C Group

Expected Finish Time
55 mins – 1 hour 5 mins

(5:30 min/km - 6:30 min/km)

Seeding Group
D Group

Expected Finish Time
> 1 hour 5 mins

(6:30 min/km or more)


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


Familiarise yourself with the course by viewing the course profile. 


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


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


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

Baggage Drop

If you have items that you need stored whilst you are running, you can drop these off at the baggage area on race morning.
You must put loose items into the bag provided and affix the baggage sticker.
Although baggage services are available, we encourage participants only utilise the service if essential.

Pace setters

To help you achieve your personal best, pace setters from Sydney Striders. Each Pacer will be holding a coloured flag and wear an identifiable singlet displaying the pace time. Pacing times for 2024 are 35 min, 40 min, 45 min, 50 min, 55 min, 60 min, 65 min