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The best funs runs in Sydney

Add one of these fun runs to your fitness goals for this year
People running at RCB Race for the Kids.
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Sydney has a few major running festivals every year, including one full marathon that traces the streets of the city over Sydney Harbour Bridge and through Centennial Park. For events of a more manageable distance, there are regular 5K, 10K and half marathons that take place every season. There's courses suitable for kids and families, and funds raised by most events go towards charitable organisations around the country.

Start training at these free outdoor gyms in Sydney or scenic running routes. Or plan the ultimate chill out session, post-marathon, at these yoga retreats in NSW

People running near the beach.
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Sport and fitness, Walks

Melanoma March

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The annual Melanoma March has been running for eight years to support new, potentially life-saving melanoma treatments. There will be two, two-hour Sydney marches, one along the Manly Promenade on March 10 and the other in Emu Plains’ Regatta Park on March 17.

People running at RCB Race for the Kids.
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RBC Race for the Kids

icon-location-pin Sydney Park, Erskineville
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There’s two courses to race, cartwheel or amble your way through, and every member of the family is invited to join both the 2km and 5km lengths. Dogs are welcome, as are scooters, bikes and prams and there's a family-friendly party at the finish line.

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People running in a fun run dressed in pink.
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Mother's Day Classic

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This year marks the 22nd anniversary for the fun run that raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There are two courses to have a crack at in Sydney: one around the CBD and one in Parramatta and each event offers a 4km and 7km and 8km walk or run.

People walking past a lake on the Campbelltown City Challenge Walk.
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Campbelltown City Challenge Walk

icon-location-pin The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, Sydney
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Feeling unenthused about exercise now summer is drawing to a close? People of all ages and abilities will be heading to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan to tackle a 6km or 11km walk which aims to increase awareness about the benefits of an active lifestyle.

If walking is more your thing...

Friends enjoying the Spit Bridge to Manly walk
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The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes where you can see Sydney from a new angle. See our list of ten favourite places to wander.

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