2024 Sydney Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Sydney Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Starting in the picturesque setting of Sydney, the marathon takes participants on a breathtaking journey through the city's most famous and scenic locations. The course is designed to be fast and flat, appealing to runners aiming for personal bests, as well as those looking to enjoy a scenic and memorable marathon experience. With thousands of participants and spectators lining the route each year, the atmosphere is electric, driving runners forward with cheers and encouragement. Crossing the finish line of the Sydney Marathon is an unforgettable experience, offering not just the satisfaction of completing one of the world's most scenic marathons but also the chance to be part of Sydney's vibrant community and sporting culture.

Date: 

Sun
Sep 15
2024

Location: 

Sydney, Australia

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

m

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Sydney Marathon: Sydney Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Sydney Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Sydney Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Sydney Marathon

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