The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac aims to raise much needed funds for charity. In 2011, the City2Surf introduced a special ‘gold charity entry’, perfect for those who would like to make fundraising the focus of their event experience. Similar to other famous runs, like the London Marathon, these entries are strictly limited.
What are charity entries?
Choose from a list of high profile Australian charities to run and raise funds for. Gold Charity runners will start up front, after the red runners, in their own exclusive start group. (Gold will line up in front of the Yellow start group on College St).
Please note, as places are limited, charities choose to allocate the entries to runners on the strength of their commitment to fundraising. Fundraising targets will be set by the individual charities, but the average target will be around $1,000. The aim is to raise over $1.5 million through the gold charity entries.
As a Gold Charity entrant, your race pack will be available for collection from the exclusive Gold Charity booth at the City2Surf Event Expo.
For safety reasons, any pushers or wheelchair entrants who are part of the Gold Charity Program must start from the Back of the Pack.
How do I apply for a charity entry?
To apply for a charity entry, you'll need to contact your chosen charity directly and see if they have places available.
Why should I become a Gold Charity runner?
View the benefits of running the City2Surf as a Gold Charity entrant here.
How do I enter once I am accepted?
Once you have been accepted for a Gold Charity Entry, you will receive an email from your chosen charity detailing relevant information and the next steps involved in securing your position.
Search the charity listings and get in touch with your charity.
When should I apply for a charity entry?
The sooner the better, once the allocation has been reached these entries will be closed.
I work for a charity; how do I get entries in the scheme?
If you are interested in becoming involved as a Gold Charity, please email for more information.
Other ways to fundraise
If the Gold Charity entry isn’t for you, you can still choose to raise funds for another cause close to your heart by setting up your own online fundraising page. With more than 650 charities on board this is a simple way to be involved and have your friends and family donate. In 2011, more than $3.8 million was raised for various charities across the country; view a full list of funds raised here. (Note: This list does not include volunteer donations or one-off donations).