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Sydney Marathon

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Pre-register now and guarantee your entry at the 2025 edition of the Sydney Marathon.

We’re thrilled to announce that the Sydney Marathon is a candidate race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). Run one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on Sunday, 15 September 2024. Starting at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point and finishing at the incredible Sydney Opera House Forecourt.

Discover Sydney's natural beauty

An Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Event.

No city in the world has a better combination of natural beauty, love of sport and iconic infrastructure for hosting a marathon than Sydney! The 2024 Sydney Marathon will attract thousands of visitors to the Harbour City including the world’s greatest long-distance runners and wheelchair athletes.

Over the next 3 years, the Sydney Marathon will be required to meet strict criteria to achieve ‘Majors’ status by 2025.  If successful, Sydney Marathon will join an esteemed group of races, Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon, BMW-Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

Included in your package

  • 4 night accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
  • Daily breakfasts
  • English speaking onsite host
  • Meet and Greet
  • Sightseeing tour with expo visits
  • Harbour cruise on Friday night
  • Shake-out run
  • Race-day dinner
  • Post-race celebration
  • Special rate for the 2024 Sydney Marathon race entry
  • Support from our Sports Tours International reps
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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

With impressive Italianate architecture wrapped in a vintage sandstone façade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney stands tall in the heart of the CBD, a testament to Australia's past and progress. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious bank of New South Wales, the Radisson Blu now welcomes business travellers and holiday guests from all over the world.


Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation

4 nights

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on 2 people in a twin/double room. Australian super early bird rate is valid until 31st January 2024. All booking are subject to availability and supplements are applicable for sole occupancy.

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12 September

Arrival day

Welcome to Sydney! Please make your own way from the airport to your chosen hotel and check in – Usually hotel check in is from 3:00pm, if you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage in the hotel. Later, a Sports Tours International Ireland representative will be waiting for you in the lobby to greet you and answer any questions you might have.

13 September

Sightseeing Tour and Harbour Cruise

This morning after breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour (as an optional extra). The tour will conclude at the Sydney Running Show, where you can pick up your race bibs and explore the stalls before making your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

This evening join our exclusive Sydney Marathon Harbour Cruise with fellow runners from all over the world, for two hours you will enjoy the beauty of the harbour as you look back onto the Sydney Skyline. The cruise will include substantial canapes and a drink on arrival.

Please note: We are offering discounted rates to visit local attractions

14 September

shake-out run

This morning after breakfast you are welcome to join us for a light 5K shake-out run along the harbor. This will be an easy pace and is a chance to get your legs moving pre-race day. Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. Consider booking the BridgeClimb, a hop on and hop off pass or even a day tour to experience this wonderful city. In the evening we will enjoy an exclusive pre-race dinner.

15 September


Race day is here! After an early breakfast, make your way to the start line. Our representatives will be in the hotel lobby to provide guidance or questions that you might have.

After the race, recharge in the recovery zone. Feel welcome to visit us at our exclusive tent, and make this the meet up zone to find friends and family after race.

In the afternoon we’ll meet up for post race celebrations, to congratulate you on your incredible achievement!

16 September

Departure day

Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today is the day you check out of your hotel room. We hope to see you again next time!

Please note: We are offering discounted rates on additional nights, please speak to a member of our team.


Entry fee +


Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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