When the Greek messenger Pheidippides ran to Athens to announce the defeat of Persia in the battle of Marathon, he ran 42.2 kilometres without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered his news and died on the spot. FUN RUN is his story.
This athletic celebration lifts you from curious onlooker to dancing cheerleader, as our sporting hero ‘Humphrey’ runs a marathon on stage. Supported by DJs, pyrotechnics and his own dance troupe ‘Haus da Humps’, Sydneysiders are invited to join hundreds of local sports and community groups as they dance, ride, flex and cheer ‘Humps’ across the finish line.
Free, family friendly and suitable for all ages.
No BYO alcohol. No glass
Food and beverages are on sale at the event.
Photo: Briony Jackson
City of Sydney SydneyCycleways at Sydney Festival
Ride to Day One and take advantage of the free bike valet parking service from City of Sydney in Hyde Park and the Domain.
The service runs from 9am until 3pm in Hyde Park and from 5.30 until 11.30pm in the Domain.
Plan your ride to the Festival using the Sydney Cycling Map available at sydneycycleways.net
Try2Wheels in Hyde Park!
The City of Sydney will be bringing their Try2Wheels program to Hyde Park on Day One.
If you're new to riding, or just getting started, Try2Wheels will get you pedalling with confidence. From route planning advice to buying a new bike the Try2Wheels team provide expert advice tailored to you. Participants will also be able to try a range of bikes of all shapes and sizes and can also bring their bike along for a free tune up. The Try2Wheels team will be located next to the bike valet parking in Hyde Park and will available from 9.30am till 2.30pm.
Get along early, the event site will be closed when it reaches capacity.