City to Surf 2022: Start time, road closures, routes
Special event clearances will be in place along the course with parked cars towed from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., so be sure to check the course and any signage before leaving your car.
NSW Police have reminded motorists and residents to pay close attention to road closures and parking rules in place throughout Sunday. “Vehicles left in special event clearings – even those with local parking permits – will be towed away and charges will apply,” Detective Superintendent John Duncan said.
Runners will start from Hyde Park, at the intersection of Park and College Streets, before descending William Street, through Kings Cross Tunnel and along New South Head Road towards Rose Bay.
“Heartbreak Hill” marks the halfway point and one of the most scenic parts of the course, but you won’t see too many runners taking in the views as they battle the infamous incline.
The second half of the course winds through the Vaucluse before winding south on Old South Head Road and then Military Road, when riders are struck by ocean views and salty air as they descend towards the finish line on the Bondi foreshore.
The runners are staggered to take into account the different pace of the participants. The first runners left at 7:40 a.m., with the last group leaving the CBD at 9:40 a.m. See the full departure schedule below.
From where to applaud
Sydney is used to activating the good weather for the annual City to Surf and, with a high of 19 degrees and the lightest of showers in the morning, the forecast is unlikely to deter thousands of supporters from lining up in the streets on Sunday.
Here are some of the best places to sit and watch the action while enjoying the view.
- Pink Bay Near the five kilometer mark, watch the runners pass by with Sydney Harbor in the background.