Event Info

RUNSYDUNI is a free 4km fun run with 18 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 10 May 2023 at 1pm at The Square (Physics Road, Arena Sports Centre)

RUNSYDUNI doubles as the 2023 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 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? Entries will close Friday May 5th (unless capacity reached first).

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 in advance. For the full list of 2023 Interfaculty sport events, click here

Is this for all fitness levels? YES YES YES! Training sessions are aimed at beginner and social runners.

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 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 2023 but we hope to open the event to everyone in 2024


Event start & finish is The Square at the Arena Sports Centre on Physics Road. Details of our fabulous 4km course around campus will be uploaded on Wednesday 10 May.

Race bib Collection

Race bibs will be available for collection from 11am on race day. Race bibs must be collected and worn for timing purposes. No race bib, no time! You will be contacted beforehand as a reminder.