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    Come and watch a great race…but leave the car behind!


This Sunday is a special event coming to…or more accurately, through Centennial Parklands. The Sydney Marathon. This is a great legacy event of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and is building an international following. Not only is it a great showcase for Sydney (and the Parklands!) but it also makes a great spectator sport!

Firstly, check out this great (and amazing) video of the full marathon route taken last year from event’s official website (the video enters Centennial Park at the 2 minute mark).

Blackmores Sydney Marathon high speed route from Wayne Larden on Vimeo.

Wow! Here’s a map of the route.

What do you mean a good spectator sport?

Well, firstly, here’s the part of the marathon course that takes in Centennial Parklands…

Sydney Marathon route through Centennial Parklands

Sydney Marathon route through Centennial Parklands

The sight of a group of marathon runners entering Centennial Park is fantastic…

What is the collective noun for a group of marathon runners?

What is the collective noun for a group of marathon runners?

It’s not just these runners that bring out a sense of admiration though, the wheelchair competitors show amazing endurance…

Kury Fearnley captured top spot in the Wheelchair title last year

Kury Fearnley captured top spot in the Wheelchair title last year

The entertainment is sometimes tip-top, and sometimes…



And as for the runners, well, you have to admire his creativity at carrying his race number…

Ummm again...

Ummm again…

So come on down…but leave the car behind…

Centennial Park will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles before midday on Sunday. Pedestrians are welcome all the time.

Here’s a link to the road closure and park operational changes on Sunday.

So, come on down and enjoy the morning in Centennial Park. And in case you’re wondering, Centennial Parklands Dining will still be open.

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