Sunday 15th September, 2024

TCS Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS

We’re thrilled to announce the TCS Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS, as 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.

The 2024 TCS Sydney Marathon is now sold out, and our waitlist is closed.

We’ll be in touch with waitlist applicants during the ticket release process, and thank you for your patience and understanding in advance.


Key Event Details

DateSunday, 15 September 2024
Distance42.195km (World Athletics Platinum Label Marathon)
Start time6:00am (5:50am - Elite Wheelchair)
Start line cut off6:56am
Start LocationMiller St, North Sydney
Finish LineSydney Opera House Forecourt
Course Cut Off Time7 hours

Start Area Map – Coming soon


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**All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Course details

*Subject to change


Net Elevation Gain: 317 metres
Net Elevation Loss: 400 metres
Total Elevation: -83 metres loss

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Fixx Nutrition (on-course electrolyte) will be located at the 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km and 40km drink stations along the course, and is indicated by the “W+” icon on the TCS Sydney Marathon course map. Fixx Nutrition Fuel X endurance fuel will also be at the Finish Line recovery area. Fuel X contains electrolytes and carbohydrates and is all natural, gluten free and vegan friendly.

GU Gels (on-course gels) are available at the 20km and 30km drink stations along the course, and is indicated by the “E” icon on the TCS Sydney Marathon course map. The number of GU Gels out on course are limited and not guaranteed. If you require gels as part of your nutrition plan, we strongly recommend you carry your own supply.

NuPure (on-course water) will be available at all drink stations along the course, and is indicated by the “W” icon on the TCS Sydney Marathon course map.

A designated marathon-only refreshment station will be located after the finish line at the Marathon Recovery Zone.

All drink station locations are marked on the course map and there are portable toilets at each drink station.

To assist you in achieving your marathon goals we will have a team of AG1 Pacers. An “AG 1 Pacer” is an experienced marathon runner who will run at an even effort/pace for the duration of the event to finish at target time and encourage you and other runners along the way. Whether you are a first-time marathoner or you are aiming for the next milestone finish time, there will be a pacer for you to run with. Each Pacer will be easily identifiable in a Red Sydney Marathon Pace Team singlet with the pace time on their back and by a flag which will clearly display their target finish time.

All pacers will run to ‘Chip Time’ and pace as evenly as possible without banking time (+/- 30 seconds at halfway). There are several pacers on each time who will run in eyesight of each other creating a pace zone. This means that you will not need to crowd around a single pacer. Please use them as a moving timeline on which to judge your own effort / race strategy.

There will be a pacer for the following times for the TCS Sydney Marathon;

  • 2hrs 30mins (TBC)
  • 2hrs 40mins
  • 2hrs 50mins
  • 3hrs
  • 3hrs 10mins
  • 3hrs 20mins
  • 3hrs 30mins
  • 3hrs 40mins
  • 3hrs 50mins
  • 4hrs
  • 4hrs 10mins
  • 4hrs 20mins
  • 4hrs 30mins
  • 4hrs 40mins
  • 4hrs 50mins
  • 5hrs
  • 5hrs 15mins
  • 5hrs 30mins
  • 5hrs 45mins
  • 6hrs
  • 6hrs 20mins
  • 6hrs 40mins
  • 7hrs
  • Sweeper


Event details

Age Categories18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Age RestrictionsAll participants must be aged 18 years or older on event day
RulesNo prams, scooters, or handcycles/crank cycles are to be taken onto the course. Push wheelchairs are permitted in the F Group.
What's included in the entry fee?Your entry fee includes your race bib and timing tag, finishers medal and finishers shirt.
Elite AthletesFor elite assistance, contact our team at
Bib CollectionBib Collection Details - coming soon
BaggageBaggage drop details - coming soon
TransportView transport details - coming soon

Start Groups

Choose the start group that is the right fit for your predicted fitness level
Start GroupEstimated Finish Time
Elite / PreferredMale - sub 2hr 40min Female - sub 3h 05min
A GroupBetween 2hr 40min - 3hr 30min
B GroupBetween 3hr 30min - 3hr 45min
C GroupBetween 3hr 45min - 4hr 05min
D GroupBetween 4hr 05min - 4hr 30min
E GroupBetween 4hr 30min - 5hr 05min
F GroupBetween 5hr 05min - 7hr 00min

For slower runners, joggers or walkers, it is important to be in the correct starting group. There are three groups in each race all seeded according to expected finish time. Your time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will only record your time from when you cross the start mats to the finish line mats. This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible end result.

As the TCS Sydney Marathon is run under World Athletics rules & regulations, all official results will be based on Gun Time. Participants will receive both Gun Time and Net Time on their finisher certificates.

Please note there will be no wave changes allowed after July 31st, 2024.

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