The Santos NT City2Surf run has reached a massive milestone in 2023.
The iconic event will celebrate its 50th Edition on 4 June.
Athletics NT race director Leanne Chin said it was incredible to think the event had survived the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy and the COVID pandemic.
“The first run was in 1974 and we’ve had a City2Surf every year since then, thanks to a keen group of passionate runners” she said.
“We just beat the COVID lockdown so we may possibly be the longest continuing City2Surf in Australia because others were forced to take a break.”
Ms Chin puts the longevity of the race down to Territorians who have so willingly embraced the event.
“It’s a beautiful Dry Season run that the whole family can take part in, from the experienced marathoners, joggers and sprinters and even the walkers.”
In launching the 50th edition of the event, Ms Chin said a special commemorative finisher’s medal was being created.
Ms Chin promised plenty of prizes for the event on 4 June.
She said Athletics NT was also working on a couple of major announcements but couldn’t reveal too much just yet.
“We’ve recently had the Administrator agree to be our Patron, and particularly the Patron of this race which is very exciting,” she said.
“Hopefully we’ll have more to share soon.”
The Santos NTCity2Surf consists of 4 events:
• The Territory Health Fund 12km run
• The 4km run
• The RFDS 4km walk
• The Santos 1.195km Marathon4Kids
Last year’s 12km male winner was Tim Hewitt in a Course Record blistering pace of 40:26. Tarra Brain won the women’s section in 47:04.
Entries are now open for this year’s event.