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Over 60,000 Participants Return to Sydney, Australia for City2Surf, The World’s Largest Fun Run

August 17, 2022

- Participants from over 33 countries took to 14km course spanning the Central Business District to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia - The City2Surf will be back again on Sunday 13 August 2023 with general registration opening next March

SYDNEY, AUS/TAMPA, Fla. (August 17, 2022) – Over 60,000 participants welcomed the return of the City2Surf®, the world’s largest fun run, which took place on August 14 in Sydney, Australia. With 2022 celebrating the 50th physical running of the event, this year’s iteration was also the first physical running of the City2Surf since The IRONMAN Group’s acquisition of the event in 2019.

The global event hosted participants from over 33 countries with the highest representation outside of Australia coming from the United States, Great Britain, Singapore, New Zealand, and France.

Those taking part reveled in the party atmosphere and celebrated every step as they ran, walked, and danced through the 14km course from the Central Business District (CBD) to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, celebrating the iconic event’s long-awaited return.

“The City2Surf is a unique event in that it is a race featuring all people, from professional runners to families in costumes to casual runners,” said Martin Mashford, Regional Director of The IRONMAN Group Oceania. “Between the stunning course, history of charitable giving, elite field, and opportunity to potentially take part in history by joining in on one of the world’s largest mass participation sporting events, the City2Surf truly has something for everyone and that was clearly demonstrated at the 2022 event.”

With running for charity serving as a key component of the event, participants have raised over $50 million for those in need since 2008.

Registration for next year’s City2Surf will open in March of 2023 with the historic fun run set to take place on Sunday, August 13, 2023. For more information visit www.city2surf.com.au.

For more information on The IRONMAN Group portfolio of global events and series, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group. Media-related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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City2Surf

The world’s largest fun run, the City2Surf sees tens of thousands of participants annually run from the start line in the city of Sydney to the finish at world-renowned Bondi Beach. Operating for over 50 years, City2Surf has established itself as a true community event attracting entrants from all over the world and all walks of life and ages. https://city2surf.com.au

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance 

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.

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