Welcome to the Sun Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac 2018 volunteer page!






What is the event?

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac has now been running for 47 years and is owned and organised by The Sun-Herald(formerly The Sun), a Fairfax Media publication. History tells us that the inspiration for this great event came via a note from Fairfax’s US correspondent, who sent a newspaper clipping in 1970 about the San Francisco Bay to Breakers to the editor of The Sun newspaper, Jack Tier. From that internal memorandum The Sun City2Surf was born, albeit humbly, in 1971, with just over 1,500 entrants (only 2% of the field was female).

In the years since it has been proven time and again that no other fun run in the Southern Hemisphere matches the City2Surf in terms of organisation or demographics.

For the first time in the event’s history women outnumbered men in the capacity field of 63,451 in 2006: it is truly a community event attracting entrants from all walks of life and all ages. Originally a 15km course, the 14km course of today has now become one of the most loved and largest community events in the world.


When can I volunteer?

Expo – Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 August 2018 (ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour)

Event Day  – Sunday August 12, 2018 (Start Line, Hyde Park OR Finish Line, Bondi)



RACE BIB COLLECTION – Dates and location above



To volunteer as part of a group, you must be part of an existing community group or organisation and all volunteers must be at least 8 years old. Groups that often volunteer for our events include Rotary clubs, Lions Clubs, Scout groups, Sport Clubs, Running clubs and many more. The only requirement is that the group are able to provide us with their certificate of currency when you register. 


Individual volunteers must be 18 years or over. If you are volunteering with friends, please let us know in your Expression of Interest form below, and we will do our best to position you together in the same role.


Want to be a part of the action, have a great time and do something rewarding?  We want YOU to join our team! 

Individual Volunteer Roles

Volunteer check-in

VIP check-in

Information Wayfinder


Race Bib Collection

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.







Fill in the below form if you would like to express interest in volunteering as an individual at the 2017 City2Surf





What does my club get out of it?

As a thank you, the Event will make a donation back to your club for each volunteer role filled on the day.

What kind of roles will volunteers be doing?


You will have the opportunity to select the area which you would like to be involved in at the event during the registration process!  (We do our best to allocate volunteers to their preferred role, but very occasionally, due to operational reasons, we may need to allocate you a different position).

No roles are too laborious, but just require people willing to help out, work as a team, and have a good time!

Click the image on the left for role descriptions

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.

Please contact to go on the waiting list if your community group would like to volunteer in 2017