Sydney 10K

The 10K distance is very popular due to its accessibility, achievability, diverse training options, health benefits, and the racing options available.  As a result, the 10K has become a favourite among runners both as a training distance and a running event distance.

We delve into some of the well-known 10K runs around Sydney, particularly around the CBD.

Top 10K Run Events Around Sydney

  • Sydney Harbour 10K
  • HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon (10K option)

Sydney Harbour 10K

This is a Sydney favourite because it is fast and flat it passes through some of Sydney’s most iconic locations from the Rocks, Hickson Road, Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont, Cockle Bay Wharf, Barangaroo and then Overseas Passenger Ship Terminal (finish area).

In 2023 there were about  3,418 Participants, Median Result – 58:17.00. The Male winner was Ed GODDARD (#11) 00:29:37.5| Female winner was Genevieve GREGSON (#12) 00:32:19.6.

There are plenty of areas to take selfies with backdrops of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour bridge, the Rocks and Circular Quay

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Sydney Harbour 10K  Notes


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1 loop - from Rocks to Pymont and back via Bangaroo Reserve. Fantastic atmosphere especially at the finish at the Overseas Passenger Ship Terminal. 

Event Details

Nomally Late July, about $85 entry (2023 pricing). All finishers receive a medal. There are bag drops, drink stations, pacers. The course is AIMS certified.


Very Popular - Great Atmosphere, well organised, iconic views for plenty of selfies


Easy | Relatively Flat 

Course Records

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


In the city, so there are plenty of trains, light rail and bus options


Tight starting area, so get there early. Look out for the pacers.