Event Overview

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4km Distance Event

The 4km events are conducted in Albany, Busselton, Geraldton, Karratha and Perth.

The Perth 4km starts at 7:40am at McLean Park Floreat and finishes at City Beach oval.

Entry is open to all ages and abilities to run, walk and roll. Adult registration is $45 and includes an event shirt. Child registration under age 16 is $24. Children in prams are free, but if they walk part of the course they must be registered as child participants.

Postal registration closes on 25 July. Online registration closes at 12pm midday, 25 August. You can register in person at the Race Bib Collection Expo at Lords Recreation Centre in Subiaco on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August.

Public transport and shuttle buses are the easiest ways to get to and from the Perth event. Free public transport is included in your registration entry, just show your Race Bib to travel on any Transperth service to and from the Perth event.

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12km Distance Event

The 12km events are conducted in Albany, Busselton, Geraldton, Karratha and Perth.

The Perth 12km starts at 8:40am on St Georges Tce in the CBD and finishes at City Beach oval.

Entry is open to all ages and abilities. Adult registration is $55 and includes an event shirt. Child registration under age 16 is $24. Children in prams are free, but if they walk part of the course they must be registered as child participants.

Postal registration closes on 25 July. Online registration closes at 12pm midday, 25 August. You can register in person at the Race Bib Collection Expo at Lords Recreation Centre in Subiaco on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August.

Public transport and shuttle buses are the easiest ways to get to and from the Perth event. Free public transport is included in your registration entry, just show your Race Bib to travel on any Transperth service to and from the Perth event.

•   The first City to Surf was won by Tim Walsh in 1975 in 38:06. Two years later he won again and beat his time by 2 secs.
•   The 12km record was set in 2006 by Brett Cartright in 35:25 and it still stands today.
•   The Women’s 12km record was broken in 2017 by two-time Olympian Eloise Wellings. Her time of 40:14, was just one second faster than the previous record set in 2010 by Lisa Weightman.

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Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts at 7:20am on St Georges Tce in the Perth CBD. Assembly time is 6:50am. The 21.097km course finishes at City Beach oval.

Registration is $105 and includes both an event shirt and a Half Marathon ‘Finisher’ shirt. Postal registration closes on 25 July. Online registration closes at 12pm midday, 25 August. You can register in person at the Race Bib Collection Expo at Lords Recreation Centre in Subiaco on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August.

Entry is open to ages 16 and over. Cut off times and locations apply:
8.10am     Hackett Drive at Stirling Highway        5.0kms
9.05am     Fraser Ave at Kings Park Rd                 10.5kms
11.25am   City Beach Finish Line                           21.097kms

•   The half marathon was added in 2007 with 948 runners and was won by Erwin McRae in 1:08:31.
•   The record was set in 2008 by Gemechu Woyecha 1:05:40, at an average pace of 3 mins 10 secs per km.
•   The women’s half marathon record was set in 2015 by Cassandra Fien in 1:14:21, at an average pace of 3 mins 52 secs per km.

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Marathon

The Marathon starts at 6am on St Georges Tce in the Perth CBD. Assembly time is 5:30am. The 42.195km course finishes at City Beach oval.

Registration is $145 and includes both an event shirt and a Marathon ‘Finisher’ shirt.

Postal registration closes on 25 July. Online registration closes at 12pm midday, 25 August. You can register in person at the Race Bib Collection Expo at Lords Recreation Centre in Subiaco on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August.

Entry is open to ages 18 and over. Cut off times and locations apply:
7:15am              Hackett Drive at Stirling Highway               9.0kms
8:15am              Beatrice St at Jutland Parade                      16.0kms
9:00am              Myers St at Fairway, Crawley                      21.1kms
9.40am              May Drive at Wadjuk Way, Kings Park       25.6kms
10.30am           Fraser Avenue at Kings Park Rd                   31.3kms
12.30pm           City Beach Finish Line                                   42.195kms

•   2018 is the 10th year of the marathon, which was added in 2009 with 862 runners. It was won by Joel Kemboi in 2:17:56.
•   The record is held by Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi in 2:12:55.
•   9,551 people have done the marathon since its first year in 2009.
•   25 runners have been run each year for the past nine years.

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