Welcome to Candidacy Club

The Candidacy Club is more than a world leading rewards program for runners. It’s a community that has been established to bring together like-minded people who are helping Sydney become an Abbott World Marathon Major. This exclusive club, launched in May 2023, will provide our runners who have registered for the Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS, the opportunity to be part of our marathon community, part of history and leave a mark on the world that will inspire generations to come. 

All Sydney Marathon participants have unlimited access to the Candidacy Club rewards program. We recognise the hard work you put in and we want to reward it. 

So, what are the benefits?

As part of your registration you will receive your:

  • 2024 Sydney Marathon Finishers T-shirt 
  • 2024 Sydney Marathon Finishers Medal 

In addition to this, you will be able to redeem the following benefits for FREE:

Exclusive Access

As a benefit of our Candidacy Club rewards program, complete the Sydney Marathon during our candidacy period and secure your spot once the event becomes an Abbott World Marathon Major*.


  • Free 16 week training program written by Australia’s leading men’s marathon runner, Brett Robinson. 
  • Free 12 month ASICS RunKeeper subscription – valued at $62
  • Free 6 week Marathon State of Mind training program – valued at $900

 your ASICS RunKeeper GO free trial
Get premium access to Runkeeper GO and reach your goals for the 2024 Sydney Marathon


Runkeeper GO free trial redemption – FAQs:

How do I know if the 12-month Runkeeper Go subscription has been started and when does it end

  • In the “me” section of RunKeeper it will show a “Go” logo if you have access to the paid premium version
  • In the “Account Setting” it will show “Go” Type – RunKeeper Go” with a trial end date

I am currently using my OneASICS members benefit granting me access to ASICS Runkeeper Go for 90 days. Why am I unable to activate my event trial as well?

  • Users are only able to activate one trial at a time. An event trial will not override your OneASICS member trial.

I am an existing Runkeeper User, on an Android device, and I was not able to activate my trial.

  • We suggest navigating to the “me” tab, clicking the settings icon in the top right-hand corner, then select account settings. You should see that you have access to Runkeeper Go, even though you did not see the landing page confirming you have accessed your trial. Thank you for being patient with us, we are fixing this!

I am not actively on another trial of Runkeeper Go, and I am unable to redeem the trial being offered by my event host.

  • Please ensure you are using the most current version of iOS, as well as the most current version of the ASICS Runkeeper app.



  • Selected travel partners are giving you the chance to save up to 20% on selected hotels while stock lasts. Plus enter the draw for monthly giveaways celebrating Sydney right up until race weekend!

This is just the beginning. We have many more rewards to release over the next few months and can’t wait to share them with you and our community. Don’t hesitate! The sooner you join the Candidacy Club, the sooner you can take advantage of these benefits to help get you over the finish line. 

Terms and conditions: *This offer is applicable for a single use within the 3-year period following the Sydney Marathon’s induction into the Abbott World Marathon Majors or until capacity is reached. Please note that while guaranteed entry reserves your spot, payment for entry is still mandatory. To secure guaranteed entry, participants must commence and finish the Sydney Marathon in either the 2022, 2023, or 2024 editions. The event organisers retain the right to modify, cancel, or suspend the offer at their discretion. Compliance with all rules, regulations, and guidelines set by the Sydney Marathon and the Abbott World Marathon Majors is imperative for participants. By engaging in the Sydney Marathon and utilising this offer, participants acknowledge and agree to adhere to these terms and conditions.

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