City2Surf 2013: Date, Start Time, Route and Race Preview

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IAugust 10, 2013

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Participants run during the 2012 City2Surf run on August 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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The popular City2Surf road-running race winds its way along the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney on Aug. 11.

As a charity event it serves as a popular race for both professional runners and those who simply want to enjoy a scenic run. 

Spanning 14 km, the race starts in the city and finishes along the beach. With more than 80,000 runners, it is the world's largest timed race.

To help organize the giant field, the race has staggered starts. This allows runners in the same class to compete with each other. 

With its customary spot on the calendar, the second Sunday of August, this 43-year-old event isn't all about competition, and it aims also to help make the world a better place.


Distance: 14 Km

Date: Aug. 11th

Start Time: 

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia



Runners will begin their trek at the intersection of Park and College St and proceed through Rose Bay and up "Heartbreak Hill."

The tireless runners will then turn down Dover Heights and travel by the beach before the finish on Bondi Beach on Queen Elizabeth Dr. 

After a grueling run the magnificent Bondi Beach offers a great finish. 


Runners to Watch

Liam Adams

Liam Adams enters the event as the two-time defending champion, and he is hoping to make it three in a row.

Last year, with a somewhat diluted field due to the Olympics, Adams ran through the wind to take a commanding early lead and never looked back.

He finished in 41 minutes, 31 seconds. Despite the wind, this was only 20 seconds off his winning time the previous year. 


Lara Tamsett

Having won two of the last three City2Surfs, Lara Tamsett is the women to beat. She missed the event in 2011 through injury. 

Her time last year of 46 minutes, 55 seconds was just one second slower that her winning time in 2010, and it came in far worse conditions. 

That time was also over 30 seconds better than the mark posted by second-place Jessica Trengove. 

Tamsett looks poised to win her second in a row.