Event Info

Please note this event is currently suspended in accordance with government advice re: COVID-19 (updated 16 March)

RUNSYDUNI is a free 4km fun run with 20 free pre-race training sessions on the grounds of the University of Sydney. It is free for all currently enrolled USYD students & USYD staff. Most importantly, it is for all levels of fitness! So don’t delay, get involved!

  • When: Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 1pm at The Square (Physics Road, Arena Sports Centre)

RUNSYDUNI doubles as the 2020 Interfaculty Run so represent your faculty or department with pride 🦁

Training will commence in week 2 of semester 1, see Training

RUNSYDUNI is proudly run by Sydney University Athletics Club and supported by Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, Athletics NSW and the University of Sydney. All registered participants will receive an official electronic time. Top 3 positions and overall faculty winners will be announced post event!


When is event entry cut off? 1 week prior to the event on 13 May so don’t delay, register now, it’s free! This enables us to distribute bibs efficiently, see Bib Collection for details

Can I just enter the fun run without doing the training program? Yes, you absolutely can but you need to register

Is this the Interfaculty Run? Yes, hence you are asked what your faculty or department is when you register. Your participation will only count if you have registered and collected your bib. For the full list of 2020 Interfaculty sport events, click here

Is this for all fitness levels? YES YES YES!

How early should I arrive on race day? The starting gun will fire at 1pm sharp!

How is my race time calculated? We are using electronic timing with timing mats & bibs from Athletics NSW so you will receive both a gun time & net time so there is no need to be at the front of the start line whatsoever

Can I walk not run the course? Yes but the course will be progressively re-opened to normal functioning

Is there bag drop off available? Unfortunately no so please make alternative arrangements

What is happening on the day? Event day will involve activations, some post race nutrition re-fuelling and a viewing area for spectators

Who is running this event? See Event Support

I’m not a USYD Student or USYD Staff member, can I enter? Unfortunately not in 2020 but we hope to open the event to everyone in 2021


Event start & finish is The Square at the Arena Sports Centre on Physics Road. Details of our fabulous 4km course around campus to follow.

Race bib Collection

Race bibs will be available for collection in the week commencing Monday 11 May 2020 from the Arena Sports & Centre, Building A30 Western Avenue. All race bibs should be collected prior to race day, no race bib, no time! You will be contacted beforehand as a reminder.