5 Scenic Sydney Running Routes That Only a Local Would Know

Clock up the kilometres and snag an awesome view.

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Picture this: you’re out on a run, the wind is whipping through your hair, and beads of sweat glisten across your shoulders. You’re gritting your teeth, willing your aching limbs to carry you just that little bit further, and then the pain falls away. You lose yourself in the panoramic views of a rugged coastline and endless ocean. Yep, no city does a scenic run quite like Sydney.
Home to a breathtaking harbour, iconic architecture and lush bush land areas; Sydney provides plenty of opportunities to hit the pavement. So if you’re tired of the monotonous treadmill (don’t worry, we’ve all been there) read on to find out where else you can clock up the kilometres, and snag an awesome view.

5 of our favourite scenic running routes

Henry Head Circuit

Distance: approx. 7.3km

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This not-so-secret track offers a welcome relief from crowded city living, serving up a slice of running paradise as you can see from the video above.
Check out the route here.

Manly to North Head

Distance: approx. 9.9km

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The Manly to North Head Run is popular among seasoned runners and beginners alike, and for good reason. Expect an epic hill and an epic view.
Check out the route here.

Cronulla Esplanade

Distance: approx. 5.9km

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This route is giving the iconic Bondi-to-Bronte a run for its money, combining magnificent views with varied inclines. Be sure to cool off post-run at one of the many beaches or rock pools.
Check out the route here.

Harbour Bridge Run

Distance: approx. 9.8km

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Photography by Craig Golding

Weave your way over the Harbour Bridge, past Luna Park and along the waterfront trail that runs through McMahons Point and Lavender Bay. Trust us, this route is not to be missed.
Check out the route here.

Mort Bay

Distance: approx. 5.1km

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The Mort Bay Walk starts at Mort Bay Park in Sydney’s inner west and extends around scenic Ballast Point Park, which overlooks the harbour. It makes for a relaxed recovery run, as it isn’t as long as some of the other tracks. Not to mention, it’s dog friendly so your precious pooch can tag along.
Check out the route here.
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And, no running route is complete without the right gear. As Marilyn Monroe once said; give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Or in our case, a scenic run. Enter: the next-gen Nike LunarEpic Flyknit. With these bad boys you’ll be conquering the world, or Sydney, one running route at a time (click here to read our full review).

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