The perfect training event in the lead up to the spring classics
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, through Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, through stunning Barangaroo Reserve and back into the Rocks to the finish line near the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.
Runners start at 08:30
There are 4 Start Groups A, B, C & D depending on your expected finish time.
official start cut-off time
The 10k course official cut-off time is 1 hours 35 minutes.
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 10k course is a one lap loop which hugs the harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout. The course travels along Hickson Rd, through Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, through stunning Barangaroo Reserve and back into The Rocks to the finish line near the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.
For slower runners, joggers or walkers it is important to select the correct wave and appropriate starting group. There are three 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 21 June 2020 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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to accommodate your request. Please note this is subject to availability.
Both the 5K and 10k courses are AIMS certified, and accurate.
Drink stations will be placed at approx. 5k and 7k. Check out the map for locations. Each station will serve water.
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