It used to be that running a 50- or 100-km race earned you bragging rights for life. And it still does. But are you keen to take it up a notch? To make the most of every step beyond the 42.2km?
Whether you class yourself as an endurance runner or are still on your way, we have the race for you. Centennial Park Ultra is a class of ultra marathon that’s a step above the rest – it’s not only physically and mentally challenging, but it is also an experience like no other.
It’s long, it’s tough and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Think you have what it takes? Finish the Centennial Park Ultra, and everything afterward will seem like a fun run.
Run your ultra marathon your way – compete as an individual or part of a team
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Centennial Park Ultra Marathon is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most iconic ultra marathons. Enter as an individual in the 50km or 100km events, or team up and go the distance with friends. It is the perfect race preparation for those participating in the Oxfam Trailwalker (3 weeks) or Sydney Marathon (6 weeks). We’ve also introduced a Junior’s Hot Lap for the kids while raising much-needed funds for Sydney Hospital’s Bear Cottage. Join hundreds of runners from Sydney, Melbourne and across Australia – strap on your runners and go for it! Conveniently located just 5km from Sydney CBD, Centennial Park is easily accessible and the perfect location for both competitors and supporters. Come run with us – and experience an Ultra race like no other.
CP Ultra's Story
The Centennial Park Ultra was founded by Sydney-based runner April Palmerlee when she was pregnant with her fourth child. Limited with her running, April founded the ultramarathon event as a way to continue her involvement within the community that she loved.
Now in its fifth year, April has stepped back and handed event management over to professional Race Director and dedicated runner Keith Hong from Buzz Events & Co, the team behind the istadiumRun, The NorthFace 100 and other kickass running events.
At the heart of CP Ultra are two distances – 50km and 100km. Not ready to step up to 50km quite yet? From this year, we also offer a marathon distance!
You can, of course, run solo, but we realise that ultra-running isn’t for everyone, so we offer non-ultra runners the opportunity to participate in teams, running either event in relays.
This year, for the first time ever, we are also introducing a junior’s event. We know just how many kids watch their parents compete and are desperate to get out there themselves! This is their chance – not only do they get to run a ‘hot lap’ of the course, but all proceeds will be donated to Bear Cottage, the only children’s hospice in NSW.
Buzz Events & Co. is a 'for runners by runners' events management company. We specialise in producing mass participation running events; roads or trails, we love it all.
Company Director, Keith Hong, is widely known within the running community. His professional experience (ranging from Sydney’s City2Surf, Blue Mountain's The North Face 100 ,Newcastle iStadiumRun and many grassroots running events), combined with his passion and experience as an avid runner, brings Buzz Events & Co unparalleled insight into the strategic management of world-class running events.