5 scenic running routes in and around Sydney

The beautiful city of Sydney is a popular destination for travellers, and is constantly rated as one of the best cities to run in. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these running routes are for everyone.

Manly to North Head Run

This scenic run is in one of the most popular areas to run in Sydney. Enjoy ocean views throughout this run, as you run along Manly Beach, past Shelly Beach, then uphill to end at North Head. The route then ends at Fairfax Lookout, where you’ll be able to enjoy a spectacular view.

Iron Cove Loop

This loop following Iron Cove is a perfect place to run to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living. Iron Cove is a bay in inner-west Sydney, close to Sydney’s central business district. This trail is flat, so ideal for runners of all levels.

Bondi to Coogee 15K Out and Back

The optimal route for water and beach lovers, this 15K out and back has excellent views along the way, passing a number of Sydney’s best beaches.

Sydney City Tours (5K & 10K)

Starting around Sydney Harbour Bridge, both of these tours takes you past some of Sydney’s must-see sights, including the Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. These runs are not to be missed if you’re new to town, or a visitor in Sydney.


Author: Kiyomi Henry