Sydney Running Guide


Run across the Harbor Bridge at least once: It lives up to the hype and locals run there every day. Running by water is the theme here, in general, and it’s hard to complain: This is a beautiful city with big waterfront views.

  • Runs per Week 11,583
  • Miles per Week 51,880
Sydney Cycling Guide

Top Running Routes in Sydney

  1. Spit to Manly Return

    • Distance 11.1 mi
    • Elevation 686 ft

    An undulating bush run following Middle Harbour, Spit to Manly has spectacular views. You'll run along the coast and through Sydney Harbour National Park en route to the world f...

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  2. Iron Cove (Bay Run)

    • Distance 4.3 mi
    • Elevation 270 ft

    Iron Cove is the Inner West's favored early morning route. Start wherever you like and follow the crowds on this flat, fast loop with stunning views of the cove. As the path nev...

    • Brett Park
    • King George Park
    • The Cove at Drummoyne
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  4. Harbour Bridge - Mrs. Macquarie's Chair - Opera House

    • Distance 7.6 mi
    • Elevation 879 ft

    This offers the best views of Sydney Harbour, including the Opera House. A good 12km out and back starts under the Harbour Bridge (city side) following the water around Circular...

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  5. Bondi to Coogee Return

    • Distance 9.5 mi
    • Elevation 1,548 ft

    This tough 14km 'out and back' rewards runners with spectacular views of a number of Sydney's spectacular beaches. This hilly route is well provisioned with water stations, rest...

    • Lush on Bondi
  6. Lane Cove National Park

    • Distance 6.4 mi
    • Elevation 518 ft

    One of Sydney's best kept secrets, this hilly road runs through Lane Cove National Park. The out and back course is just shy of 10k and starts at the Delhi Road bridge side on C...

    • Fullers Bridge
  7. Cremorne Point

    • Distance 1.9 mi
    • Elevation 282 ft

    Park your car anywhere around Hodgson Ave and head down to the footpath. Enjoy the spectacular views along this north shore classic route. A narrow walking path with reasonably ...

  8. Centennial Park

    • Distance 2.3 mi
    • Elevation 77 ft

    A flat 3.7km loop around Grand Drive in Centennial Park, you can run on asphalt or grass. It is easy to extend distances through various detours in the park and suitable for run...

    • Centennial Park Coffee Van
  9. North Head Loop

    • Distance 1.8 mi
    • Elevation 335 ft

    Nice, wide road that is used by runners and cyclists alike. Mostly lined by trees offering good wind protection, but great views in certain parts.

    • North Head Scenic Drive