If you are like most people, you are motivated by goals. One of the best ways to reach your fitness goals is to sign up for an event, like a 5 km run, obstacle course or other fitness challenge event. It doesn’t matter what kind of event you choose as long as it keeps you coming to the gym and pushing yourself to new levels.
Sydney is a great city to live and work in. We have plenty of beaches, parks, and city streets to enjoy. As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is also home to some fun and challenging fitness events. So if you’re looking for some fitness challenge events to keep you motivated over the coming winter months, look no further than this list.
Fitness Challenge Events Around Sydney
Balmoral Swim for Cancer
Chances are you know at least one person who has been affected by cancer. Put on your swimmers and hit Sydney Harbour to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Balmoral Swim for Cancer. One of the few open water races to be held within the beauty of Sydney Harbour, the event includes a 1km swim, school relays and a juniors event.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Instead of spending your weekend at the pub or beach, why not rally a team and take on 100km in 48hrs or tackle a 50km stretch in 24hrs!? The Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney takes place every August and sees over 700 teams walk through beautiful, rugged bushland from the Hawkesbury to the Harbour. Fight poverty and injustice across the globe with every step you take.
I’ve taken on the challenge 3 times already. I’ll see you there!
Spartan Race – Sydney Sprint/Beast/Hurricane Heat
Obstacle races have become all the rage in recent years. Show off your strength and endurance in the epic Spartan Race at Picton. You have the option of three races: the Sprint, Beast, or Hurricane Heat. The Sprint is 7 km long with 20-23 different obstacles. It’s a great “starter” race. If you’re looking for something hardcore, try the Beast, which is 20+ km with 30-35 obstacles. Everyone can join in these fitness challenge events at some level!
The Stadium Stomp is an epic race to see who can climb to the top the fastest. This is an epic stair climbing challenge involving not one but two BIG sporting stadiums, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Allianz Stadium right next door. You’ll want to spend some time on the StairMaster before signing up for this race!
Are you ready to show us what you’re made of? All you need is mud! Sign up for one of the world’s toughest fitness challenge event: the Tough Mudder. You’ll run, walk, climb, and crawl your way through this 16+ km course with over 20 different obstacles of mud, water, and fire.
The Colour Run
If mud, sweat, and tears aren’t your thing, then maybe the Colour Run is? It is, after all, “the happiest 5km on the planet!” Enjoy a leisurely 5km run through Centennial Park while getting colourful bags of dye thrown at you mid stride. You’ll be a colourful, sweaty mess by the end.
Sydney has no shortage of fun and challenging fitness events to keep you motivated.
Tell us what are your favourite fitness challenge events in the comments below!