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Transurban and Sydney Marathon Partnership Announcement

Transurban have joined with Australia’s most scenic marathon as a major road sponsor ensuring safe transport on the day.  

As one of the world’s largest toll-road operators, Transurban focuses on getting people where they need to go, as quickly and safely as possible. When it comes to major events around Australia, we are aware of our role, and our responsibility, in ensuring hassle-free transport.

This year, as part of Transurban’s investment in Road Safety partnerships (including Kidsafe and Driver Training), as well as on-road initiatives such as traffic control room and incident response, we are pleased to announce that we are a major road sponsor for one of the biggest events in the New South Wales sporting calendar, the Sydney Marathon [link].

Originating after the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Sydney Marathon showcases the grit and determination of its participants, as well the beauty of Sydney’s well-known icons, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Not only has the Sydney Marathon just achieved the highly prestigious World Athletics Platinum Label, which officially recognises the event as one of the world’s leading road races, but it is also now a candidate to become the 7th Abbott World Marathon Major (along with New York, London, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, and Tokyo).

As such, 2023 is set to become the biggest marathon that Sydney (and Australia) has ever seen, generating excitement but also large-scale logistical challenges, especially when it comes to movement of people around the city on the day. To manage this process, the Sydney Marathon actively sought key strategic partnerships with organisations that understand the scale and scope of the event.

“Transurban has helped us unlock aspects of the new course that couldn’t have been possible without their help,” explains Sydney Marathon Race Director Wayne Larden. “And this partnership has allowed us to build a better experience for runners and spectators.”

As major road sponsors, Transurban is committed to ensuring the streamlined coordination of traffic flow by providing free travel in the cross-city tunnel during the race, as well as managing road closures and critical incidents, using network-wide traffic monitoring, and purpose-built technology.

“Strengthening communities is at the heart of our business and we are a proud partner of Sydney Marathon,” explains XXXXXX, Transurban XXXXX. “Each year we welcome the opportunity to open our roads and give people the unique experience of running or walking around this beautiful city.”

Transurban takes road safety seriously and we are invested in making every journey a safe one. With this partnership with Sydney Marathon, we aim to give back to community by providing hassle-free transport to and from one of Australia’s most popular sporting events for runners and spectators alike.

 

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