Sydney's Top 10 Running Routes

Sydney, with its stunning landscapes and diverse urban settings, offers runners a plethora of picturesque routes to lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a casual jogger, Sydney has something for everyone. Check out our top 10 recommendations!

  1. Sydney Harbour Bridge to Opera House Circuit

    Embark on a scenic run by starting at Circular Quay, crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and making your way to the Opera House. The breathtaking views of the harbor and cityscape will inspire you as you clock up the km's.

  2. Centennial Park

    Nestled in the heart of Sydney, Centennial Park offers a tranquil oasis for runners. With its well-maintained paths, lush greenery, and beautiful ponds, this park provides a peaceful escape from the urban hustle. What's best; each loop of the park is around 3.5km, meaning 1 lap may be enough if you're looking for a light jog, or 10 if you're training for a marathon. You do you.

  3. Manly Beach to Shelly Beach Coastal Run

    Enjoy a refreshing coastal run from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach. The scenic trail offers stunning ocean views and a mix of terrains, keeping your run both challenging and invigorating. Oh, and there are plenty of tasty eats nearby for when you're done.

  4. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

    The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is not just for strollers; it's a fantastic route for runners too. Take in the breathtaking coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, and vibrant atmosphere as you navigate this popular track. If you're looking for a quieter run, we recommend trying out this track in the early morning and afternoon, as it can get quite busy during the day.

  5. Royal Botanic Garden

    Run amidst the lush landscapes of the Royal Botanic Garden, located near the Sydney Opera House. The well-maintained paths wind through themed gardens, offering a serene environment for your run. If you're up for it, you can always stop by the NSW Art Gallery on your way home too, located only 500m away.

  6. Bronte to Clovelly Coastal Trail

    For a coastal run with a bit of a challenge, explore the Bronte to Clovelly Coastal Trail. You'll encounter stunning ocean views, rock pools, and staircases that add an extra element to your workout.

  7. Iron Cove Bay Run

    Circle the picturesque Iron Cove along the Bay Run. This flat, scenic route provides glimpses of the harbor, parks, and the city skyline, making it a favorite for both casual joggers and serious runners.

  8. Lane Cove National Park

    Experience nature within the city at Lane Cove National Park. The diverse trails wind through eucalyptus forests and along the Lane Cove River, offering a refreshing and immersive running experience. If you're running this track, we recommend avoiding white shoes (unless you want your feet to look like lamingtons at the end).

  9. North Head Trail

    Located in the Sydney Harbour National Park, the North Head Trail provides a challenging yet rewarding run. Enjoy panoramic views of the harbor, cliffs, and historic military installations along the way.

  10. Bay Walk

    Looking for a place to run with your bae? Why not try out the Bay Walk. This track runs along the Parramatta river and connects Drummoyne, Rozelle, and Balmain. The flat terrain, combined with waterfront views, makes it a popular choice for runners of all levels.

With these 10 unique and accessible running routes up your sleeve, you'll be ready to lace up your running shoes and get going. As an added bonus, why not add a refreshing twist? Chew mindgum™ to help maintain a consistent cadence on your run, whilst also promoting saliva production, minimizing the need to interrupt your stride for water breaks.