City to Surf 2022: Start time, road closures, routes

City to Surf 2022: Start time, road closures, routes

Special event clearways will be in place along the route with parked cars towed from 1am to 4pm, so make sure to check the route and any signage before leaving your car.

NSW Police reminded motorists and residents to pay close attention to road closures and parking rules in place throughout Sunday. “Vehicles left in special event clearways – even those with local parking permits – will be towed away and fees apply,” Detective Superintendent John Duncan said.

Runners will set off from Hyde Park, at the intersection of Park and College streets, before traveling down 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 spot too many runners taking in the view as they battle up the infamous slope.


The second half of the course winds through Vaucluse before curling south onto Old South Head Road and then Military Road, when runners are hit with ocean views and salty air as they descend towards the finish line at the Bondi foreshore.

Starting times

Runners are staggered to allow for the different pace of participants. The first runners set off at 7.40am, with the last group leaving the CBD at 9.40am. See the full starting schedule below.

Where to cheer from

Spectators take to all vantage points as runners tackle “Heartbreak Hill” at the 2015 City to Surf.Credit:James Alcock

Sydney has a habit of turning the good weather on for the annual City to Surf and, with a top of 19 degrees and the lightest of showers in the morning, the forecast is unlikely to detect thousands of supporters from lining the streets on Sunday.

Here are some of the best places to sit back and watch the action while still enjoying a view.

  • rosebay Near the five kilometer mark, watch as runners pass with Sydney Harbor in the background.